Urban Britain

2012 February 27
by Chris Vernon

Over 90% of the UK population now live in urban areas. This makes Britain one of the most urbanised countries in the world. In Europe only the principality of Monaco, the republic of San Marino, Belgium and Iceland have higher urban proportions. In 1970 this figure was 77%.

Do the British really like living in urban areas, or are we compromising something?
In Ireland, the figure is only 62%.

Urban Population

Urban population as a percent of total population

Data from here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/aug/18/percentage-population-living-cities and Google Docs

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