Non Standard Geography Codes and Labels

NHS have added codes for non standard geographies that are separate to the standard 9 digit codes. These include

  • Special Health Boards and National Facilities

  • Strategic Business Units

  • Other non official Residential Categories

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Open Data Team
Last Updated February 25, 2021, 12:18 (GMT)
Created March 21, 2018, 14:38 (GMT)
Release Date March 2018
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Reference data
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 Custom geographies in Scotland
Completeness 100%
Accuracy 100%
Concepts and definitions Non standard geographies are categories that do not have an official geography code in the Standard Geography Code Register, such as special health boards, national facilities and residential categories that are essential in reporting but cannot be mapped to a specific area. The 6-digit format was chosen to differentiate non-standard geography codes from standard 9-digit codes issued by the Government Statistical Service (GSS).
Disclosure No disclosure has been applied
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned major revisions.
Official statistics designation Non Official Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Essential geographic reference data for non standard geography codes.
Format csv
Language English

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