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England and Wales Census – English and Welsh Geo-Demographics explained
Viewed 498 times since Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Every ten years the census gives us a complete picture of the nation. It allows us to compare different groups of people across the United Kingdom because the same questions are asked, and the information is recorded, in the same way throughout... Read More
Northern Irelands Census – Northern Irish Geo-Demographics explained
Viewed 529 times since Mon, Jan 14, 2019
The term census refers to any count/enumeration of items that are important to a country, such as housing, agriculture or manufacturing, taken at a particular time.  Used on its own, however, it usually refers to a census of population.  Modern... Read More
Scotland’s Census – Scottish Geo-Demographics explained
Viewed 550 times since Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Scotland’s Census is the official estimate of every person and household. The census has collected information about the population every 10 years since 1801 (except in 1941 when no census was taken due to the Second World War). For the 2011... Read More
Standard Occupational Classification Explained
Viewed 193 times since Wed, Oct 31, 2018
Standard Occupational Classification divided occupations into 9 major groups, 25 sub major groups, and 90 minor groups.     Read More
Household Income
Viewed 488 times since Mon, Jul 23, 2018
The Household income data contains statistics of model-based small area income estimates for the financial years 2011/12, 2013/14 and most recent publication of 2015/16. The small area income estimates are available for middle layer super output... Read More
Household Spend
Viewed 9 times since Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Household spending is taken from the annual Living Costs and Food Survey (LCF) which is a voluntary sample survey of private households. This allows you to view the average spend in 14 groups and 155 subcategories (= Number of Commodities and... Read More
Occupations - NS-SEC
Viewed 339 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
The National Statistics European Socio‑economic Classification (NS-SEC) has been constructed to measure the employment relations and conditions of occupations. Conceptually, these are central to showing the structure of socio-economic positions in... Read More
Definition of a Household
Viewed 272 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
In general census data tends to be split between residents (people) and households (homes). Households are counted as the number of occupied and unoccupied locations based on the household size, housing tenure and the number of children living in... Read More
Social Grades
Viewed 903 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
Social Grade is the socio-economic classification used by the Market Research and Marketing Industries, most often in the analysis of spending habits and consumer attitudes as summarised below.Click on the social class for more details. GradeSocial... Read More
Output Area Classifications
Viewed 470 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
The following pen portraits describe the clusters that make up the 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas (OAC), mapped to postcodes, providing an informal view of the characteristics of each cluster. The OAC is a hierarchical classification,... Read More
Seven domains of deprivation
Viewed 591 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
The English Indices of Deprivation 2015 (IMD) is an overall relative measure of deprivation constructed by combining seven domains of deprivation according to their respective weights, as described below. The seven domains of deprivation are as... Read More
English Indices of Deprivation 2015
Viewed 660 times since Tue, Jan 30, 2018
Since the 1970s the Department for Communities and Local Government and its predecessors have calculated local measures of deprivation in England. This release contains the latest version of these statistics, the English Indices of Deprivation 2015... Read More