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Northamptonshire Analysis
The authority on Northamptonshire statistics

Our data is available at a number of geographical levels. The list below describes these levels.

Administrative Geographies

County :  The administrative county boundary for Northamptonshire.

District :  There are four borough councils and three district councils in Northamptonshire.

County Council Electoral Division :  Currently in Northamptonshire there are 57 County Council Electoral Divisions, each represented by a single Councillor.  Electoral Divisions have different boundaries to Borough/District Electoral Wards.   Click here for an LSOA to Electoral Division Lookup as used within Northamptonshire Analysis.

Borough / District Electoral Ward :  The number of Electoral Wards per Borough or District in Northamptonshire is listed in the table below.  In total there are 146 Electoral Wards across the county.  Borough and District Electoral Wards use different boundaries to the NCC Electoral Divisions.  Data for these wards is not available on Northamptonshire Analysis.  For an LSOA to Electoral Ward Lookup please see the lookups section in the ONS Geoportal (see Related Links to the right).

Council Name Number of electoral wards
Corby Borough Council
15
Daventry District Council
16
East Northamptonshire District Council
22
Kettering Borough Council
17
Northampton Borough Council
33
South Northamptonshire Borough Council
27
Borough Council of Wellingborough
16

Parish :  Parishes operate independently of other levels of Government such as district/borough councils and county councils, although they maintain a close working relationship with these authorities.  Parish data is not available on Northamptonshire Analysis.   Parish profiles containing Census 2011 data can be accessed via the Nomis Website (See Local Area Report option, bottom left of Nomis home page).

For more information on geographical areas please see the Beginner's Guide to UK Geography from the Office for National Statistics (NB. this link is slightly slow to open). 

 

Small Area Statistical Geographies

There are two sets of these small area geographies available on the site. The most recent (MSOA 2011, LSOA 2011)  were created by the ONS after the 2011 Census and replaced the previous set created after the 2001 Census (LSOAs and MSOAs). The figures below reference the most recent (2011) set.  Most data is now released at the 2011 groupings, however some data publishers continue to use the old geographies and some historical data/products are only available at LSOA 2001 level (eg. the 2008 Index of Multiple Deprivation).

Middle-Layer Super Output Area (MSOA 2011) :  Middle Layer Super Output Areas are made up of LSOAs. There are 90 MSOAs in the county. Each MSOA contains between 5,000 and 15,000 people.  For static maps of individual MSOAs, please open a data table for this geographical level and click on the information button (white i in a blue circle) next to the specific MSOA name you require.

Lower-Layer Super Output Area (LSOA 2011) :  Lower Layer Super Output Areas are made up of output areas. There are 422 LSOAs in the county.  Each LSOA contains between 1,000 and 3,000 people.  This is the smallest area geography available on Northamptonshire Analysis.  For static maps of individual LSOAs, please open a data table for this geographical level and click on the information button (white i in a blue circle) next to the specific LSOA name you require.

Output Area (OA) :  Output Areas represent the lowest geographical area at which some Census outputs are provided. There are 2,231 Output Areas in the county. Each OA has approximately 125 households.  Data at Output Area level is not available on Northamptonshire Analysis.  Please see the Census Tables on the Nomis Website if you require this level of detail.

For more information on geographical areas please see the Beginner's Guide to UK Geography from the Office for National Statistics (NB. this link is slightly slow to open).

 

Other Geographies

Nationally Recognised Geographies

Local Enterprise Partnership :  LEPs are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses (public-private partnerships) set up in 2011 by the then Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area.  Northamptonshire is aligned with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Parntership (SEMLEP).

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Locality :  CCG localities came into force on 01 April 2013.

Aggregated Local Geographies

There are a number of operational geographies used by either the County  Council or the Borough/District Councils  which are not nationally recognised but are aggregated within Northamptonshire Analysis using data at District level or LSOA 2011 level as the base geography.   If an LSOA does not fit entirely within the larger geography being created, then the LSOA data is proportioned out into the new areas according to the number of address points falling wthin each of the larger geographies at the time the larger geography was created (these proportions are not subsequently updated, so do not take into account any newly built residences).  Aggregated local geographies  include Locality Forums and Community Safety Partnership Areas.

 

Analytical Geotypes

A geotype is the technical terminology for a geography within the Instant Atlas software which powers Northamptonshire Analysis. It is used here for the Analytical Geotypes to differentiate them from the geographies which are actually areas on a map.

In addition to producing the locally defined geographies listed in “Other”above, it has been possible to use the aggregation function within Northamptonshire Analysis to provide users with a small number of analytical geotypes.   These aggregate from LSOA 2011 level according to a secondary characteristic (eg deprivation). The following are currently available in selected dataviews, where the indicators in those dataviews are already published at LSOA 2011 level. Data rounded at source at LSOA 2011 level cannot be aggregated to these analytical geotypes.

IMD 2015 National Classification Deprived: County :
This analytical geotype aggregates data already available at LSOA 2011 level across the County into two groups of LSOAs;  those designated as deprived (in that they fall within deciles 1 and 2 nationally in the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation) and those which are not deemed to be deprived (in that they fall within deciles 3 to 10).
For example, if you check out the indicators under this geotype in the dataview looking at Population by 3 Broad Age Bands, you will see that children aged 0-15 make up a higher proportion (%) of the population in Northamptonshire’s deprived areas than non-deprived areas (2015 data).

IMD 2015 National Classification Deprived: District :
This is the same as the County variant above, but allows you to see the Deprived : Non-Deprived split by District. For example, looking at this District-based Geotype within the same Population by 3 Broad Age Bands dataview tells us that Children aged 0-15 make up the highest proportion of the population in the deprived areas of Wellingborough (2015 data).

Urban Rural Split: County
Urban Rural Split: District

The two analytical geotypes split data down into Urban Areas and Rural Areas, based on the LSOA designations provided by the Office for National Statistics at the time of the 2011 Census.  For example, if you view the county variant in the Pupil Achievement at Key Stage 2 dataview you will see that a higher proportion of KS2 pupils achieve the expected standard or above in Reading Writing & Maths in rural areas than in urban areas.

Urban Rural 3 Classifications Split: County
Urban Rural 3 Classifications Split: District

Similar to the Urban Rural Split, but breaking the data down into three classifications :
Urban City & Town
Rural Town & Fringe
Rural Village & Dispersed.

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