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Figures on urban and rural areas are only available for 2001, Census year. In England and Wales urban areas are defined by Department of Communities and Local Governments (DCLG) as settlements with a usually resident population of 10,000 or more people/Figures for England and Wales have been presented on this basis. Responsibility for urban/rural definitions is a devolved matter and, as such, definitions differ across the UK, however comparable figures are available across the UK for the number of people living in settlements with 10,000 or more usual residents. The table shows the number of people who (i) live in settlements with a usually resident population of 10,000 or more people and (ii) live either in settlements of under 10,000 people or do not live in a settlement i.e. the remainder.
The England and Wales figures have been extracted from Table KS01 on the CD supplement to the Census 2001 Rural and Urban Classification 2004, which is available on request from the Office for National Statistics Census Customer Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scotland figures have been extracted from Table KS01 from Scotlands Census 2001 Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland, which is available on request from the General Register Office for Scotland's, Census Customer Services [email@example.com].
The Northern Ireland figures have been extracted from Table KS01 on the Census 2001 Key Statistics for Settlements Report, which is available on request from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agencys Census Customer Services [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Further information on settlement classifications in Northern Ireland can be found at: http://www.nisranew.nisra.gov.uk/statistics/financeandpersonnel/DMB/urban_rural.htm
|Number and percentage of people who (i) live in settlements with a usually resident population of 10,000 or more and (ii) live either in settlements of under 10,000 people or do not live in a settlement i.e. the remainder, United Kingdom, April 2001|
|People living in settlements with 10,000 people or more||People living outside settlements of 10,000 people or more|
In England and Wales, settlements with 10,000 or more people are defined as urban and settlements with less than 10,000 people are defined as rural.
Table KS01 in the Census 2001 Rural and Urban Classification 2004, Table KS01 from Scotlands Census 2001 Key Statistics for Settlements and Localities Scotland and Table KS01 on the Census 2001 Key Statistics for Settlements Report
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the number of long-term unemployed (more than 12 months), resident in each London borough for the 12 months ending December 2005.
These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). Table 2, attached shows the number of people, resident in each London borough, who have been claiming JSA for more than 12 months, in June 2006 and as a proportion of the resident population of working age (males aged 16 to 64 and females aged 16 to 59).
|Table 1: Number of long-term unemployed( 1) persons, aged 16 and over, resident in London boroughs; 12 months ending December 2005|
|London borough||Number (Thousand)|
|(1) Over 12 months.|
(2) Sample size too small to provide estimates.
(3) Less than 500.
Estimates are subject to sampling variability.
Annual Population Survey
|Table 2: Long-term claimants( 1,2) of jobseekers allowance resident in London boroughs, June 2006|
|London borough||Number||( 3) Percentage|
|(1 )Computerised claims only. Dataset rounded to nearest 5.|
(2) Over 12 months.
(3) Proportion of resident mid-2004 population estimates of working age (males aged 16 to 69 and females aged 16 to 59).
Jobcentre Plus administrative data held on NOMIS.
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