Nottingham Urban Area

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Map featuring roads and county boundaries.

The Nottingham Built-up Area or Nottingham Urban Area is an area of land defined by the Office for National Statistics, consisting of the city of Nottingham and the adjoining urban areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. It had a total population of 729,977 at the time of the 2011 census.[1] An increase of almost 10% since the 2001 census recorded population of 666,358.[2]

The Nottingham Urban Area is bounded to the west by a narrow gap between Breaston and Borrowash. In the 1991 census, Ilkeston was considered outside of the Nottingham Urban Area.[3] Clifton is within the current city boundaries, but is considered separately for ONS purposes.

Greater Nottingham is largely within the three districts of Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Gedling surrounding the city, though the area spills into the Nottinghamshire district of Ashfield, and also to the Amber Valley and Erewash districts of Derbyshire. The Nottingham Urban Area is, by the ONS' figures, the 8th largest in England, with a size between that of the Tyneside Built-up area and Sheffield Urban Area.

Urban Subdivision Population (2001 census) Population (2011 census) District
Nottingham 249,584 289,301 City of Nottingham
Beeston 66,683 51,479 Broxtowe
Carlton 48,493 49,235 Gedling
Long Eaton 46,490 37,760 Erewash
West Bridgford 43,395 45,509 Rushcliffe
Arnold 37,402 37,768 Gedling
Ilkeston 37,270 38,640 Erewash
Hucknall 29,188 32,107 Ashfield
Heanor 22,620 25,644 Amber Valley
Clifton 22,312 22,407 City of Nottingham
Eastwood 18,612 18,422 Broxtowe
Ripley 18,523 19,315 Amber Valley
Stapleford 16,190 Broxtowe
Kimberley 11,027 11,353 Broxtowe
Sandiacre 9,600 Erewash
Breaston 7,305 7,545 Erewash
Ruddington 6,264 7,020 Rushcliffe
West Hallam 6,016 Erewash
Awsworth 2,517 Broxtowe
Total Urban Area 666,358 729,977

Notes:

  • At the time of the 2001 census Awsworth and West Hallam were not part of the Nottingham Urban Area.
  • At the time of the 2001 census the Beeston subdivision included Stapleford and was named Beeston and Stapleford.
  • In the 2001 census Sandiacre was included as part of the Long Eaton subdivision.

Greater Nottingham Partnership[edit]

The local authorities collaborate in some ways. The Greater Nottingham Partnership considers Greater Nottingham to consist of the City of Nottingham plus the entirety of the Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Gedling boroughs, along with Hucknall from Ashfield, but no part of Derbyshire, as no Derbyshire council is a member of the Partnership.[4]

Nottingham-Derby metropolitan area[edit]

The conurbation forms a large part of the Nottingham-Derby metropolitan area, which has an estimated population of 1.5 million.[5] The Urban Areas of both Derby and Nottingham are almost continuous with Draycott (part of the Breaston Urban sub-division) being almost continuous with Borrowash part of the Derby Urban Area.[6] The Mansfield Urban Area also forms part of this metropolitan area. This Urban Area is not continuous with the Nottingham Urban Area. However, it is almost continuous with the Alfreton Urban Area, which had a population of 41,289 according to the last census,[6] with the South Normanton/Pinxton Urban sub-division of the Alfreton Urban Area being almost continuous with the Sutton-in-Ashfield Urban sub-division of the Mansfield Urban Area. The Alfreton Urban Area is also nearly continuous with Ripley part of the Nottingham Urban Area.

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Coordinates: 52°58′N 1°09′W / 52.96°N 1.15°W / 52.96; -1.15