Lower Layer Super Output Area

Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) are a geographic hierarchy designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales.

Description

A Lower Layer Super Output Area  is a GEOGRAPHIC AREA.

Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) are a geographic hierarchy designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales.

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. A pseudo code is available for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The Organisation Data Service  publish files created on their behalf by the Office for National Statistics, which link POSTCODES  to the  Lower Layer Super Output Area.

See the Organisation Data Service  pages on the  NHS Digital  website at: Gridlink NHS Postcode for the NHS Postcode Directory User Guide.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Lower Layer SOA
Plural Lower Layer Super Output Areas
Short name LSOA