Northern Ireland Super Output Areas

Super Output Areas (SOAs) were a new geography that were developed NISRA to improve the reporting of small area statistics. A set of slightly revised Super Output Areas (SOAs) were created for the 2011 census outputs. Details on what changes have been made are included in the background paper here.

Super Output Areas (SOAs) do not nest within the new 11 Local Government Districts (LGD2014) but a best-fit lookup table has been created.

Look-up Tables and Guidance Documents

Geography Preview

Super Output Area
Super Output Area

Attribute Table

SOA_Label SOA labelling convention
SOA_Code SOA coding convention

Super Output Area Boundaries in GIS format


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