Administrative Areas Administrative Areas / Subnational units per country / United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland 100m. Administrative Areas

Subnational units, United Kingdom

The dataset is available to download in Geotiff format at a resolution of 3 arc-second (approximately 100m at the equator). The projection is Geographic Coordinate System, WGS84. Grid cell values represent incremental, globally unique, numerical identifiers for the highest-level, temporally-harmonized, subnational units associated with the population counts obtained for each country and territory (with zeroes globally identifying inland waterbodies within each subnational unit).

Data Source: Global national level input population data-summary
Methodology: Lloyd, C. T., H. Chamberlain, D. Kerr, G. Yetman, L. Pistolesi, F. R. Stevens, A. E. Gaughan, J. J. Nieves, G. Hornby, K. MacManus, P. Sinha, M. Bondarenko, A. Sorichetta, and A. J. Tatem, 2019. “Global Spatio-temporally Harmonised Datasets for Producing High-resolution Gridded Population Distribution Datasets”. Big Earth Data (

Region : United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
DOI : 10.5258/SOTON/WP00651
Date of production : 2018-11-02
Recommended citation

WorldPop ( - School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton; Department of Geography and Geosciences, University of Louisville; Departement de Geographie, Universite de Namur) and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University (2018). Global High Resolution Population Denominators Project - Funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1134076).

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