Quality Assuring & Adding Value to the 2001 Census Output Area Classification. Dan Vickers & Phil Rees Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy School of Geography University of Leeds. Paper presented at the Third International Population Geography Conference Liverpool 19 th -21 st June 2006.
Dan Vickers & Phil Rees
Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Paper presented at the Third International Population Geography Conference
Liverpool 19th-21st June 2006
Can be added to any downloaded dataset as a zone attribute.
Available to download with GIS boundary files for mapping.
Colours on the map to be linked to names. Area Classification
E.g. A4, B7, C1 etc.User Consultation
The results Area Classification
Where the respondents liveConsultation Results
“There’s probably a lecture example on geodemographics and lifestyle classifiers in there somewhere...” (Respondent qa38).
“I wonder if it would be possible to use this technique as a teaching tool, once the classifications are finalised? I am sure it would make a great teaching resource for CHCC [Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census Data and Related Materials] if you could automate the map production once a postcode is entered?” (Respondent qa1).
“An interesting exercise, which tells my own life history - I grew up in 'typical traits'; went off to be a student; as a postgrad I rented a room also in 'typical traits' before as a young academic buying a small terraced house in 'city centre melting pot'. After a few years I moved on to a house in 'typical traits' and a few years ago finally arrived in 'comfortable suburban estates'. You could probably classify life-histories according to transition through these profiles!” (Respondent qa38).
“Can you create the same for 1991 and show us change?!” (Respondent qa13).
“Both areas on my piece of map should be group E as they are both ‘Idyllic Countryside’” (Respondent qa36)
“OA [withheld] is classified as A and should really be E, this OA is just over the Bristol Suspension Bridge and is definitely not average!” (Respondent qa39).
“While at such a level no mapping is going to be perfect, the map provided put very different land covers together into single clusters. For example, on the map provided, large industrial areas were clustered together with comfortable suburban developments.” (respondent qa54).
“I’m surprised that Headingley [an area of Leeds heavily populated by students] appears to be in the same category as the city centre” (Respondent qa44).