Percentage of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road

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Source: Office for National Statistics

Geographical Area: UK

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: The population-data used for this indicator is based on the 2011 census, as no other data sets could provide enough geographic granularity to adequately assess how many people live within 2km of an all-season road.

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Percentage of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road

Indicator description
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Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

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This data was produced in cooperation with ONS Geography. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road

Target name

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

World Bank (WB)

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Office for National Statistics

Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 22 October 2018
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