How big is where you live?

How big is where you live?

Poll: How big is where you live?

Total Members Polled: 687

London/inside the M25: 9%
Major city (approx 500k upwards): 9%
Large Town to Moderate City (100k-500k): 12%
Moderate to Large Town (20k - 100k): 17%
Large Village/Small town (5k - 20k): 25%
The arse end of nowhere!!: 27%
Author
Discussion

DickyC

30,981 posts

135 months

Friday 11th January
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Newbury in Berkshire with 41,000 neighbours. We have the A34 North and South, the A4 and M4 East to West, the high speed train to London or Penzance and we're not a million miles from the M3. We also have a race course, the international HQ of Vodafone and a ruined castle. But I have to go to Chieveley Services for the nearest Greggs.

bloomen

1,991 posts

96 months

Friday 11th January
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Devon. 1500 or so souls.

Turbotechnic

395 posts

13 months

Friday 11th January
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Approximately 500 people in our village in deepest darkest Suffolk. I grew up in a town of approximately 200k and getting bigger, the commute to work was a ball ache and the town was going down the pan in terms of quality of life so a few years back the wife and I moved out into the sticks and haven't looked back.

cherryowen

8,577 posts

141 months

Friday 11th January
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Telford is about 150,000, but was formed by merging smaller towns / villages (Oakengates, Wellington, Dawley etc.) during the 1960's & 70's.

Donnington (one of the old small towns we live) IIRC has about 6,500 residents, and has little to recommend it frown

Telford Town Park is very agreeable, though! And Ironbridge is a short drive away.

Tallow

1,033 posts

98 months

Friday 11th January
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What about non-UK people? The demographic split varies between countries after all
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magooagain

2,287 posts

107 months

Friday 11th January
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had ham said:
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.
Gawd blimey! I remember when there were just 500.

russy01

4,086 posts

118 months

Friday 11th January
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Village of 800.

You won’t find any villages with 5000!!!

magooagain

2,287 posts

107 months

Friday 11th January
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Hamlet of 10 houses. 4 are holiday homes. 12 inhabitants.

Bradgate

2,038 posts

84 months

Friday 11th January
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Village of approx 1000 people, approx 6 miles from a medium sized city in the Midlands.

Cupramax

7,639 posts

189 months

Friday 11th January
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russy01 said:
Village of 800.

You won’t find any villages with 5000!!!
Beg to differ, where I live is just over 10k population and is still classed as a village.

Shuvi McTupya

21,535 posts

184 months

Friday 11th January
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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.

bobtail4x4

1,591 posts

46 months

Friday 11th January
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sherburn in elmet was 6000+ in 2011, since then about 1000 houses have been built,
it has an airport. (of sorts) its still a vilage

p4pedro

399 posts

130 months

Friday 11th January
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I moved from Darlington ( population 100K ) 35 years ago to a village in teesdale with a population of 800 , much better way of life ,and a nice place for kids to grow up, next move is next year to a house ( set in 3 acres of woodland ) in a hamlet of 12 houses further up the dale.

TwigtheWonderkid

27,598 posts

87 months

Friday 11th January
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Integroo said:
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.

70% of Scots live in the central belt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_in_the_United_Kingdom

Edinburgh - 782,000
Glasgow - 1,395,000
In terms of Scottish population, London is the 3rd biggest city, after Glasgow & Edinburgh.

mcelliott

5,006 posts

118 months

Friday 11th January
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ROSSinHD said:
I live on an Island of approx 100,000 people.
I can see your island from my house.

renmure

2,778 posts

161 months

Friday 11th January
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Trophy Husband said:
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!!
Same here. 4 miles to the nearest bus stop. 5 to the nearest shop. Bliss!

oddball1313

562 posts

60 months

Friday 11th January
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SPR2 said:
Exton?
Market Overton

vixen1700

10,734 posts

207 months

Friday 11th January
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London! Millions of people about.

Born and went to school in London, moved out in 2000 and got further out to the North Essex/Cambs/ Suffolk borders in 2006.

Had enough and moved back to London in 2016.

My mrs. says it's the best thing we ever did.

Apart from when we retire to the sun, natch. smile

gazza285

4,668 posts

145 months

Friday 11th January
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I live in Huddersfield, which has a population of 136,000, but half a mile West of my house leads me onto the Pennines, which is basically a ten mile wide strip running North to South, where nobody lives.

Dave.

5,024 posts

190 months

Friday 11th January
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Shoukie said:
11 houses, one post box & sod all else in 'my' rural North Yorkshire hamlet, it's bliss!
Dammit! I thought I was doing well with just 1200. (Although the rate they're building, it'll be nearer 1300 soon.