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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.

JSON RDF

via the DKAN API

2011 Census Geography boundaries (Regions)

Regions were built up of complete counties/unitary authorities so, although they were subject to change, they always reflected administrative boundaries as at the end of the previous year.

The Region area list contains nine areas for English Regions, and provides coverage of England only.

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).

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Publisher
Modified Date
2017-09-11
Release Date
2017-09-11
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
3a381b6f-2327-428b-aaa6-ed984fd5f375
Geographical Coverage Location
England
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Regions
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: