The 2011 Classification Of Workplace Zones (2011 COWZ-UK) 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-UK please visit:


  • WZ_2011_UK_BGC_V2 (.shp,.prj,.dbf,.shx): Shapefile (zipped)
  • wzassignmentsfinal: CSV file

For all other files please see the ONS link above.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Workplace Zone Classifications
Date Range 2011
Data Collector ONS
Update Frequency Ad-Hoc
Geographical Scales Workplace Zone (WZ)
Analytical Units Person (Workplace Location)
Bounding box United Kingdom
Nation United Kingdom
Creator Oliver O'Brien
Creator Email
Publisher Oliver O'Brien
Publisher Email
Publication Year 2018
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email