enter image description hereI have a CSV file with geocoded data that I would like to display in QGIS. How do I open this file? When I go to add CSV layer it asks for X and Y co-ordinates which I do not have as the data is geocoded?

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    Geocoded data usually has a pair of coordinates such as X/Y or lat/lon - what is your stored in? – Ian Turton Jan 15 at 14:45
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    A screenshot of your header and first pair of rows could be helpful. – Erik Jan 15 at 14:47
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    Geocoding usually means that parts of the data can be used to locate it. Yours might have for example a postal code or an address. This will not be possible to directly import in QGIS without other data as the reference frame. – Gabriel C. Jan 15 at 14:47
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    What country are the geo codes for? – TeddyTedTed Jan 15 at 16:32
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    England - Its Ordnance Survey Data – Purple N Jan 15 at 19:19

What you are having as GEO_CODE is code for census output area.

First you need to get actual geo data, think its avalible on that page.

Areas are obviously polygons so next you need to decide if that's what you need or you want points. If you want points you can calculate centroids out of polygons.

Next step will be joining of CSV table data with geometry layer. For this you will use GEO_CODE attribut.

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