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2009-2010 Urban Rural Classification

Description2009-2010 Urban Rural Classification. Data zone classification identifying urban and rural areas based on settlement size and drive times. Update on 2007-2008 publication.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 11, 2010

Please see the  Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2011-2012 .


This document is also available in pdf format (3.8MB)

Data Sources & Methodology
Major Changes Identified for 2009-2010
Classifying Other Geographies
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Annex 1: Outputs of the Classification
Annex 2: Additional Tables


Map 2.1: Scottish Government 6-fold Urban/Rural Classification, 2009-2010 ( alternative version with an OS background)
Map 2.2: Scottish Government 8-fold Urban/Rural Classification, 2009-2010 ( alternative version with an OS background)

Downloadable files:

Population Tables (xls format)
2009-10 Urban Rural classification shapefile (11.7MB)
2009-10 Urban Rural Classification Lookup files

2009-10 Urban Rural Classification Postcode Lookup Files (Updated to reflect the 2011B Postcode lookup)

Postcode to Urban Rural Classification Lookup


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