The application of zone design methodology to the 2001 UK Census

Martin, David, Nolan, Abigail and Tranmer, Mark (2001) The application of zone design methodology to the 2001 UK Census. Environment and Planning A, 33, (11), 1949-1962. (doi:10.1068/a3497).


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This paper reviews the automated zone-design procedures adopted for the creation of 2001 Census output geography in the United Kingdom. A microsimulation approach is used for the creation of household records to populate actual postcode and enumeration district boundaries, and a series of output area design scenarios are applied to these data, allowing the effects of the new design constraints to be evaluated. The authors identify the advantages of using an intra-area correlation measure for the maximization of social homogeneity within output areas, and explore the differences between the 1991 and 2001 approaches to output geography.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1068/a3497
ISSNs: 0308-518X (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 16183
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:30
2001 Output Areas: Specification, Demonstration and Maintenance Proposals
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (H507255154)
1 October 1999 to 1 October 2000

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