Support #1576

variables in Lower super output areas

Added by Weigang Yan over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Hi, I am looking for variables in Lower Super Output areas, preferably individual records. After checking the guidance, I find most of the records are average value from the survey. How can I request individual records in small areas?

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Weigang Yan


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team over 1 year ago

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Using the address information of survey respondents the geographical locator variables like MSOA, LSOA etc are provided in separate Special License files. If you want to access those you will have to make a separate application to the UKDS for those specific data files. Once your application is approved and you have access to those data files which will include the household identifer for the households enuermated in each wave along with the LSOA based on the address of that household for that wave. Note you can either request 2001 LSOA or 2011 LSOA not both. Using these files you can match that to any external data which is based on the LSOA.

Here is more information about the geographically linked data:

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Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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