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Scottish datazones in SN7248

Added by Rory Coulter over 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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High
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Start date:
01/26/2017
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Dear Support Team,

I'm currently working with the latest six wave version of Understanding Society and have a special license to work with 2011 census micro-geographies using SN7248. According to the UKDS documentation, SN7248 contains LSOA codes for England and Wales, Scottish datazones and Northern Irish SOANIs.

However, when I merge SN7248 onto Understanding Society all Scottish datazones seem to be set to missing (ie -9) in waves 1-5. I remember from an earlier post (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/issues/257) that there was at one point a problem with the postcode matching process used in Scotland. However in earlier releases of SN7248 there were some valid Scottish DZs in waves 1-5, so I'm not totally sure why in the latest version these have all now become missing and why this differs for the wave 6 cases.

Any help you can offer would be much appreciated. I can't find any answers in the documentation but apologies if I've overlooked something obvious. Although this issue isn't critical for my current project, it would be handy for subsequent work to be able to analyse microgeographic information from across the UK.

Thanks and best wishes
Rory

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