How can we measure rurality?

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A-level Geography G2 (2.6 - How are rural settlements changing and why?) Mind Map on How can we measure rurality?, created by RoryFlynn2 on 05/13/2013.

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How can we measure rurality?
1 Mobile phone coverage
1.1 Terrain influencing coverage
1.2 Broadband service
1.2.1 Retail network
2 Very rural
2.1 No mobile phone coverage
2.1.1 No services
2.1.1.1 No street lighting
2.1.1.1.1 Poor quality roads
3 Very Urban
3.1 Total coverage
3.1.1 Many services
3.1.1.1 Plenty of street lighting
3.1.1.1.1 Best quality roads
4 Cloke's index of Rurality 1971
4.1 % of workers in agriculture and farming
4.1.1 Mechanisation + changes in agriculture
4.1.1.1 Decrease in agriculture population
4.2 % population over 65yrs
4.2.1 More retired in rural areas
4.2.1.1 Higher proportion of elderly to young people
4.3 % working age population 16-65
4.3.1 Varies with distance from employment centres and proportion in higher education
4.4 Distance from urban area
4.4.1 Greater distance = more rural areas
4.5 % population change among resident population
4.5.1 Rising due to in-migration but falling in remote rural areas
4.6 % employed outside of settlement

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