Geography Codes and Labels

9 digit standard geography codes and labels for

  • Data Zone (2001 and 2011)

  • Intermediate Zone (2001 and 2011)

  • Council Area (2011, 2018 and 2019)

  • Health and Social Care Partnership (2016, 2018 and 2019)

  • Health Board (1995, 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2019). Note: Health Board for 1995 are not 9 digit codes as this predates the standardisation of the codes

  • Country code for Scotland is given in all files.

This data set can be used to map from the lowest geography level (data zone) through to the highest geography level (country) and all relevant geographies in between.

Information from the Standard Geography Code Register.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/sns/SNSRef/StanGeoCodeRegister
Author Scottish Government
Maintainer Geography, Population and Deprivation Support Team
Last Updated June 30, 2021, 09:43 (BST)
Created September 27, 2017, 17:54 (BST)
Release Date November 2016
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Geography
Frequency Ad hoc, as geographical boundaries are updated
Time frame of data and timeliness There is no delay between release of updated geographies and release of the data.
Coverage Geographies in Scotland
Completeness 100% completeness coverage for all geographies
Accuracy Near 100% best fit, redrawn every decade to ensure 100% best fit
Concepts and definitions Codes consist of a nine digit alpha-numeric code, and are referred to as GSS codes where the GSS refers to Government Statistical Service.
Disclosure No disclosure has been applied
Revision statement From 02-Feb 2018 there has been a minor boundary change to Keltybridge and Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield. From 01-Apr 2019 there has been a boundary change to Cardowan by Stepps. This affects Council Area, Health and Social Care Partnership and Health Boards.
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Essential geographic reference data for standard geography codes.
Format csv
Language English
Links

Scottish Postcode Directory from the NRS Website

Revision Information for the minor boundary change to Keltybridge and Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield

Revision Information for the minor boundary change to Cardowan by Stepps

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