Accessibility of services in rural areas.
The Rural Services Series monitors trends in access to services. This analysis uses the road network to provide the distances from each Output Area to each service. These figures give a measure of the availability of a service based on distance to that service. It does not factor in transportation options or cost elements which may affect usage of particular services.
percentage of people that live within a certain distance from a range of services
minimum distance from each Output Area to each service
Data source: There are various data sources - see metadata statement in the excel spreadsheet for details for each service that has been analysed.
Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification 2001