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Newport Built-up area

Coordinates: 51°35′N3°00′W / 51.583°N 3.000°W / 51.583; -3.000

Population density map in Wales from the 2011 census

The Newport Built-up area (previously known in official statistics as the Newport Urban Area) is an area of land defined by the United Kingdom Office for National Statistics (ONS) for population monitoring purposes. It is an urban conurbation and is not coterminous with the city boundaries. It consists of the urban area centred on Newport as well as contiguous settlements in the eastern and western valleys extending north of the city – including Cwmbran, Pontypool, Risca, Abercarn and Blackwood. It does however exclude physically detached urban areas within the city boundaries, such as Marshfield.

The detailed methodology of the process used across the UK by ONS in 2011 is set out in 2011 Built-up Areas - Methodology and Guidance, published in June 2013. It is summarised as "..a ‘bricks and mortar’ approach, with areas defined as built-up land with a minimum area of 20 hectares (0.2 km2 / 0.077 mile2), while settlements within 200 metres of each other are linked. Built-up area sub-divisions are also identified to provide greater detail in the data, especially in the larger conurbations."[1]

The total population of the built-up area defined on this basis in 2011 was 306,844,[2] making Newport the 23rd largest conurbation in England and Wales and the 2nd largest in Wales.

Settlements [ edit ]

The ONS provides sub-division statistics for the Newport Urban Area

Rank Urban sub-area name Population[3] Area (km2) Population density (per km2)
- Newport (built-up area)[2] 306,844 84.22 km2 - 1 Newport (sub division)[4] 128,060 34.72 km2 3,688.364[4]
2 Cwmbran 46,915 14.17 km2 3,310.868[5]
3 Pontypool 28,334 8.065 km2 3,513.205[6]
4 Blackwood 24,042 6.415 km2 3,747.779[7]
5 Ystrad Mynach 19,204 5.065 km2 3,791.51[8]
6 Risca 14,958 3.4975 km2 4,276.769[9]
7 Bargoed 11,900 7.1449 km2 1,665.524[10]
8 Newbridge 9,590 2.4675 km2 3,886.525[11]
9 Pontllanfraith 9,220 2.8225 km2 3,266.608[12]
10 Caerleon 8,747 2.5275 km2 3,460.732[13]
11 Abersychan 7,573 2.3625 km2 3,205.503[14]
12 Abercarn 5,352 1.4925 km2 3,585.93[15]
14 Wattsville 1,065 0.3025 km2 3,520.661[16]
15 Aberbargoed 994 0.425 km2 2,338.824[17]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics, 2011 Built-up Areas - Methodology and Guidance, p.3Archived 2013-09-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c "2011 Census - Built-up areas". ONS. Retrieved 22 July 2013. Cite error: The named reference "BUA" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Census, 2011
  4. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Newport Built-up area sub division (W38000147)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Cwmbran Built-up area sub division (W38000140)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Pontypool Built-up area sub division (W38000111)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  7. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Blackwood Built-up area sub division (W38000126)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  8. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Ystrad Mynach Built-up area sub division (W38000127)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  9. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Risca Built-up area sub division (W38000080)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  10. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bargoed Parish (W04000728)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  11. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Newbridge Built-up area sub division (W38000032)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  12. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Pontllan-fraith Built-up area sub division (W38000110)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  13. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Caerleon Built-up area (W37000123)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  14. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Abersychan Built-up area sub division (W38000003)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  15. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Abercarn Built-up area sub division (W38000007)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  16. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Wattsville Built-up area sub division (W38000011)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  17. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Aberbargoed Built-up area sub division (W38000026)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
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