Support #1064

Including local level identifiers in Understanding Society

Added by Jan Janmaat over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Would it be possible to have local level geographical identifiers, such as ward, postcode sector or SMOA, included in the Understanding Society data? Can we apply for this under some special "restricted access" procedure? We are willing to pay for this if this involves a fee. We would like to use the data for a project on local variations in immigrant integration. I know Understanding Society includes Government Office Regions but that level is too large for our purposes.


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Dear Jan,

You can see on this page which lower level geographies are available, scroll down to GN 33428 Understanding Society, 2008- : Special Licence Access:!/access

There is no fee, please just apply for the dataset you wish to use through the Data Service. Here is some more information about the different types of licence which are available:

Best wishes,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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