Official Statistics

2011 Census results for rural England

2011 Census results for rural England.


2011 Census results for Rural England

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Analysis of a wide range of variables (see list below) from the 2011 Census and the application of the 2011 Rural Urban Classification to identify results specifically for rural and urban areas, and by type of settlement.

This publication includes rural-urban analysis of:

  • Household composition and dwelling types

  • Household deprivation

  • Ethnicity

  • Religion

  • Health

  • Car availability

  • Economic activity

  • Qualifications

  • Occupation and industry


Data Source: 2011 Census, Office for National Statistics

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 22 November 2013
Last updated 21 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  2. First published.