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Table 1 Classification of urban and rural settlements using a six-category or two-category system

From: The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: a country-wide cross-sectional analysis

Six-category classificationTwo-category classificationPopulation sizeRemoteness (drive time to ‘Other Urban’ settlement)
Large UrbanUrban≥125,000
Other UrbanUrban10,000 – 124,999
Accessible Small TownUrban3000 – 9999< 30 min
Remote Small TownUrban3000 – 9999> 30 min
Accessible RuralRural< 3000< 30 min
Remote RuralRural< 3000> 30 min