When you have finished making all your selections on tabs 1 to 4, press the Finish button at the bottom of the Allocate interface.
Allocate will process your request, and a pop-up window will appear. Do not make any changes; just click OK.
Your Output will now open.
If you have selected the Report output type on the Output tab, you will see a nicely formatted report. You should select the Report Output Mode only if you have selected 25 or less geographic areas. You can manipulate the report if you like, but no manipulation is required in order to make sense of the statistics.
If, because you designed an output with many geographic areas or variables (over 25 of either), and you were therefore obliged to select File as your output mode rather than Report, you will receive an un-formatted file that requires some interpretation. In particular, you will need to re-title the coded column headers using the associated .desc.text file.
In the same location that you chose to save the file (Step 2) you will also find a ‘legend’ file, with a desc.txt file extension (see image below). This file explains the coded column headers for your statistical table.
The desc.text file also shows that R509DP is the Aggregate statistic for the same variable (remember the aggregate is the average per household per year multiplied by the number of households in the geographic area).