Statistical data set

Rural services statistical series

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.

Metadata

Indicators:

  • 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.

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification 2001

For further information please contact: rural.statistics@defra.gsi.gov.uk

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