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Urban Rural 2019 (generalised)

  • Added 02 Dec 2018
  • Updated 05 May 2019

This dataset is the definitive set of urban rural boundaries at 1 January 2019 as defined by Stats NZ. Urban rural is a new output geography that classifies New Zealand into areas that share common urban or rural characteristics. Urban areas are built from the Statistical Area 2 geography, while rural and water areas are built from the Statistical Area 1 geography. Urban areas are statistically defined areas with no administrative or legal basis. The urban rural indicator is an attribute of this classification and provides additional information about a location's urban or rural nature.

Digital boundary data became freely available on 1 July 2007. This generalised version has been simplified for rapid drawing and is designed for thematic or web mapping purposes.

For further information see ANZLIC Metadata 2019 Urban Rural or ANZLIC Metadata 2019 Urban Rural Indicator attachments below


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1. ANZLIC Metadata 2019 Urban Rural 402 KB pdf
2. ANZLIC Metadata 2019 Urban Rural Indicator 389 KB pdf


Tagsurban rural, UR, ur, urban area, rural area, rural settlement, water
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 98752
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 721 (incl. 4 with empty or null geometries)
Attributes UR2019_V1_00, UR2019_V1_00_NAME, IUR2019_V1_00, IUR2019_V1_00_NAME, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed


Added2 Dec 2018
Last updated5 May 2019
Revisions 4 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on May 5, 2019 in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.
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