How big is where you live?

How big is where you live?

Poll: How big is where you live?

Total Members Polled: 729

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

sherbertdip

535 posts

57 months

Sunday 13th January
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Small village of about 30 houses 150 people, 200 dogs and 50 horses, no pub but there is a church. Small town 6 miles away, large cities 20-25 miles away.

Thesprucegoose

16,900 posts

133 months

Sunday 13th January
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Average 5 per house seems high.

RC1807

7,836 posts

106 months

Sunday 13th January
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A group of villages <20 mins from the capital city, but the combined population is ~5k, my village (it's actually classed as a town locally) is ~2.5k population.

russy01

4,103 posts

119 months

Sunday 13th January
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Shuvi McTupya said:
There are plenty! Here are a few..


Cranleigh 11,492
Cottingham 17,164
Horsforth 18,895
Kidlington 15,046

And if i am not mistaken, Kidlington is the only village in the UK with an airport.

/trivia mode.
Oh well, not a proper village by my reckoning (max couple thousand, typically rural).
But if they want to call these larger places villages to make it sound quaint and to increase house prices then who am I to argue...

DoubleD

6,910 posts

46 months

Sunday 13th January
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A village is a small settlement usually found in a rural setting. It is generally larger than a "hamlet" but smaller than a "town". Some geographers specifically define a village as having between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants. In most parts of the world, villages are settlements of people clustered around a central point.22 Aug 2013
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johnxjsc1985

14,746 posts

102 months

Sunday 13th January
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12 houses locally nearest shops about 2 miles same for a Pub. No buses after 6pm or Sundays and just an hourly service. Just been for a walk with the Dog for an hour didn't see a single person .

crofty1984

13,022 posts

142 months

Sunday 13th January
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Small town. 4 pubs, little railway station, couple of supermarkets and a motor factors. Just right IMO

PurpleTurtle

2,830 posts

82 months

Sunday 13th January
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On the outskirts of Reading, which is a large town of about 130,000 people.

It’s a city if you listen to any prick from the Council pushing for city status in order to inflate their worth on their CV.

I’m 10 minutes cycle from open countryside in one direction, ten minutes from a fast train to London the other direction. It’s a happy medium for me.

Traffic is intolerably ste though, so I rarely see better than 19mpg.

gothatway

1,702 posts

108 months

Monday 14th January
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DoubleD said:
A village is a small settlement usually found in a rural setting. It is generally larger than a "hamlet" but smaller than a "town". Some geographers specifically define a village as having between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants. In most parts of the world, villages are settlements of people clustered around a central point.22 Aug 2013
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Interesting - I thought it was more to do with formal local government structures. For example, Cheddar with its 5724 population in 2002 is considered a village whereas nearby Axbridge (2024 souls in 2001) is a town because it used to be the seat of the Borough and its council.

Pommy

9,411 posts

154 months

Monday 14th January
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Perth, Western Australia - 1m people and the remote capital on earth. Just a big village hehe

Alex_225

3,060 posts

139 months

Monday 14th January
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Address is Surrey, just inside the south of the M25.

Fortunately near enough to London for a reasonable commute but plenty of greenery as well. Decent combination for now.

Like the idea of being in the middle of no where but doesn't work career wise at the moment.

Johnny

8,911 posts

222 months

Monday 14th January
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Home home is London.

Other home (and where I spend most of my time) is Budapest:

Population: 1.756 million (2016) United Nations

Flibble

4,456 posts

119 months

Monday 14th January
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gothatway said:
DoubleD said:
A village is a small settlement usually found in a rural setting. It is generally larger than a "hamlet" but smaller than a "town". Some geographers specifically define a village as having between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants. In most parts of the world, villages are settlements of people clustered around a central point.22 Aug 2013
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Interesting - I thought it was more to do with formal local government structures. For example, Cheddar with its 5724 population in 2002 is considered a village whereas nearby Axbridge (2024 souls in 2001) is a town because it used to be the seat of the Borough and its council.
St Davids in Wales has less than 2,000 people but is a City, so I think you're right there.

Personally I live in a real City (Manchester), albeit in the suburbs.

talksthetorque

5,657 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Flibble said:
gothatway said:
DoubleD said:
A village is a small settlement usually found in a rural setting. It is generally larger than a "hamlet" but smaller than a "town". Some geographers specifically define a village as having between 500 and 2,500 inhabitants. In most parts of the world, villages are settlements of people clustered around a central point.22 Aug 2013
village |

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Interesting - I thought it was more to do with formal local government structures. For example, Cheddar with its 5724 population in 2002 is considered a village whereas nearby Axbridge (2024 souls in 2001) is a town because it used to be the seat of the Borough and its council.
St Davids in Wales has less than 2,000 people but is a City, so I think you're right there.

Personally I live in a real City (Manchester), albeit in the suburbs.
Wikipedia ( sorry)
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.

The City of Manchester isn't as big as many people think, being surrounded by boroughs that make the rest of Greater Manchester. As you can see form this map, it constitutes way less than half the area inside the M60 and a few housing estates on the way to Manchester airport.





Kompressor89

46 posts

47 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Small rural village in north Cheshire, less than 2000 people, within Manchester commuter belt.

Flibble

4,456 posts

119 months

Tuesday 15th January
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talksthetorque said:
Wikipedia ( sorry)
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.

The City of Manchester isn't as big as many people think, being surrounded by boroughs that make the rest of Greater Manchester. As you can see form this map, it constitutes way less than half the area inside the M60 and a few housing estates on the way to Manchester airport.
And yet, still Manchester. I'm aware of the boundaries, I live in the south of the City as it happens.

nealeh1875

194 posts

30 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Where i live from google..

28,378 (2011 Population Census)

I expect we are over the 30k mark now though..

GetCarter

25,872 posts

217 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Looking at the poll, I think we need to define 'arse end of nowhere'.

I suggest a minimum of 100 mile round trip to the nearest supermarket / bank etc.

Tom_Spotley_When

228 posts

95 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Shuvi McTupya said:
russy01 said:
You won’t find any villages with 5000!!!
There are plenty! Here are a few..


Cranleigh 11,492
Cottingham 17,164
Horsforth 18,895
Kidlington 15,046

And if i am not mistaken, Kidlington is the only village in the UK with an airport.

/trivia mode.
Kemble's probably up there too. Population 1,036 according to Wiki. Airfield is private, but that does't stop 747's from landing there.

GIYess

902 posts

39 months

Tuesday 15th January
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1500 people in the town a mile away.