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Neighbourhoods and area statistics in the post 2001 census era

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Abstract:

This paper examines the current interest in neighbourhood-based policy in England and considers the extent to which the output geography developed for the 2001 census helps to meet the need for neighbourhood-based data. The characteristics of the new census output geography are presented, and the difficulties of creating meaningful neighbourhood geographies from statistical reporting units reviewed. The new geography will provide a much improved basis for the consolidation of data from official administrative sources, but additional challenges are also discussed in relation to the future of census data collection and publication.

Keywords: England; census; data; neighbourhood; output area; policy; zone design

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0004-0894.2004.00210.x

Affiliations: School of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Email: D.J.Martin@soton.ac.uk

Publication date: 2004-06-01

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