Official Statistics

Rural population and migration statistics

Population and migration statistics for rural and urban areas.

Applies to England

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Rural population and migration

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2001 to 2015 rural urban population data

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2002 to 2014 rural urban average age data

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Details

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
  • ethnicity
  • 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 28 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include 2020 ethnicity population statistics.

  2. All population statistics updated with mid-year 2020 population estimates.

  3. Created a new accessible html version of the rural population and migration chapter of the Statistical Digest of Rural England, and updated the internal migration section using the latest available data (mid-year 2020)

  4. Published today, latest rural statistics on internal migration.

  5. Published today, latest rural population statistics at local authority level.

  6. Published today, latest rural population statistics.

  7. Published today, latest rural analysis on ethnicity.

  8. Published today, latest rural statistics on population at local authority level and internal migration.

  9. Published today, latest statistics population change in rural areas.

  10. Published today, latest rural analysis on population at Local Authority level

  11. Updated rural migration statistics published.

  12. This publication includes revised data on population at local authority level

  13. 2014 rural population estimates and 2014/15 internal migration estimates published.

  14. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.

  15. Rural population and migration now includes 2013/14 migration statistics.

  16. The latest rural population and internal migration statistics published today.

  17. Rural population from 2011 Census published today for output areas.

  18. updated information

  19. 2011 mid year population estimates by rural-urban definition published.

  20. First published.