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Choosing the right geography for you

Choosing a geography is really important when using statistics.  Depending on what you are looking for, there may be data available to you at many different geographical levels.  It is really important to choose the right one in order to get the best statistics for you.  

This section of the website explains the most frequently used geographies, and gives an overview of their strengths and weaknesses.  This will help to make sure that you are using the best possible data for the tasks you are carrying out.

To find out more about the different geographical levels follow the links in the menu on the left or below:

To view a map of Cumbria with the boundaries of the above geographies overlaid, please visit our Maps and Boundaries page to use our interactive Cumbria Geography Atlas.