Local authority RUC distance

Version: 1.0.0. This is the latest version. See all versions.

Description

The similarity between authorities is calculated by the proportion of the population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. The population density is also used to help distinguish between authorities in entirely urban areas.

This UK-wide comparison is based on a Composite Rural Urban Classification system.

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Table: Local Authority RUC Similarity

Description:

Dataset of distance calculations based on RUC data.
This distance is based on:

  • Proportion of population in urban area
  • Proportion of population in rural area
  • Proportion of population in highly rural area

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Data description

Column name Data type Description Unique Required values
local-authority-code_A string A three/four letter code for the local authority No
local-authority-code_B string A three/four letter code for the local authority No
distance number The distance between the two local authorities (not meaningful except for comparisons) No
match number A score between 0 and 100 indicting how similar a council is (based on all known distances for a council) No
position number The rank of how much local authority B is similar to local authority A (1 is most similar). No

Table: Local authority rural-urban profile labels

Description:

A short category based on rural-urban profile for each local authority

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Column name Data type Description Unique Required values
local-authority-code string 3/4 letter local authority code. Yes
label string Label to describe rural-urban profile of authority. No Sparse and rural, Urban, Rural, Urban with rural areas

Table: Local authority rural-urban labels

Description:

Map of short labels to longer descriptions for rural-urban categories.

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Data description

Column name Data type Description Unique Required values
label string Short label for rural-urban profile. Yes Sparse and rural, Urban, Rural, Urban with rural areas
desc string Longer description of rural-urban profile. Yes Local authority predominately made up of large and low-density rural neighbourhoods, Local authority predominately made up of urban neighbourhoods, Local authority predominately made up of rural neighbourhoods, Local authority mostly made up of urban neighbourhoods, but with a significant number of rural neighbourhoods

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1.0.0

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0.1.1

description changed from 'Rankings, match-scores and labels for local authorities based on compoiste rural urban classifcation data emissions data ' to 'The similarity between authorities is calculated by the proportion of the population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. The population density is also used to help distinguish between authorities in entirely urban areas. This UK-wide comparison is based on a [Composite Rural Urban Classification](https://mysociety.github.io/uk_ruc/) system. '

0.1.0

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