GKB: Geodemographics Knowledge Base

Welcome to the Geodemographics Knowledge Base, a comprehensive directory of hand-selected websites for people interested in the application of geodemographics, geo-spatial analysis and Big Data. It has been produced by the Census and Geodemographics Group of MRS.

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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee examines the policy merits of statutory instruments and other types of secondary legislation that are subject to parliamentary procedure.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

An Act to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other
provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the

AMSR: 40 years of Geodemographics

February 2019 Article
Barry Leventhal writes about 40 years of Geodemographics for the AMSR (Archive of Market and Social Research) newsletter.

UKSA: Privacy and Data Confidentiality Methods

A National Statistician’s Quality Review
The rapid increase in the detail, volume and frequency of data collected, alongside the diversification of data sources available, presents a real opportunity for the statistical community to innovate. This richer detail will provide better statistics that deepen our understanding of society and better support decision making.

On the other hand, making more data available raises new concerns and new challenges to protecting privacy and confidentiality of personal information. In this challenging and rapidly changing landscape, the statistical community has a legal and an ethical obligation to protect the confidentiality of data, while at the same time striving to meet evolving user demands for more detailed and helpful statistics.

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Linkage to routine health and social records. The ALSPAC dataset is extensive and broad. However, to further strengthen the platform ALSPAC is undertaking to link our self-reported data with external data sources.

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