Rural business statistics
Number and type of businesses in rural and urban areas.
Changes in the numbers and types of businesses in rural and urban areas.
- business count
- business start ups
- business composition
- businesses by industry type and size band
Data source: Office for National Statistics: VAT registrations and de-registrations; business demography; and Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR)
Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification
Next release date: Early 2017
Published: 31 January 2013
Updated: 21 July 2016
- We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
- Updated Rural Businesses document.
- Updated rural business figures now published.
- Latest statistics on rural businesses published today.
- 2011/12 Enterprise composition and business breakdown by rural urban definition.
- First published.