Official Statistics

Rural population and migration statistics

Population and migration statistics for rural and urban areas.

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Rural population and migration

2001 to 2015 rural urban population data

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2002 to 2014 rural urban average age data

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Population change is a result of natural change (the difference between births and deaths) and net international migration (the difference between those moving into and those moving out of the country).

Metadata

Indicators:

  • population by rural-urban classification
  • population by rural-urban classification split by age
  • average age of the population
  • population change
  • population by local authority rural-urban classification split by age
  • net internal migration flows
  • net internal migration flows by age

Data source: Office for National Statistics – mid-year population estimates; and internal migration by local authorities in England and Wales

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Populations: Rural urban classification 2011 of lower super output areas (LSOAs). Migration: Local Authority Rural-Urban Classification 2011

Next release date: tbc

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 17 February 2012
Last updated 22 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published today, latest rural analysis on population at Local Authority level
  2. Updated rural migration statistics published.
  3. This publication includes revised data on population at local authority level
  4. 2014 rural population estimates and 2014/15 internal migration estimates published.
  5. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  6. Rural population and migration now includes 2013/14 migration statistics.
  7. The latest rural population and internal migration statistics published today.
  8. Rural population from 2011 Census published today for output areas.
  9. updated information
  10. 2011 mid year population estimates by rural-urban definition published.
  11. First published.