News and views from More Metrics

Significant COVID case variation by OAC

Significant COVID case variation by OAC

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Nigel Bradshaw

An analysis of our COVID-19 data modelled at Output Area (~7 postcodes) shows significant variation in direction and level of cases between different Output Area Classifications.

The surge in cases amongst university students is evident and greatest in communal accommodation. Students in other accommodation have also peaked, though to a lesser extent. Their confirmed case rates are now coming down.

Other OAC subgroups also show up to 500% variation in level. In general the confirmed cases are showing weekly increases, though growth is not exponential and there are signs of it slowing.

Download the full article

Output Area Classifications (OAC) are a geodemographic view of the country developed by the Office of National Statistics following the 2011 census. The ONS pen pictures of the OAC groups can be downloaded here.

This article uses the lastest weekly release of our COVID-19 data from 20th October 2020. This covers the period up to 18th October 2020. There were no model or data source changes this week.

The free data is available for download and includes:

  • 13 Risk Factors
  • Cumulative Infection Rates since 5th April on an As-Is and Time-Adjusted basis
  • Weekly R-values
  • FutureCases to Current Cases ratio
  • Confirmed cases on an As-Is and Model basis
  • Year-end trend line estimate

The free data is available at:

  • Parliamentary Constituency
  • Local Authority
  • Care Commission Group
  • and Ward levels

and equivalent home country levels.

Data at more localised geographies are available for purchase. Contact us for further details.

Return to News and Views