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Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2013-2014

Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2013-2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

ISBN: 9781784129576

2013-2014 Urban Rural Classification. Data zone classification identifying urban and rural areas based on settlement size and drive times. Update on 2011-2012 publication

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification provides a consistent way of defining urban and rural areas across Scotland. The classification is based upon two main criteria: (i) population as defined by the National Records of Scotland, and (ii) accessibility based on drive time analysis to differentiate between accessible and remote areas in Scotland. The classification is updated every two years.