Select a standard area

Once you have given your custom area a name and description you can select from a list of standard areas.

Firstly you will be given two options to determine how the data for that area will be generated. Choose between: ‘Create based on the geographic area’ or ‘Create based on service within the area’. In most cases, it will be more appropriate to select the first option, ‘Create based on the geographic area.’ 

  • Select whether you would like to see a list of Local Authority areas, MSOA areas or LSOA areas 
  • Use the hide items with no services box in the bottom right corner to hide standard areas where you have no services. This will make it easier to find your areas. Remember, you can create areas where you have no services, Local Insight contains a full list of all LAs, MSOAs and LSOAs within England
  • You can also select multiple areas at once to create a larger area. Use this if the area which you work in is made up of a number of different LSOAs
  • Click the save button when you are ready to create your area
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