An Update on Rural Connectivity Contents

Annex: Coverage data

The tables and charts below outline the urban rural divide using Ofcom’s most recent coverage data.247 These are not directly comparable because different statistical classifications of rural and urban areas are used in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.248

Broadband coverage data

Rural/urban breakdown of broadband connectivity by download speeds:

Premises unable to receive decent broadband by rural urban classification

Mobile coverage data

Rural/urban breakdown of mobile coverage in the UK by nation

Rural/urban breakdown of mobile coverage in the UK by nation (cont.)


247 The tables were provided by the House of Commons Library and sourced from data from Ofcom, Connected Nations and infrastructure reports, last accessed 3 September 2019.

248 Office for National Statistics, Rural Urban Classification of Output Areas 2011, last accessed 3 September 2019; Scottish Government, Scottish Government Rural Urban Classification, last accessed 3 September 2019; NISRA, Urban Rural Classification, last accessed 3 September 2019




Published: 18 September 2019