NUTS of the United Kingdom
|NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom|
|Number||12 (as of 2010)|
|Possible status||Region of England (9)
Country of the United Kingdom (3)
|Additional status||European constituency|
|Subdivisions||NUTS 2 regions|
|NUTS 1||Country: NUTS 1 statistical regions of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland||12|
|NUTS 2||Counties (some grouped); parts of Greater London (England);
Groups of unitary authorities (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
|NUTS 3||Upper tier authorities or groups of lower tier authorities (unitary authorities or districts) (England)
(Groups of unitary authorities in Wales, council areas in Scotland, districts in Northern Ireland)
In the first version in 2003, North Eastern Scotland (which then included part of Moray) was coded UKM1, and Highlands and Islands was coded UKM4.
The current NUTS level 1 codes start with "C" (following "UK") rather than "1" because the new list reflected the revised regions of England and local government changes throughout the UK; "1" to "B" had been used for the 11 regions in the previous coding system.
NUTS 2006 came into force on 1 January 2008.
NUTS 2010 came into force on 1 January 2012.
2010 changes to NUTS 2 also resulting in changes with NUTS 3 regions
- The combined area of UKD2 (Cheshire pre-2010) and UKD5 (Merseyside pre-2010) were replaced by UKD6 (Cheshire post-2010) and UKD7 (Merseyside post-2010), due to the transfer of Halton to the Merseyside NUTS region from Cheshire. This resulted in the following changes to the underlying NUTS 3 areas: UKD22 (Cheshire CC) being split into UKD62 (Cheshire East) and UKD63 (Cheshire West and Chester); The areas of Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral were not changed as NUTS 3 areas however to reflect their transfer within NUTS 2 areas were respectively renumbered from (UKD52 to UKD72; UKD53 to UKD 73 and UKD54 to UKD 74). The two areas of UKD51 (East Merseyside pre 2010) and UKD21 (Halton and Warrington) were amended by the transfer of Halton from the latter to former to from the new areas of UKD71 (East Merseyside post-2010) and UKD61 (Warrington).
2010 changes to NUTS 3 areas without changes occurring to NUTS 2 areas
- UKE43 (Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield) was replaced by UKE44 (Calderdale and Kirklees) and UKE45 (Wakefield)
- UKF23 (Northamptonshire) was replaced by UKF24 (West Northamptonshire) and UKF25 (North Northamptonshire)
- UKG34 (Dudley and Sandwell) was replaced by UKG36 (Dudley) and UKG37 (Sandwell)
- UKG35 (Walsall and Wolverhampton) was replaced by UKG38 (Walsall) and UKG39 (Wolverhampton).
- Bedfordshire CC UKH22 was replaced by UKH24 (Bedford) and UKH25 (Central Bedfordshire)
NUTS 2013 came into force on 1 January 2015.
2015 changes to NUTS 3 areas without changes to NUTS 2 areas
- UKJ42 (Kent CC) was replaced by UKJ43(Kent Thames Gateway) UKJ44 (East Kent) UKJ45 (Mid Kent) UKJ46 (West Kent)
- UKJ23 (Surrey) was replaced by UKJ25 (West Surrey) and UKJ26 (East Surrey)
- UKJ25 (West Sussex) was replaced by UKJ27 (West Sussex South West) and UKJ28 (West Sussex North East)
- UKJ33 (Hampshire CC) was replaced by UKJ35 (South Hampshire), UKJ36 (Central Hampshire), UKJ37 (North Hampshire)
- UKD43 (Lancashire CC) was replaced by UKD44 (Lancaster and Wyre), UKD45 (Mid Lancashire), UKD46 (East Lancashire) and UKD47 (Chorley and West Lancashire)
- UKD31 (Greater Manchester South) was replaced by UKD33 (Manchester), UKD34 (Greater Manchester South West) and UKD35 (Greater Manchester South East)
- UKD32 (Greater Manchester North) was replaced by UKD36 (Greater Manchester North West) and UKD37 (Greater Manchester North East)
- UKH13 (Norfolk) was replaced by UKH15 (Norwich and East Norfolk), UKH16 (North and West Norfolk) and UKH17 (Breckland and South Norfolk)
- UKH33 (Essex CC) was replaced by UKH34(Essex Haven Gateway), UKH35(West Essex), UKH36(Heart of Essex) and UKH37(Essex Thames Gateway)
In 2015 the Greater London NUTS 1 area was left unchanged however the previous NUTS 2 area of inner and outer London were abolished and with the previous NUTS 3 areas becoming NUTS 2 areas. Thus NUTS 2 of Inner London West UKI11 becoming the NUTS 3 area of UKI3 and likewise: Inner London East (from UKI112 to UKI4), Outer London East and North East (from UKI21 to UKI5), Outer London South (from UKI22 to UKI6) and Outer London West and North West (from UKI23 to UKI7). The NUTS 3 areas are now a single or a group of two or three boroughs.
The next version will come into force on 1 January 2016, but none of the UK regions will change.
Local administrative units
Below the NUTS levels, the two LAU (Local Administrative Units) levels are:
|LAU 1||Lower tier authorities (districts) or individual unitary authorities (England and Wales);
Individual unitary authorities or LECs (or parts thereof) (Scotland);
Districts (Northern Ireland)
|LAU 2||Wards (or parts thereof)||10400|
The LAU codes of the United Kingdom can be downloaded here: 
- Subdivisions of the United Kingdom
- ISO 3166-2 codes of the United Kingdom
- FIPS region codes of the United Kingdom
- Eurostat: History of NUTS, accessed 12 July 2015
- Metadata Download NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics), by regional level (NUTS) accessed 11 June 2012
- Overview map of EU Countries – NUTS level 1
- Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units
- List of current NUTS codes
- Divisions of the United Kingdom, Statoids.com
- Listings of subdivisions of NUTS / LAU areas, Office for National Statistics, accessed 6 September 2012
- Eurostat Overview of the NUTS classification
- UK Office for National Statistics Guidance on Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) / Local Administrative Units (LAU)