ADD174 Research: London Output Area Classification

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD174
Date signed: 
27 March 2014
Decision by: 
Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director of Intelligence

Executive summary

The Census Information Scheme plans to commission a research project culminating in the delivery of a London Output Area Classification (LOAC). Output area classifications are used for local level resource allocation and service planning.

The classification the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will launch for England and Wales does not meet the needs of users of Census information in London due to the unique characteristics many of London’s local areas exhibit when compared to other areas in England and Wales.

This ADD form seeks authorisation to commission a team of academics based at University College London (UCL) to undertake the creation of a London Specific Output Area Classification up to a maximum expenditure of £19,460.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice