Administrative Area Type
Definition A type of geographical area defined for government, administrative or electoral purposes.
Guidance Location details will ordinarily consist of a number of administrative area types as part of devolved levels of government. For example, a civil parish can be within a district, which will be within a county. Existing administrative area types may be changed, made redundant and new types introduced as part of government reorganisation, so current names should be used at the time of inventory entry and measures may need to be taken to keep the dataset up to date. Use with Administrative Area Name.
Controlled entry Yes.
Information group Location
COUNTY; DISTRICT; CIVIL PARISH; UNITARY AUTHORITY; COMMUNITY; TOWNSHIP; DIOCESE; ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH.