Support #1445

Geographic disaggregations available

Added by Evelyn Jager almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Good afternoon,

I am hoping to get a better understanding of what sociodemographic and health variables can be accessed at MSOA, LSOA or Ward level. Could you please advise?

Kind regards,


Updated by Gundi Knies almost 3 years ago

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Hi Evelyn,
all available neighbourhood classifications and geographical identifiers are listed here:

Our data are not provided at specific spatial scales - it is a UK-wide survey. In the data you will find the variable gor_dv which tells you which region of the UK the sample member lives in. The study is designed to be representative at the regional level (subject to weighting).

For any spatial scales below this, you can apply for access to the geographic IDs to link in your own aggregate indicators such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation or local authority level data. The process to apply for SL data is described on the aformentioned website. Note that there will not be many cases in any particular smaller scale geography such as MSOA or LSOA as the study is not very clustered at the neighbourhood level.

Does this answer your question?

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