The 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas (2011 OAC) is a UK geodemographic classification produced as a collaboration between the Office for National Statistics and University College London. For further information regarding the 2011 OAC please visit: or

  • Contents:

    • Shapefiles
      • OAC11_ENG (.shp,.prj,.dbf,.shx): Shapefile
    • Tables
      • lookup.csv - Output / Small Area Supergroup,Group, Subgroup lookup
      • Cluster_Names.csv: Cluster names
    • metadata.xml: Meta Data
    • penportraits.pdf: Cluster descriptions
    • readme.txt: Information about the CDRC 2011 OAC Geodata
  • Attributes:

    • OA_SA: Output / Small Area code (2011 Version)
    • SPRGRP: Supergroup code
    • GRP: Group code
    • SUPGRP: Subgroup code
  • Copyright and citation:

Please cite with the following copyright and attribution statement:

CDRC 2011 OAC Geodata Pack by the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre; Contains National Statistics data Crown copyright and database right 2015; Contains Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2015

  • Funding:

Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ES/L011840/1)

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product CDRC 2011 OAC Geodata Pack
Date Range 2011
Collecting Date 2011
Data Collector Office for National Statistics
Geographical Scales National, Output Area
Data Kind Shapefile
Bounding box UK
Nation UK
Source Census 2011
Creator Alex Singleton, Alexandros Alexiou
Creator Email
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email