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BHPS TTWA codes

Added by Steven Ram about 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Urgent
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Category:
Data inconsistency
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Start date:
07/13/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Description

In the user guide for the BHPS' TTWA identifiers it says "Travel-to-work areas are as defined in 1998 and are based on those electoral ward boundaries existing on 21 April 1991 (Census day)", and the range of codes is described as 3-digit numerical.

However, in the actual data, 9-digit alphanumerical codes are used.

Please confirm which TTWA coding is used in the data. (Are these the 2001 TTWAs maybe?)

History

#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

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#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie – Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The first page of the User Guide, as you have pointed out, is incorrect, however, the second page is correct and states that the lookup table is based on the November 2013 version of the ONS Postcode Directory. Further down the page it notes that TTWA is of type str9. We can confirm that 9 digit alpha-numeric codes are used in the data for TTWA coding and that these are 2001 type TTWA’s as defined in the November 2013 ONS Postcode Directory User Guide.

Best wishes,
Stephanie - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

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#5 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

#6 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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