Official Statistics

Rural business statistics

Number and type of businesses in rural and urban areas.

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Changes in the numbers and types of businesses in rural and urban areas.

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Indicators:

  • 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)

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification

Next release date: Early 2017

Additional information:

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

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