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Local Authority Districts (LAD) from SN 6666

Added by Nico Ochmann 9 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Category:
Data documentation
Start date:
03/17/2022
% Done:

100%


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Dear Ladies and Gentleman,
I have attached a copy of the SN 6666 user guide published by Understanding Society.
I am puzzled by the number of LAD that is reported in the attachment:
if my computations based on the attachment are correct then there are 56+239+36+33+24+44 = 432 LAD in England, Wales, and Scotland. However, when I go to the Office for National Statistics I obtain a number of LAD that is quite below 432.
Something like 363 LAD for England, for instance.
I would really appreciate your help on this.
Have a great evening,
Nico


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LAD_USoc.pdf (499 KB) LAD_USoc.pdf Nico Ochmann, 03/17/2022 04:43 PM
#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 9 months 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.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Nico Ochmann 8 months ago

Thanks for your reply.
As a follow-up question/comment, I would like to have a list of all local authority districts used in the UKHLS.
Where would I find such a list?
Best,
Nico

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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Hi Nico,

1) please note that it might happen that some numbers in the ranges are not in use, e.g. in the most up-to-date list of LADs E06000028-E06000029, or E070000100-E070000101, so counting the total number in the way you proposed would not give the correct figure (https://geoportal.statistics.gov.uk/datasets/ons::local-authority-districts-may-2021-uk-bfe/about),
2) the list of LADs has been changing over the years and this is reflected in our data, so there are differences between e.g. wave 1 and wave 11,
3) you can find the complete lists of LADs used in the UKHLS in waves 1, 6, and 11 with the sample sizes here:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/linked-data/geographical-identifiers/sample-size-local-authority-wave-1
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/linked-data/geographical-identifiers/sample-size-local-authority-wave-6
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/linked-data/geographical-identifiers/sample-size-local-authority-wave-11

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#4

Updated by Nico Ochmann 8 months ago

Very good, I appreciate your quick reply and great information.
Best wishes,
Nico

#5

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
#6

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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