Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW)

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Towns & Cities

The Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) is a geodemographic classification of the characteristics of Workplace Zones (WZs), based on data from the 2011 Census of England and Wales. It categorises WZs based on their similarity in terms of a range of census variables.

48 Census variables were selected for their ability to differentiate different types of workers and workplaces, and a k-means clustering technique was used to generate 7 Supergroups and subdivide each of these into a varying number of Groups, giving 29 Groups in total. More details on the methodology can be found in the User Guide (available from the Download link above).

Status: This is an interim product (for England and Wales) released in response to strong user interest whilst a full UK-wide classification is being developed.

Adapted from data from the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. 2011 Census Workplace Zone boundaries, 2011 Census data tables © Crown copyright and database right 2015

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Data Resources (6)

Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) 2011 classification
Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) 2011 - GIS Boundaries
Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) 2011 - GIS styling rules (QGIS, ArcGIS and RGB)
Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) - 2011 User Guide
Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) 2011 Annex A: Supergroup Profiles
Classification of Workplace Zones for England and Wales (COWZ-EW) 2011 - Annex B: Group profiles

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Added to data.gov.uk 01/12/2015
Theme Towns & Cities
Themes (secondary) Society
Harvest URL http://opendata.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk
Harvest date 16/07/2018 14:30
Metadata date 17/8/2016
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