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Standard reference maps for Northumberland - links below.
Further maps that assist in interpreting key datasets (such as customer profiling, rural classification and deprivation prevalence) are referenced on the specific pages that relate to those issues.
Northumberland County Council's interactive service mapping tool - navigate maps of the county showing the location of schools, libraries, leisure facilities and other council services.
 
Licensing and reuse of maps in this section
 
The mapping information used to produce the maps on this website is freely available from the ordnance survey open data and ONS open geography portal websites. You can re-use the maps but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of each map within your document.
 
Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk

 

Northumberland Ordnance Survey Maps

OS general

Simplified small scale map showing landscape features including boundaries, settlements, main communications and physical features
OS General Map PDF (viewing and printing)
OS General Map PNG (insert in documents)   


                     
OS detailed
Detailed version of OS general map at a larger scale, similar to a typical road atlas showing cities, towns, many villages, motorways, A and B class roads, railways, rivers etc.
OS Detailed Map PDF (for viewing and printing)
OS Detailed Map PNG (insert in documents) 

Licensing data and reuse of this map
 
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the ordnance survey open data website. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.
 
Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland Key Features Map
Location of main towns, key road and rail links, built up areas, rivers, lakes/reservoirs, and Newcastle International Airport (which is located just outside of Northumberland).
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Northumberland Ward Maps
Electoral wards (or divisions) are the basis for UK administrative geography, and are the spatial units used to elect local government councillors.
2011 Ward boundaries were amended in 2013 following council elections


2013 ward boundaries
66 Northumberland wards  (Alnwick Ward has two elected councillors)

Ward boundaries were reviewed in 2015, but there were no changes in Northumberland.

2011 Census ward boundaries
67 Northumberland wards
2011 Census data from ONS based on these ward boundaries.

Individual wards and parishes  Ordnance Survey election maps  
Further information on Northumberland County Councillors and elections 

Licencing data and reuse of this map

The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the Ordnance Survey Open Data and ONS Open Geography portal websites. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.

Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk

 

Northumberland Parish maps
The smallest type of administrative area in England is the parish or civil parish.

Maps of Northumberland parish boundaries About parishes
Parish and town councils can provide facilities such as village halls, war memorials, cemeteries, leisure facilities and playgrounds. They have duties concerning maintenance of public footpaths and may also spend money on cultural projects, community transport initiatives and crime prevention equipment. In addition they must be notified of all planning applications and consulted on the making of certain bylaws. However, not all parishes have a council. The geography is further complicated by the fact that several smaller parishes may come together to elect a joint council. Parishes are confined within local authority boundaries but are not contiguous with electoral wards.
There are 166 parishes in Northumberland, and approximately 10,500 in England.

Further information on Parish and Town Councils
Population and census statisitcs based on Parish boundaries

Licensing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the ordnance survey open data website. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.

Queries and comments, please email: knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk
Northumberland Environmental Designations Map

Location of key environmental designations with main towns and roads for contextual purposes.


Showing the following designations:
  • areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)
  • environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs)
  • heritage coast
  • national nature reserve (NNR)
  • National Park
  • sites of special scientific interest (SSSI)

Licencing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the Ordnance Survey Open Data and Natural England websites. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.
 
Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland Census Geography Maps
Super Output Areas (SOA) : geographical areas designed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to improve the reporting of small area statistics across England and Wales, and provide a geography of a consistent population size across England and Wales. 

SOA boundaries remain consistent between Censuses, therefore, the current 2011 boundaries will remain in use until the next Census is due to take place in 2021.

SOAs can be combined to create custom areas such as school catchments or create statistical profiles of existing areas such Committee Areas, which is a technique ONS use to compile statistics for Wards and Parishes. Email: knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk. ​for profiles  of non-standard areas
Lower Super Output areas (LSOA) Background info
LSOAs are compiled from Census output areas (OAs), which are the smallest geography used when releasing Census results.
Population thresholds and numbers
LSOAs in England and Wales
  • target size is 1,500 people and 600 households
  • minimum population threshold of 1,000 people and 400 households
  • maximum population threshold of 3,000 people and 1,200 households
  • 197 LSOAs in Northumberland in 2011 (199 in 2001) and 32,844 2011 LSOAs in England (32,482 in 2001).

Between 2001 and 2011 there were changes to LSOA boundaries in Northumberland. Where populations became too large, existing LSOAs were split into two or more areas, and where populations became too small, they were merged with an adjacent one. The changes were made to ensure that LSOAs continue to meet the minimum and maximum population thresholds set by ONS.
Changes to LSOA boundaries in Northumberland between the 2001 and 2011 
Change 2001 Code 2011 Code (new)
Merge E01027467 E01033714
E01027470
Merge E01027547 E01033716
E01027548
Merge E01027454 E01033718
E01027459
Split E01027360 E01033715
E01033717
 
Middle super output areas (MSOA)  Background information
MSOAs are built up from collections of LSOAs which are themselves built up from Census output areas (the smallest geography that Census results are released at). Between 2001 and 2011 there have been no changes to MSOA boundaries in Northumberland so no separate maps are provided for 2001 boundaries.
 
Population thresholds and numbers
MSOAs in England and Wales
  • target size of 7,500 people and 3,000 households.
  • minimum population threshold of 5,000 people and 2,000 households
  • maximum population threshold of 15,000 people and 6,000 households
  • 40 2011 Census MSOAs in Northumberland, (40 in 2001),and there are 6,791 2011 MSOAs in England (6,781 in 2001).
 
Licencing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the ONS open geography portal. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.

Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk
 
Northumberland Local Area Councils
At the county council meeting on 24th May 2017, it was proposed that  5 Local Area Councils be established: North Northumberland, Tynedale, Castle Morpeth, Ashington & Blyth and Cramlington & Bedlington to replace the current four existing Area Committees

The new area boundaries are based on 2015 ward boundaries.

Census area profiles will be created for these boundaries when approved and in future, interactive profiles will be created for each Local Area Council.

Licencing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the ONS Open Geography Portal. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.
 
Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland and the North East Region Map
There are 12 local authorities in the North East Region and Northumberland is the largest in terms of land mass, measuring 507,835 hectares which is more than the other local authority areas combined. Northumberland borders County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and North Tyneside local authority areas and also shares a border with the Scottish borders and Cumbria.
   
Licencing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document. Area data has been sourced from ONS standard area measurements 2011.

Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk
Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Map
Local Enterprise Partnership areas (LEPs) are partnerships between local authorities and businesses, who decide priorities for investment in roads, buildings and facilities in the area.

North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) : Northumberland, County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland. There is one other Local Enterprise Partnership area located in the North East Region called Tees Valley unlimited.  
You may find the following links useful:  
Licencing data and reuse of this map
The mapping information used to produce this map is freely available from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. You can re-use this map but you must include the licence information provided at the bottom of the map within your document.

Queries and comments :knowledge@northumberland.gov.uk