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Geography policy for the Government Statistical Service (GSS)

Policy

This policy provides information on: accurately and consistently referencing statistics geographically, maximising the comparability of statistics, minimising the impact of changing area boundaries on statistical outputs, standardising how geography is defined, used and presented and meeting legal requirements to safeguard the confidentiality of statistics.

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Disclosure control for microdata produced from social surveys

Guidance

This guidance is based on statistical disclosure standards from the Office for National Statistics that set out minimum requirements to ensure confidentiality of tables for public release. This document is specific to the release of microdata (record level data with each row usually defining characteristics of an individual or household) and will be of particular interest to researchers who require access to record level data along with survey managers who produce microdata.

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