3 Types of geography in the UK

We can start by classifying our geographic references into specific types

Geography

Geography Type

Census 2001 OA

Statistical

Super Output Area

Statistical

Postcode

Postal

Council Area

Administrative

Standard Region

Statistical

Travel To Work Area

Statistical

NUTS

Statistical

This gives us Statistical, Postal and Administrative. To this we can add Electoral and Health as two other important geography types. Let’s look at each specific type in turn and the sort of geographies associated with each type.