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    Some new classifications of census enumeration districts in Britain: a poor mans ACORN

    Charlton, Martin and Openshaw, S. and Wymer, Colin (1985) Some new classifications of census enumeration districts in Britain: a poor mans ACORN. Journal of economic and social measurement, 13 (1). pp. 69-96. ISSN 1875-8932

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    This article reports some results from a project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, that is concerned with developing a classification of the 130,000 Enumeration Districts for which 1981 Census of Population data are available. There is a brief account of the development of cluster analytic techniques that can handle 130,000 cases without having to resort to subterfuge. It is thought that the methods developed here can deal with up to 400,000 cases, thereby bringing many countries within the range of numerical taxonomy. The paper discusses the problems of obtaining stable results and investigates their sensitivity to a number of operational factors.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: census enumeration districts; Britain; ACORN;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 6111
    Depositing User: Martin Charlton
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 15:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of economic and social measurement
    Publisher: IOS Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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