2011 Census boundaries, spatial data and lookups

ONS have now published the 2011 Census boundaries for Output Areas (OAs), Lower layer Super OAs and Middle layer Super OAs.

2011 Census boundary files (.shp) for OAs, LSOAs and MSOAs may be downloaded from here.

2001 Census boundary files (.shp) for OAs, LSOAs and MSOAs may be downloaded from here.

2001 to 2011 Census geography OAs, LSOAs and MSOAs lookup files from here.

2011 OA to higher area lookup files from here.

Postcodes to OAs, LSOAs and  MSOAs from here.

2011 Census median population weighted centroid files (.shp) for OA, LSOA and MSOAs datasets from here .

2.6 per cent of 2001 OAs have changed as a result of the 2011 Census, 1.1 per cent of LSOA and 0.1 per cent of MSOAs. The average population in an OA has increased, from 297 in 2001 to 309 in 2011.

One Response to 2011 Census boundaries, spatial data and lookups

  1. Robert Moore says:

    Are ward outlines available from this source? I am having problems clipping wards to the extent of the Realm (from UK Borders) because my GIS software detaches part of the county and leaves it in the sea. Ready-made Ward outlines would be very useful therefore.

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