The 2001 Area Classification for Output Areas, created by Dr Daniel Vickers at the University of Leeds, and also known as the Output Area Classification (OAC).

It groups the UK population into 7 Supergroups, 21 Groups and 52 Subgroups. The only data source used is the 2001 UK Census (41 Variables).

Republished on the CDRC Data platform as a Geodata Pack, i.e. with the geospatial boundaries and the classification data itself joined together.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product CDRC 2001 OAC Geodata Pack
Date Range 2001
Data Collector ONS
Update Frequency Every 10 Years
Geographical Scales Output Areas (2001 Geography)
Analytical Units Person
Data Kind Shapefile
Bounding box UK
Nation United Kingdom
Source ONS
Publisher Oliver O'Brien
Publication Year 2018
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email