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The Ageing in Place Classification (AiPC)

The Ageing in Place Classification (AiPC) classifies population aged 50 years old and older in England. The geodemographic consists of two tiers Tier 1, the Supergroups, contains five clusters providing the most generic descriptions of the older population (aged 50 and over) and their living environments. Tier 2, the Groups, further differentiates within the five clusters of Tier 1 giving an additional 13 clusters.

The classification is based on multiple high quality data sources including ONS 2011 Census, British Population Survey (BPS), Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH), NHS English Prescribing Data (EPD), Registered Patient (RP). It contains all the 32,844 LSOAs in England classified by the AiPC. Each row/LSOA is assigned to a AiPC Supergroup name and code and a Group name and code.

The AiPC is the first-of-its-kind bespoke geodemographic classification in England targeting the population aged 50 years old and older.

The following statement should be included when citing the use of this dataset:

“The data for this research have been provided by the Consumer Data Research Centre, an ESRC Data Investment, under project ID CDRC ES/L011840/1; ES/L011891/1” as a part of Nuffield Foundation research grant (ref: WEL/44091).

University of Liverpool

Data and Resources

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Andrea Pio Nasuto, Les Dolega
Public Access Level
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)


UK Open Government Licence (OGL)