We maintain files of definitive area names and codes for a wide range of geographies used in statistical production.

You can find more information on the geographies in the metadata that accompanies the download files in A Beginner's Guide to Geography section on our Open Geography portal.

Product details

We provide names and codes files in CSV and MS Excel. CSV files can be read in MS Excel and all common database applications.

All these products contain the nine-character Government Statistical Service (GSS) codes.

For further information, please see our Coding and Naming Policy and Code History Database.


You can download the files from the Open Geography portal.