There are three main types of area classification used to support the production of Official Statistics.
Area classifications for Great Britain have been produced after every census since 1971, extending to the entire UK after 2001
The 2011 rural-urban classification provides a rural / urban view of datasets at output area (OA), super output area (SOA) and ward level
Information on the two main types of rural-urban classification which are used to support the production of Official Statistics
ONS and University College London user consultation on a new United Kingdom Output Area Classification