Constructing data zones for Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Robin Timothy Nicholas Flowerdew, Zhiqiang Feng, David John Manley

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    This paper outlines the construction of a new zone system for Scotland to be used for the publication of Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. After a discussion of the background to the project, the criteria for the construction of zones are described in detail. A brief review of the zone construction programs currently available is presented to demonstrate why it was necessary for a specific aggregation program to be written for this project. The need for human intervention in the aggregation process is also highlighted in the context of the subjective nature of the data zones presented here. The results are analysed to discuss some of the issues faced in the construction of a set of zones to present neighbourhood statistics. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-90
    Number of pages15
    JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


    • data zone
    • aggregation
    • neighbourhood statistics


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