2011 Census Geography data to be released on 30 October


Today ONS announced the 2011 Census Geography products will be published on 30th October 2012 and available under an Open Government Licence. The data will be published ahead of the 2nd release Census datasets and is the first time users can explore the new Census boundaries.

Products will be downloadable and/or supplied on hard media from ONS Geography and will include:

  • 2011 Output Area (OA), Lower/Middle Layer Super Output Area (L/MSOA) boundaries (shapefile, KML formats)
  • 2011 OA/LSOA/MSOA population weighted centroids (shapefile, KML formats)
  • 2011 OA to higher area lookups (inc. wards, parishes, counties) (text, csv formats)
  • 2001 to 2011 OA/SOA and workplace zone lookup files (text, csv formats)

Further products are expected to be released in January 2013.

To assist users, SASPAC will be recreating 2001 Census data for the 2011 Census geography and making these datasets available to download via our website.