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2011 Census Geography boundaries (Counties)

Counties were formerly administrative units across the whole of the UK. Due to various administrative restructurings, however, the only administrative areas still referred to as 'counties' are the Non-Metropolitan Districts of England. The English Metropolitan Districts, although no longer administrative units, are also used for statistical purposes.

The Counties area list contains 35 areas of the following constituent English geographies:

Please visit ONS Beginner's Guide to UK Geography for more info.

The boundaries are available as either extent of the realm (usually this is the Mean Low Water mark but in some cases boundaries extend beyond this to include off shore islands) or
clipped to the coastline (Mean High Water mark).

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2017-09-11
Release Date
2017-09-11
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
72f2d79d-73ff-48ef-91c4-38bd1559b34c
Geographical Coverage Location
England
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Counties
Public Access Level
Public
Year: 
Citation: 
Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. 2011 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland) [computer file]
Geographic Layer: