Selected indicators for rural and urban areas in Surrey

Created 4 years ago, updated 4 years ago

2011 Rural-Urban Classification

The outputs are based on a rural-urban classification of Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) or Middle Layer Super-Output Areas (MSOAs), depending on the  availability of data.

Output areas are treated as urban if they were allocated to a 2011 built-up area with a population of 10,000 or more people. The domains are sub-divided into broad morphological types based on the predominant settlement component.

Assignments of LSOAs and MSOAs to urban or rural categories are made by reference to the category to which the majority of their constituent OAs are assigned.


For more details see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/rural-urban-definition

Frequency: As Shown by DataSet

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Derived from tables containing the number of live births and deaths by sex for each LSOA in England, published by ONS as ad hoc data and analysis.
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An extract compiled from the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) recording the number of enterprises that were live at a reference date in March. Data is available for MSOAs


An enterprise can be thought of as the overall business, made up of all the individual sites or workplaces. It is defined as the smallest combination of legal units (generally based on VAT and/or PAYE records) that has a certain degree of autonomy within an enterprise group.
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Number of people claiming jobseekers allowance as a percentage the population aged 16-64.


These figures are not seasonally adjusted.


The claimant count is an indicator of unemployment available down to lower super output area (LSOA) level.