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Scottish Executive Urban Rural Classification 2003-2004

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SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE URBAN RURAL CLASSIFICATION 2003-2004

Boundary Guidance

Title

Scottish Executive Urban Rural Classification 2003 / 2004

Abstract

The Scottish Executive (SE) 6 and 8-fold urban rural classifications are intended to provide a consistent way of defining urban and rural areas across Scotland. Two main criteria have been used to develop the SE 6 and 8 fold urban rural classifications: population as defined by the General Registers Office for Scotland (GROS) and accessibility based on drive time analysis to differentiate between accessible and remote areas in Scotland. Areas of contiguous high population density postcodes defined by GROS and known as Settlements form the basis of the classification.

Subject

Social

Keywords

Society

Data Rights

Unrestricted

Supplier Name

Scottish Executive

Supplier Contact Name

Geographical Information Service Data Manager

Supplier Address Line 1

1 - J88

Supplier Address Line 2

Victoria Quay

Supplier Address Line 3

Edinburgh

Supplier Country

Scotland

Supplier Postcode

EH6 6QQ

Supplier Telephone

0131 244 1441

Supplier Fax

0131 244 1443

Supplier Email

SEGIS@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Supplier Web Address

www.scotland.gov.uk

Date Created

JUNE 2004

Update Frequency

Irregular

Format

Shape File

Size (Mb)

10

Language

English (UK)

Source

GROS 2001 Census Output Area

Project

Scottish Executive Urban Rural Classification

Type

GIS vector polygons

Geographical Extent

Scotland

Special Reference System

British National Grid

Lineage

For the 2003 / 2004 classification the Settlement population estimates based on 2001 Census Output Areas were the most accurate available and these along with settlement boundaries also built up from Output Areas were used in this project in preference to the postcode derived Settlements 2001 dataset.

Positional Accuracy

In line with GROS Census 2001 Output Areas

Attribute Accuracy

Good

Completeness

Complete

Creator Name

Scottish Executive

Creator Contact Name

Geographical Information Service Data Manager

Creator Address Line 1

Area 1-J88

Creator Address Line 2

Victoria Quay

Creator Address Line 3

Edinburgh

Country

Scotland

Creator Postcode

EH6 6QQ

Creator Telephone

0131 244 1441

Creator Fax

0131 244 1443

Creator Email

SEGIS@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Creator Web Address

www.scotland.gov.uk