Oanishambles 2. Reports in times today suggested we would have the old 2017 formula (which included the cap) with the difference of 35% from 300k per annum made up from adding to the 20 largest cities and town.
As the reference is to town and cities not local authorities this must refer to the definition of ‘Primary Urban Areas’ introduced from 2001 census data to define where urban areas are. It was never updated for the 2011 census. The ONS has not updated its method for defining urban areas by population so so far this is the only thing they have to go on (Centre for Cities has for its own purposes).
The list is as follows:
Yu will note the areas included in London and excluded from Manchester. Places like Southampton, Southend, Portsmouth don’t make the list. If the government arbitrarily creates a new definition without consultation then legal action will definitely follow.
|Rank||Primary Urban Area (PUA)||Population|
|County (traditional)||Constituent local authorities||LUZ Name||LUZ Size||LUZ EU Rank|
|1||London||8,294,058||Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire||Greater London, Epping Forest, Broxbourne, Dacorum, Three Rivers, Watford, Dartford, Gravesham, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Woking||London||12,208,100||1|
|2||Birmingham||2,293,099||Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire||Cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Solihull||Birmingham||2,284,093||21|
|3||Manchester||1,741,961||Lancashire and Cheshire||Cities of Manchester and Salford; Metropolitan Boroughs of Tameside, Trafford, Bury, Oldham and Stockport||Manchester||2,732,854||23|
|4||Liverpool||830,112||Lancashire||Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley and Metropolitan Borough of St Helens||Liverpool||1,365,900||41|
|6||Sheffield||551,800||Yorkshire||Sheffield and Rotherham||Sheffield||1,277,100||46|
|7||Teesside||472,200||County Durham and Yorkshire||Includes Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|8||Bristol||428,234||Gloucestershire and Somerset||Bristol||Bristol||1,006,600||64|
|9||Bournemouth and Poole||382,536||Dorset||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|10||Stoke-on-Trent||360,810||Staffordshire||Includes the towns of Newcastle under Lyme and Kidsgrove||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|11||Leicester||329,600||Leicestershire||Leicester, Blaby and Oadby and Wigston||Leicester||887,000||75|
|12||Wirral||331,232||Cheshire||Wirral, Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port and Neston||Liverpool||1,365,900||41|
|15||Bradford||293,717||Yorkshire||Metropolitan Borough of Bradford||Leeds||1,499,465||37|
|16||Newcastle||279,100||Tyne and Wear||Newcastle Upon Tyne||Newcastle Upon Tyne||1,055,600||59|
|17||Bolton||277,300||Lancashire||Metropolitan Borough of Bolton||Manchester||2,732,854||23|
|18||Brighton and Hove||273,400||Sussex||Brighton and Hove||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|20||Hull||256,100||Yorkshire||Kingston upon Hull||Kingston upon Hull||573,300||113|