Lower Layer Super Output Areas are built from groups of contiguous Output Areas and have been automatically generated to be as consistent in population size as possible, and typically contain from four to six Output Areas. The Minimum population is 1000 and the mean is 1500.
There is a Lower Layer Super Output Area for each POSTCODE in England and Wales. The equivalent in Scotland is ‘Datazone’ and in Northern Ireland is ‘Super Output Area’. A pseudo code is available for the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
|alsoknownas||Lower Layer SOA|
|plural||Lower Layer Super Output Areas|