are a number of sources of information on settlements:
Report of the Inter-Departmental Urban-Rural Definition Group
Group produced a report entitled 'Statistical Classification and Delineation of Settlements',
which classified each settlement into one of eight bands (A-H). They recommended
that Government and other users should consider defining 'urban' and 'rural'
areas in ways which are appropriate for different programmes and projects. In
the absence of a programme-specific definition, Bands A-E can be defined as
urban and Bands F-H as rural.
Area Look Up
Area, Super Output Area and ward to Urban Rural Classification
Settlement Service Classification 2006
This work follows on from the classification and looks at the services in the private, public and voluntary/community sectors provided by settlements.
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland analysis of 50 metre resolution DTM,
giving an average altitude in metres above sea level for settlements and Output Areas:
Small Area Population Estimates 2008
The populations as at mid-year 2008 were estimated for all towns and villages in
Northern Ireland with a population of
1,000 people or more in 2001 (as recorded in the Census 2001). The following
spreadsheet contains the 2008 estimated population for those towns and villages
above the threshold. Further information on the small area population estimates
is contained within the Small Area Population Estimates Report.
Northern Ireland Census 2001 Key Statistics for Settlements
2001 statistics were produced for those settlements with over 500 people.
table below shows each dataset that is available, click
on the 'view data' link to view or download the Excel spreadsheet. Within each
spreadsheet a metadata page gives a description of the data. The data has been subjected to disclosure control
methods, therefore small numbers in
tables have been adjusted (either up or down) to protect confidentiality. For
more information on the report click click