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Table 5 The ONS ward classification

From: Distance, rurality and the need for care: access to health services in South West England

ONS group Rural / urban classification
Suburbia Urban
Rural areas Rural
Rural fringe Rural
Industrial areas Urban
Middling Britain Urban
Prosperous areas Urban
Inner city estates Urban
Established owner occupiers Urban
Transient populations Urban
Metropolitan professionals Urban
Deprived city areas Urban
Lower status owner occupiers Urban
Mature populations Urban
Deprived industrial areas Urban