2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authority Districts and other higher level geographies for statistical purposes.
The Rural Urban Classification 2011 defines areas forming settlements with populations of over 10,000 as urban, the remainder as rural. The number of Local Authorities that are now classed as rural has reduced compared with the 2001 classification. When applying the classification for statistical purposes it is important to note that a Local Authority that is classed as urban will contain rural areas and vice versa.
Interim results identifying rural hub towns to be used in the 2011 Local Authority Classification was published separately in May 2014.
- Rural urban classifications of other higher level geographies via the ONS Open Geography portal