Data specifications and definitions

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Geographic coverage:England, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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Field formats

FieldExampleTypeDescription
ID29930INTEGERA unique numeric identifier for the settlement.
NameNewark-on-TrentTEXT(45)The full name of the settlement. Where a settlement is known by more than one name (for example, there may be Welsh or Gaelic language versions of the place name) the names are separated by a forward slash character. English language versions are always given first.
CountyNottinghamshireTEXT(39)The ceremonial county (as defined by Ordnance Survey) which the centre point of the settlement falls in.
CountryEnglandTEXT(16)The country which the centre point of the settlement falls in. England, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are fully covered, including outlying islands.
Grid referenceSK799538TEXT(8)The grid reference for the centre point of settlement. All grid references use the OSGB36 British National Grid, apart from records for Northern Ireland which use the TM75 Irish Grid.
Easting479972INTEGERThe easting coordinate for the centre point of settlement. All easting coordinates use the OSGB36 British National Grid, apart from records for Northern Ireland which use the TM75 Irish Grid.
Northing353841INTEGERThe northing coordinate for the centre point of settlement. All northing coordinates use the OSGB36 British National Grid, apart from records for Northern Ireland which use the TM75 Irish Grid.
Latitude53.07582NUMERIC(8,5)The WGS83 latitude coordinate for the centre point of the settlement.
Longitude-0.80772NUMERIC(8,5)The WGS83 longitude coordinate for the centre point of the settlement.
Elevation24INTEGERThe elevation above sea-level for the centre point of the location in meters.
Postcode sectorNG24 1TEXT(6)The postcode sector which the centre point of the settlement falls in.
Local government areaNewark and Sherwood DistrictTEXT(44)The local government area that the centre point of the settlement falls in (i.e. the name of the relevant unitary authority, borough or district council, or London borough).
NUTS regionEast MidlandsTEXT(24)The first-level NUTS region which the center point of the settlement falls in.
TypeTownTEXT(16)The type of settlement (as specified by Ordnance Survey). The possible types are: City, Town, Village, Hamlet, Suburban Area and Other Settlement.