The 2011 Classification Of Workplace Zones (2011 COWZ-EW) is a UK geodemographic classification produced as a collaboration between the Office for National Statistics and the University of Southampton. For further information regarding the 2011 COWZ-EW which may include newer additions to the shapefile and csv file please visit:

  • Contents:

    • Shapefiles
      • COWZEW2011_BFC (.shp,.prj,.dbf,.shx): Shapefile
    • Tables
      • COWZEW2011Classification.csv - Workplace Zone / Small Area Supergroup,Group lookup
      • COWZEW2011NamesandColours.csv: Suggested colours for the classifications
    • metadata.xml: Meta Data
    • readme.txt: Information about the CDRC 2011 COWZ-EW Geodata
  • Attributes:

    • WZ11CD: Workplace Zone code (2011 Version)
    • LAD11CD: Local Authority code (2011 Version)
    • COWZEW_SGC: Supergroup code
    • COWZEW_SGN: Supergroup name
    • COWZEW_GC: Group code
    • COWZEW_GN: Group name
  • Copyright and citation:

Please cite with the following copyright and attribution statement:

2011 COWZ-EW Geodata Pack by the University of Southampton; Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0. Contains National Statistics and Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2015.

  • Funding:

Funded by: ONS, Quality Improvement Fund (QIF).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Workplace Zone Classifications
Date Range 2011
Collecting Date 2011
Data Collector University of Southampton
Geographical Scales National, Workplace Zone
Data Kind Shapefile
Bounding box England, Wales
Nation England, Wales
Source Census 2011
Creator Samantha Cockings, David Martin, Andrew Harfoot
Creator Email
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email