Support #642

LAD Codes

Added by Matthias Buser about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

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Dear everyone

We are currently working on a project about EU Citizens voting rights in England on local level. 1996 was the first year EU Citizens were allowed to vote in English local election.
From UK Data Service we received the Conditional Access Dataset SN6027 with Local Authority Districts. The LAD Codes we received are the 9 digit ONS Codes implemented 2011.

Since we want to exploit differences in time of implementation between districts, we need to identify in what district a person lived before and after the implementation in 1996.
Using the 2011 9 digit Codes, we lose a lot of information, because a lot of restructuring happened and districts have been abolished and merged to larger units since 1996. (Looking back from today (9digit code), we don’t know anymore, in what exact district a person lived)

To be as precise as possible, we need the former 4 digit LAD Codes for every Person the year the Person joined the BHPS.

Is there any change you can provide this information to us? Or where do we have to ask for it?

Thank you very much
Kind regards


Updated by Matthias Buser about 7 years ago

  • Best for is would be, if we can get access to the 4 digit LAD Codes that were up-to-date in 1992, in 1993, in 1994... and so on until around 1999. Is that possible?
    Thanks for your help.

Updated by Victoria Nolan about 7 years ago

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Dear Matthais,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you about this. We are just investigating this here as it is a complex issue - we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes, Victoria


Updated by Victoria Nolan about 7 years ago

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Dear Matthias,

Apologies, again, for the long delay in getting back to you. This is a complex issue - my collegaue, Birgitta Rabe, will be able to talk you through a possible solution - I have passed on your email address to her, and she will contact you directly outside of this forum.

Best wishes, Victoria.


Updated by Victoria Nolan about 7 years ago

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