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Digitised boundary datasets (sometimes referred to as 'DBDs' or 'boundary data') are a digitised representation of the underlying geography of the census. They are often used within Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Computer aided Designs (CAD) systems. For more information follow this link.

Licence

UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Other Access

The information on this page (the dataset metadata) is also available in these formats.

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via the DKAN API

2011 Census Geography boundaries (Output Areas and Small Areas)

Output Area is the lowest geographical level at which census estimates are provided. Output Areas were introduced in Scotland at the 1981 Census and in all the countries of the UK at the 2001 Census.

The Output Areas and Small Areas list contains 232,296 areas of the following constituent 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).

Units: 

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2017-09-06
Release Date
2017-09-06
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
60b401ef-1091-452d-aed5-42a41c3c38f0
Geographical Coverage Location
UK
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Output Areas and Small Areas
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: