By Philip Ball
On 05/02/2009 at 18:36
UALAD versus LAUA
Is anyone aware if the UALAD (Unitary Authority - Local Authority Districts) and theLAUA (Local Authority- Unitary Authority) sub-regional classifications are the same?
School of Economics
University of Nottingham
On 09/02/2009 at 16:02
I am not sure I fully understand which geographies you are referring to, but I can clarify exactly what the Nomis local authority geographies include.
Nomis has two local authority geographies, to reflect the two-tier nature of local government in some areas. Both give a full GB/UK coverage. The "local authorities: county / unitary" gives upper-tier counties together with single-tier authority areas, and "local authorities: district / unitary" gives lower- tier non-metropolitan districts together with single-tier authorities.
The single-tier authority areas are replicated in the two geographies and include Scottish and Welsh Council areas, London boroughs, metropolitan districts and unitary authorities.
By Philip Ball
On 13/02/2009 at 18:39
|Thanks. the reason I brought this up is that I downloaded data from NOMIS a while back that seemed to use the UALAD99 classification (Unitary authorities and Local Authority Districts), whereas other I have is classified at what is termed the Local Authority and Unitary Authority level (LAUA). I imagine that these are the same, for concordance. This is important when I come to linking this data from UK Data Archive. I am using the Local Area Quarterly Labour Force Survey which seems to be released at the Local Authority District level (pre-1996 geography initially, although unitary authorities seem to be progressively added to the waves). I realise that this link would not be optimal, but it is currently the best information that I have available to me given that files using the UALAD classification have been supressed. Furthermore, the special access version is only available from 2003.