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Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2007-2008

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Title

Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2007 - 2008

Abstract

The Scottish Government ( SG) 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 6 and 8-fold urban rural classifications: population as defined by the General Register 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 Government

Supplier Contact Name

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Supplier Address Line 1

St. Andrews House

Supplier Address Line 2

Regent Road

Supplier Address Line 3

Edinburgh

Supplier Country

Scotland

Supplier Postcode

EH1 3DG

Supplier Telephone

0131 244 0442

Supplier Fax

0131 244 5427

Supplier Email

statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Supplier Web Address

www.sns.gov.uk

Date Created

JUNE 2008

Update Frequency

Irregular

Format

Shape File

Size (Mb)

30MB

Language

English ( UK)

Source

GROS Settlements 2006

Project

Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification

Type

GIS vector polygons

Geographical Extent

Scotland

Special Reference System

British National Grid

Lineage

GROS Settlements 2006

Positional Accuracy

In line with GROS Census 2001 Output Areas

Attribute Accuracy

Good

Completeness

Complete

Creator Name

Scottish Government

Creator Contact Name

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Creator Address Line 1

St. Andrews House

Creator Address Line 2

Regent Road

Creator Address Line 3

Edinburgh

Country

Scotland

Creator Postcode

EH1 3DG

Creator Telephone

0131 244 0442

Creator Fax

0131 244 5427

Creator Email

statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Creator Web Address

www.sns.gov.uk