AdminView provides administrative areas for the UK.
Administrative boundaries map
If you are looking to buy a map with administrative areas, see our bureau service for further details.
Map administrative boundaries with postcodes and / or place names
If you need to identify an administrative boundary a known place name or postcode falls within, for example when planning a marketing campaign within a school catchment area, we offer PostView Advanced (our newest dataset that combines admin boundaries with postcodes and place name fields). See a sample here.
Using 2001 Census data
All the administrative areas and administrative boundaries in AdminView are built using 2001 Census output areas rather than postcode geography. Improving the resolution and joining them to a detailed UK coastline, Beacon Dodsworth rebuilt these administrative areas for use in any GIS, allowing the finest resolution of data analysis.
As well as wards and local authorities, output areas are contained within boundaries of counties, parliamentary constituencies, health authorities and Primary Care Trusts, forming a hierarchical structure.
The table below illustrates the hierarchical structure of these data. Super output areas are made up of output areas. Counties are made up of local authorities, which are made up of Census Area Statistics (CAS) wards, which are again made up of output areas. Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) are made up of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Both PCTs and European Electoral Region are made up of output areas. All these data are built from Government Office Regions (GORs).
Administrative areas structure
|Output area < super output area < local authority < county < GOR|
|Output area < CAS ward < local authority < county < GOR|
|Output area < PCT < SHA < GOR|
|Output area < parliamentary constituency < European Electoral Region|
What can I use AdminView for?
AdminView can be used in conjunction with Census data to look at trends in people at great depth, which is particularly useful for health needs assessment and social planning. For some marketing and planning applications, administrative areas are the only building blocks fine enough to answer local questions. Local authorities and government bodies use AdminView with Census data to measure administration units and map territories.
AdminView also helps you to visualise data from the Office for National Statistics, General Register Office for Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation and Mid Year Population Estimates.
Accurate short drive times
Prospex installed with AdminView uses output area boundaries to work out short drive times (e.g. five minutes and under) that cannot be done at postcode sector level (because the drive across a postcode sector usually takes more than five minutes). For example, Vision Express uses AdminView and Prospex to work out accurate short drive times to their stores. To do this, Vision Express combine AdminView in Prospex with a detailed digital road network data, such as Ordnance Survey or NAVTEQ data sets.
Buy detailed road network data here.
|Boundaries||Example||Number of that boundary in the UK||Average number of households within that boundary|
|Super output areas||E01019213 (Carlisle 013B)||41,773||600|
|Census Area Statistics wards||29UMHC (West Downs)||10,654||2,341|
|Local authorities||00AB (Barking and Dagenham)||434||57,471|
|Parliametary constituencies||415 (South Ribble)||646||38,610|
|Primary Care Trusts
(England and Wales)
|5PK (South Staffordshire)||173||144,175|
|Strategic Health Authorities
(England, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
|Q32 (Yorkshire and the Humber)||24||1,039,263|
|Government Office Regions||K (South West)||12||2,078,526|
Please contact us for more detail on pricing.
The boundaries are available in MapInfo (MID/MIF) and ESRI Shape formats.
To buy AdminView or discuss how it can meet your requirements, call us on 01904 701020 or complete our enquiry form.
PostView: use postcode sectors, districts or areas
AdminView: use local government boundaries, parliamentary constituencies and PCTs
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