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2011 LSOAs for BHPS waves

Added by Albert Ward 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Feedback
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Normal
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Start date:
12/06/2022
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Hi,

I was wondering whether you have any plans to make the 2011 LSOA file (https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=7248&type=Data%20catalogue) apply to the BHPS waves, in the same way that the 2001 LSOA file (https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6670&type=Data%20catalogue) applies to the UKHLS waves of the survey.

I ask because we are only permitted to match one or the other to the Special Licence file, and therefore it is not possible to study the whole panel using the most up-to-date LSOAs.

Thanks,

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 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

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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Hello Albert,

According to our data team, there are no current plans to make LSOA 2011 apply to BHPS waves. As documented, nearly all the geographies are extracted from the appropriate ONS Postcode Directories. As LSOA 2011 did not exist at the time of the BHPS waves they are not available for the BHPS stand-alone dataset series and hence why they were not made available in the harmonised BHPS waves included with the Understanding Society series. When the BHPS waves were harmonised, the approach was carried over for those waves.

However, the request would be analysed in a future internal committee to consider including the Census geographies in the harmonised BHPS waves. If it is approved, the results will be made public.

What you could do is use 2001 LSOA data with the tables (from external sources e.g. ONS) showing how LSOA 2001 maps onto LSOA 2011.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Albert Ward 2 months ago

Hi,

Thanks for this; that makes sense. I am considering using 2001 LSOAs - though this would make the UKHLS waves less accurate, and I would have to reallocate the census data I have to the 2001 LSOAs.

Best,
Albert

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