West Yorkshire Urban Area


West Yorkshire Urban Area

The West Yorkshire Urban Area is a term used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to refer to a conurbation in West Yorkshire, England, based mainly on Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, but excluding towns such as Castleford, Halifax and Pontefract which though part of the county of West Yorkshire are considered independently.

The ONS gives it a population of 1,499,465 (2001 census), [cite web| author=National Statistics |url=http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_compendia/fom2005/03_FOPM_UrbanAreas.pdf|title=Focus on people and migration: chapter 3 The UK's major urban areas|page=47|date=2005|accessdate=2007-10-20] which makes it the fourth-largest conurbation in the UK. It is broken down into the following components:

*Baildon
*Batley
*Bingley
*Bradford
*Brighouse
*Cleckheaton and Liversedge
*Dewsbury
*Guiseley/Yeadon
*Heckmondwike
*Holmfirth/Honley
*Horbury
*Horsforth
*Huddersfield
*Keighley
*Leeds
*Lofthouse/Stanley
*Menston
*Mirfield
*Morley
*New Farnley
*Ossett
*Pudsey
*Queensbury
*Shelf
*Shipley
*Wakefield

These components seem to be mostly based on pre-1974 council areas. For example, Morley's population figures included residents of West and East Ardsley, which had been part of the Morley County Borough prior to 1974. Pairings such as Lofthouse/Outwood, Cleckheaton/Liversedge, etc. seem to be based on a common pre-1974 council. However, it seems that the boundaries were altered in some cases. Wakefield's figures may include areas such as Crigglestone, Durkar and Newmillerdam, which were not part of the city prior to 1974.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • West Yorkshire — Infobox England county name = West Yorkshire motto = status = Metropolitan county Ceremonial county origin = 1974(Local Government Act 1972) region = Yorkshire and the Humber arearank = Ranked 29th area km2 = 2029 adminarearank = adminarea km2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive — Type Passenger Transport Executive Industry Public transport Founded 1974 (Local Go …   Wikipedia

  • West Yorkshire — a metropolitan county in N England. 2,082,600; 787 sq. mi. (2039 sq. km). * * * Metropolitan county (pop., 2001: 2,079,217), northern England. Its main cities are Wakefield and Leeds. From 1974 to 1986 West Yorkshire was an administrative unit;… …   Universalium

  • Primary Urban Area — A Primary Urban Area or PUA is an area defined by the Department for Communities and Local Government in the United Kingdom as a statistical tool for analysing the major cities of England, originating as part of their State of the English Cities… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil parishes in West Yorkshire — A map of West Yorkshire, showing the Metropolitan Boroughs: (1) Leeds; (2) Wakefield; (3) Kirklees; (4) Calderdale; and (5) Bradford. A civil parish is a subnational entity, forming the lowest unit of local government in England. There are 97… …   Wikipedia

  • Halifax, West Yorkshire — For other uses, see Halifax. Coordinates: 53°43′30″N 1°51′47″W / 53.725°N 1.863°W / 53.725; 1.863 …   Wikipedia

  • Clayton, West Yorkshire — Coordinates: 53°46′55″N 1°48′48″W / 53.782000°N 1.813450°W / 53.782000; 1.813450 …   Wikipedia

  • Tong, West Yorkshire — Infobox UK Wards WardName=Tong 1stCouncillor= Michael Johnson| 1stParty= Labour| 2ndCouncillor= John Ruding| 2ndParty= Labour| 3rdCouncillor= Tony Cairns 3rdParty= Labour Tong (population 17,069 2001 UK census) is a Ward in Bradford Metropolitian …   Wikipedia

  • Chapeltown, West Yorkshire — infobox UK place country = England official name= Chapeltown latitude= 53.816 longitude= 1.531 population= metropolitan borough= City of Leeds metropolitan county= West Yorkshire region = Yorkshire and the Humber post town= LEEDS postcode area=… …   Wikipedia

  • Rothwell, West Yorkshire — infobox UK place country = England official name= Rothwell latitude= 53.75 longitude= 1.48 map type= West Yorkshire population = metropolitan borough= City of Leeds metropolitan county= West Yorkshire region= Yorkshire and the Humber constituency …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.