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d_urban_dv Urban or rural area, derived

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Datafile: d_indresp

Derived Variable Note

Binary indicator classifying the address as falling into an (1) urban or (2) rural area. This is derived from the Office for National Statistics Rural and Urban Classification of Output Areas 2001 (UKDS Study Number 7454). The indicator assumes a value of (1) if the address falls within urban settlements with a population of 10,000 or more, or (2) otherwise. Note that address information may not have been available, or incorrect. In those cases the indicator is set to missing/wild.


Uses D_URBAN_DV on data file D_HHSAMP


Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
urban area13540475.22%
rural area21164324.74%

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