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Table 1 Urban Rural classification descriptions.

From: Distribution of physical activity facilities in Scotland by small area measures of deprivation and urbanicity

Urban Rural classification Description Population size
1 Large urban areas Over 125,000 residents
2 Other urban areas 10,000-125,000 residents
3 Accessible small towns 3,000-10,000 residents within 30 minute drive of a settlement of an urban area
4 Remote small towns 3,000-10,000 residents with more than 30 minute drive to urban area
5 Accessible rural areas <3,000 residents within 30 minute drive of an urban area
6 Remote rural areas <3,000 residents with more than 30 minute drive to urban area