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Urban Rural Classification (6-Fold)

Urban Rural Classification (6-Fold)

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Rank
Reference Period
  1. 2003/2004
  2. 2005/2006
  3. 2007/2008
  4. 2009/2010
  5. 2011/2012
  6. 2013/2014
  7. 2016
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. 2001 Data Zones
  2. 2011 Data Zones
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
12/04/2018
Next update due
Not supplied
Description

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 distinguishes between urban, rural and remote areas within Scotland and includes the following categories:

1 - Large Urban Areas Settlements of over 125,000 people;

2 - Other Urban Areas Settlements of 10,000 to 125,000 people;

3 - Accessible Small Towns Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more;

4 - Remote Small Towns Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more;

5 - Accessible Rural Settlements of less than 3,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more;

6 - Remote Rural Settlements of less than 3,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.

Starting with the 2016 version of the classification the name format was changed to a single year. The single year refers to the date of the mid-year estimates on which the population statistics for the Settlements are based. The change to the name format was made in order to make it clearer in the title of the classification the date of the statistics used.

Further information can be accessed here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

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Accuracy and Reliability

Data zones are assigned to the 6-fold urban rural classification. Each data zone has been assigned to the category of the classification for which the majority of its census output areas lie. Data zones were not designed to nest within the urban rural classification and as a result some data zones do straddle the urban rural classification. A measure of the effect of straddling can be determined by the percentage of output areas which are assigned to the same category under the data zone classification and the census output area classification.

Coherence and Comparability

The urban rural classification is the standard definition used to define rural areas in Scotland.

Accessibility and Clarity

Data zone and postcode lookups are released in text file format when the urban rural classification is updated.

They can be accessed here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification

Relevance

The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification provides a standard definition of rural areas in Scotland. The Scottish Government acknowledges that issues such as transport, education and health can have a particular impact on rural communities and seeks to reflect this in mainstream policy development. This classification aids in developing our understanding of the issues facing urban, rural and remote Scotland.

Timeliness and Punctuality

This classification is updated to incorporate the most recent Small Area Population Estimates produced by National Records of Scotland and Royal Mail Postcode Address File.

Revisions
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URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/urban-rural-classification
Dimensions Linked Data

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Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
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Reference Period
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(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification/metadata

Linked Data Resources

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Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 5
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 52,982
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
Data zone and postcode lookups are released in text file format when the urban rural classification is updated. They can be accessed here: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification) xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Data zones are assigned to the 6-fold urban rural classification. Each data zone has been assigned to the category of the classification for which the majority of its census output areas lie. Data zones were not designed to nest within the urban rural classification and as a result some data zones do straddle the urban rural classification. A measure of the effect of straddling can be determined by the percentage of output areas which are assigned to the same category under the data zone classification and the census output area classification. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Urban Rural Classification (6-Fold) xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The urban rural classification is the standard definition used to define rural areas in Scotland. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:GI_Science_and_Analysis@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 00:00 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
April 12, 2018 08:32 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
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 distinguishes between urban, rural and remote areas within Scotland and includes the following categories: 1 - Large Urban Areas Settlements of over 125,000 people; 2 - Other Urban Areas Settlements of 10,000 to 125,000 people; 3 - Accessible Small Towns Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more; 4 - Remote Small Towns Settlements of between 3,000 and 10,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more; 5 - Accessible Rural Settlements of less than 3,000 people and within 30 minutes drive of a settlement of 10,000 or more; 6 - Remote Rural Settlements of less than 3,000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more. Starting with the 2016 version of the classification the name format was changed to a single year. The single year refers to the date of the mid-year estimates on which the population statistics for the Settlements are based. The change to the name format was made in order to make it clearer in the title of the classification the date of the statistics used. Further information can be accessed here: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/Methodology/UrbanRuralClassification) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Geography http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/geography
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Urban Rural Classification (6-Fold) xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification provides a standard definition of rural areas in Scotland. The Scottish Government acknowledges that issues such as transport, education and health can have a particular impact on rural communities and seeks to reflect this in mainstream policy development. This classification aids in developing our understanding of the issues facing urban, rural and remote Scotland. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Geography http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/geography
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
This classification is updated to incorporate the most recent Small Area Population Estimates produced by National Records of Scotland and Royal Mail Postcode Address File. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Urban Rural Classification (6-Fold) xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/urban-rural-classification
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/urban-rural-classification http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/urban-rural-classification
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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