Urban rural classification


This section shows UK owner addresses by urban rural classification

The urban rural classification is Scottish Government Urban Rural (SG UR) 2-fold 2016.  You can read background information for urban rural classification for details on how this analysis is conducted.

The chart shows for titles with an owner address outwith the UK:

  • 66% were in urban areas of Scotland
  • 34% were in rural areas of Scotland

For context:

  • 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

You can read more information about the Scottish Government urban rural classification and read more information about the urban rural split in our property market report 2020-2021.

Percentage of titles with owner address outwith UK by 2-fold urban rural classification as at 31 December 2021

A bar chart that shows the percentage of titles with UK owner address outtwith Scotland by 2-fold urban rural classification

You can download this data from the list of tables.

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