Lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs) and middle-layer super output areas (MSOAs)

Lower-layer super output areas (LSOAs) and middle-layer super output areas (MSOAs) are designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics. Each LSOA contains between 1,000-3,000 people (400 to 1,200 households). There are typically between one and six LSOAs per ward in the Lancashire-14 area. Each MSOA contains between 5,000-15,000 people (2,000 to 6,000 households). The number of MSOAs per local authority in the Lancashire-14 area ranges from eight MSOAs in Ribble Valley to 20 MSOAs in Lancaster.


1: Lancashire-14 area
/Lancashire local economic partnership area

(ONS code = E37000019)
/Lancashire NUTS-2 area
(NUTS code = UKD4)

Districts, ONS code
BY =
Burnley, E07000117
CH =
Chorley, E07000118
FY = Fylde, E07000119
HY =
Hyndburn, E07000120
LA =
Lancaster, E07000121
PL = Pendle, E07000122
PR =
Preston, E07000123
RV =
Ribble Valley, E07000124
RO =
Rossendale, E07000125
SR =
South Ribble, E07000126
WL =
West Lancashire, E07000127
WY =
Wyre, E07000128

Unitary authorities, ONS code
BD =
Blackburn with Darwen, E06000008
BP =
Blackpool, E06000009

2: Lancashire-12 area
ONS code = E10000017

3: NUTS-3 areas

Name, NUTS code
Blackburn with Darwen, UKD41
Blackpool, UKD42
Lancaster and Wyre, UKD44
Mid Lancashire, UKD45
East Lancashire, UKD46
Chorley and West Lancashire, UKD47

4: Children's Partnership Boards

5: Clinical Commissioning Groups

NameONS code
Blackburn with Darwen, E38000014
Blackpool, E38000015
Chorley and South Ribble, E38000034
East Lancashire, E38000050
Fylde & Wyre, E38000060
Greater Preston, E38000065
Morecambe Bay, E38000216
West Lancashire, E38000200

6: Lancashire and South Cumbria
Sustainability and Transformation Plan area

Districts covered/partly covered
in Cumbria and North Yorkshire
SL =
South Lakeland
BF =
Barrow in Furness
CP =
CV =

Other geographies: Smaller geographical areas, such as Output Areas and Super Output Areas, are defined in the 'Glossary of terms' found in the footer panel and you can find your neighbourhood area using the 'Neighbourhood geographies dashboard' tool also found in the footer panel