Outputs a character vector of similar areas for given area. Currently returns similar areas for Clinical Commissioning Groups (old and new) based on NHS England's similar CCG explorer tool or lower and upper tier local authorities based on CIPFA's Nearest Neighbours Model or upper tier local authorities based on Children's services statistical neighbour benchmarking tool
Character vector, ONS area code of area of interest
AreaTypeID of the nearest neighbours (see
nearest_neighbour_areatypeids) for available IDs
deprecated. Previously a string; when AreaTypeID = 102 measure must be either "CIPFA" for CIPFA local authority nearest neighbours or "CSSN" for Children's services statistical neighbours
string; whether to use Internet Explorer proxy settings ("default") or "none"
String; Fingertips API address. Function will default to the correct address