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Digitised UK boundary datasets

Date Range

Historical information 1801 onwards.
Census data 1840 onwards.
Boundary data 1841 onwards.


Boundary Data Selector lets you select the boundaries you want, for the area you want, in the format you want. For example, you could download Census Output Areas for several counties, or for a specific ward or district.

Postcode Directory Download allows you to download complete versions of current and historical postcode directories (sometimes referred to as look-up tables). These directories provide details of current and historical postcodes along with details of other geographies (e.g. electoral ward, health authority etc) in which that postcode is located.

The most regularly requested UKBORDERS boundaries available as ready to use national datasets in SHAPE, E00, MIF/MID and DXF format. These boundary datasets can be easily downloaded as zip and gzip files.

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