NEWS

RSN Observatory - A Statistical Overview of Rural Life

Jul 28, 2016

The Rural Services Network's (RSN) Observatory provides a statistical overview of rural life. It provides analyses and comment on key service provision and issues affecting rural communities.
It includes information on housing, the economy and local services.

Many of the analyses use DEFRA's Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authority Districts and other higher level geographies. In December 2014 this classification was updated from Census 2001 to Census 2011 data, including a new identification of rural hub towns (previously larger market towns). 

The Observatory includes sub categories on Neighbourhood Planning and a link leading to an anaysis of each local authority's needs (providing they're a member of the RSN.

Further details about the RNS Observatory can be found HERE.