Data files of unitary council areas and electoral wards
This page provides access to data files showing past council areas and wards for use in a geographical information system (GIS). Maps of each area in PDF files are available from the Maps section of this website. More information about these council areas and wards and their use is available in our Information Papers and in our Review Reports.
Data files of current council areas and wards are available in Ordnance Survey's Boundary-Line™ product. Boundary-Line™ is part of Ordnance Survey's OS Open Data™ products which are available free of charge.
The shape files above are the council areas and their electoral wards as defined on the formation of those council areas (1995-1999) and at the time of our Third Reviews (1999-2007). Changes to the external boundaries of some council areas took place in the period 1999-2007, and the shape file below details those areas of change.
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