|Type:||Government Office Region|
|Number of units in system:|
|Geographical Level:||6 (Region)|
|ADL Feature Type:||countries, 1st order divisions|
|May be part of:||Nation|
|May have as parts:||Modern (post 1974) County , District/Unitary Authority|
Government Office Regions were created in 1994 with the sole purpose of working with the community to improve the prosperity and quality of life within each region. By 1996 these regions also became the "primary classification for the presentation of regional statistics" (National Statistics (2004)). These regions do not have an average size, as they are formed of complete unitary authorities.