This section looks at titles outwith UK by urban rural classification and local authority
The urban rural classification is Scottish Government Urban Rural (SG UR) 2-fold 2016. You can read background information on urban rural classification for details on how this analysis is conducted.
This chart shows for titles with an owner address outwith the UK.
- 80% were in urban areas of Scotland
- 20% were in rural areas
- In terms of land area, urban areas account for 2.2% of Scotland and rural areas account for 97.8%. In terms of population, urban areas account for 83% and rural areas account for 17
- The urban rural split for all property sales in Scotland in 2020-21 was 81% urban and 19% rural
Percentage of titles with owner address outwith UK by 2-fold urban rural classification as at 31 December 2021
The chart shows, for each local authority, the percentage of outwith UK titles and the percentage of land area that are urban and rural based on the 2-fold urban rural classification. It shows that:
- Glasgow City and Dundee City have a high land area percentage that is urban (87% and 83% urban respectively) and the focus of outwith UK titles within these local authorities is in urban areas (99% of titles in urban areas in both local authorities)
- the percentage of land area that is urban is relatively lower in City of Edinburgh and Aberdeen City (51% and 46% urban respectively) but outwith UK titles remain nearly all in urban areas (99% and 97%)
- for local authorities with a lower percentage of urban land area (between 15% and 30%) the percentage of outwith UK titles in urban areas remains high (between 84% and 99%)
- Clackmannanshire can be seen to be an outlier given the percentage of its land area that is urban and the low number of outwith UK titles involved. There are 142 titles in Clackmannanshire with an owner address outwith the UK. 90 of these titles are in urban areas and 52 in rural areas
Percentage of titles with owner address outwith UK by local authority and urban rural classification using SG UR 2-fold 2016