A Region is a GEOGRAPHIC AREA.

After the Comprehensive Spending Review, it was confirmed that the Government Office Regions (GORs) would close at 31 March 2011, shifting focus away from regions to local areas.

From 1 April 2011, the areas covered by the Government Office Regions (GORs) are referred to as 'Regions' for statistical purposes only.

Note: Government Office Regions (GORs) were the primary classification for the presentation of regional statistics.

For further information on Regions, see the Office for National Statistics website.

 

This supporting information is also known by these names:
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formerlyGovernment Office Region (GOR)
pluralRegions