How big is where you live?

How big is where you live?

Poll: How big is where you live?

Total Members Polled: 730

London/inside the M25: 10%
Major city (approx 500k upwards): 9%
Large Town to Moderate City (100k-500k): 12%
Moderate to Large Town (20k - 100k): 16%
Large Village/Small town (5k - 20k): 25%
The arse end of nowhere!!: 28%
Author
Discussion

Kermit power

Original Poster:

24,111 posts

158 months

Friday 11th January
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It was suggested on this thread that the demographic of PH is largely non-metropolitan.

Given the large quantity of posts from people who clearly at the least work in London and the commuter belt, and the fact that there are almost as many posts in the TV & Surrey regional forum as there are for the whole of Scotland, I was surprised at this suggestion, so I thought it might be interesting to find out!

So... What size of place do you live in?

Shakermaker

9,593 posts

45 months

Friday 11th January
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About 75k people where I live smile

Only two of them in the house with me though, otherwise there might be a bit of a queue for the bathroom in the morning

glenrobbo

15,926 posts

95 months

Friday 11th January
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Where I live is just a small ball of rock supporting an estimated population of 7.7 billion humanoid beings.

Please tell us about your own planet...

Trophy Husband

1,540 posts

52 months

Friday 11th January
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I'd think there were no more than twenty people within 1 mile in any direction of where I live. Which is ace by the way!!

louiebaby

9,063 posts

136 months

Friday 11th January
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Now, where's my 6p of Google Play credit for the survey?

had ham

3,643 posts

128 months

Friday 11th January
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Leafy rural village of 1.5k folk In East Hertfordshire, 30 miles north of London. Rural, but very easy to get into London - 1hr 10 mins house door to desk in Blackfriars.

Scabutz

1,849 posts

25 months

Friday 11th January
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I allow approx 20,000 plebians to live on my land, providing they furnish me with suitable taxes.

Am I doing this right?

RVVUNM

1,765 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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Bristol (Outskirts) Fab city.

Pothole

27,376 posts

227 months

Friday 11th January
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Village of 7000, pretty much linked to another of 11000. Sadly, a couple of miles from Cannock and not far from Walsall.

wc98

9,251 posts

85 months

Friday 11th January
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Kermit power said:
It was suggested on this thread that the demographic of PH is largely non-metropolitan.

Given the large quantity of posts from people who clearly at the least work in London and the commuter belt, and the fact that there are almost as many posts in the TV & Surrey regional forum as there are for the whole of Scotland, I was surprised at this suggestion, so I thought it might be interesting to find out!

So... What size of place do you live in?
the scottish forum might not be popular but looking around other forums there are a large amount of scots on here. where you live by uk country would make an interesting poll as well.

juice

5,583 posts

227 months

Friday 11th January
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Small Village in the Chew Valley (SW of Bristol). About 1500 people I'd think ?

Zetec-S

2,966 posts

38 months

Friday 11th January
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Scabutz said:
I allow approx 20,000 plebians to live on my land, providing they furnish me with suitable taxes.

Am I doing this right?
Initially read that as lesbians...

Integroo

5,701 posts

30 months

Friday 11th January
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Kermit power said:
It was suggested on this thread that the demographic of PH is largely non-metropolitan.

Given the large quantity of posts from people who clearly at the least work in London and the commuter belt, and the fact that there are almost as many posts in the TV & Surrey regional forum as there are for the whole of Scotland, I was surprised at this suggestion, so I thought it might be interesting to find out!

So... What size of place do you live in?
A good 25% of Scots live in a major city - Edinburgh or Glasgow - closer to half if you include greater Edinburgh/Glasgow - plus an extra 5% or so in Aberdeen.

ROSSinHD

677 posts

96 months

Friday 11th January
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I live on an Island of approx 100,000 people.

Scabutz

1,849 posts

25 months

Friday 11th January
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Zetec-S said:
Scabutz said:
I allow approx 20,000 plebians to live on my land, providing they furnish me with suitable taxes.

Am I doing this right?
Initially read that as lesbians...
They are welcome also

Watchman

5,486 posts

190 months

Friday 11th January
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There are about 50 houses, a pub and a village hall in my area. We are surrounded by fields. There are no shops or petrol stations. Next nearest town is about 5 miles away.

However, from another point of view, I can just about hear the whine of lorry tyres on the M5 on a summer evening, so I'm not that remote.

Edinburger

7,800 posts

113 months

Friday 11th January
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Integroo said:
Kermit power said:
It was suggested on this thread that the demographic of PH is largely non-metropolitan.

Given the large quantity of posts from people who clearly at the least work in London and the commuter belt, and the fact that there are almost as many posts in the TV & Surrey regional forum as there are for the whole of Scotland, I was surprised at this suggestion, so I thought it might be interesting to find out!

So... What size of place do you live in?
A good 25% of Scots live in a major city - Edinburgh or Glasgow - closer to half if you include greater Edinburgh/Glasgow - plus an extra 5% or so in Aberdeen.
No such thing as Greater Edinburgh or Greater Glasgow - you either live in Edinburgh or you live in Glasgow or you don't.

70% of Scots live in the central belt.

C0ffin D0dger

3,156 posts

90 months

Friday 11th January
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Outskirts of Worcester so moderate city I guess, Wikipedia says population 100,000 but there's lots of new build stuff going in so I guess it's on the rise.

Even though I technically live in a city only need to go half a mile up the road and it's open countryside.

technodup

5,723 posts

75 months

Friday 11th January
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Edinburger said:
No such thing as Greater Edinburgh or Greater Glasgow - you either live in Edinburgh or you live in Glasgow or you don't.
You'd better let Nicola know then, because either she's confused or you are.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Glasgow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Register_Off...

FWIW I'm in Glasgow. Actual Glasgow, although naturally also Greater Glasgow as well. Even though it doesn't exist.

Riley Blue

15,150 posts

171 months

Friday 11th January
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A town of more than 114,000 apparently, perhaps it's time it became a city. I previously lived a town of over 13,000 that insisted in calling itself a village so maybe it doesn't really matter.