Nottingham Urban Area map in 2001.
Map featuring roads and county boundaries.
Boundaries in 2011 showing Nottingham (red) and Derby (purple), with near convergence of surrounding BUA's - Mansfield (yellow}, Alfreton/South Normanton (light purple), Selston/Brinsley (light blue), Belper (dark blue), Heage/Crich (dark green), Kilburn (light green)
The Nottingham Built-up Area (BUA), or Nottingham Urban Area, is an area of land defined by the Office for National Statistics as which is built upon, with nearby areas linked if within 200 metres - see the List of urban areas in the United Kingdom article. It consists of the city of Nottingham and the adjoining urban areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. It had a total population of 729,977 at the time of the 2011 census. An increase of almost 10% since the 2001 census recorded population of 666,358; comprising population increases/reductions in 2001 areas plus the newly additional sub-divisions of Stapleford, Sandiacre, West Hallam and Awsworth.
2 Greater Nottingham Partnership
3 Nottingham-Derby metropolitan area
4 See also
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The Nottingham Urban Area is bounded to the west by a narrow gap between Draycott (to the west of the Breaston urban area sub-division) and Borrowash. In the 1991 census, Ilkeston was considered outside of the Nottingham Urban Area. Clifton is within the current city boundaries but is considered separately for ONS purposes.
Greater Nottingham is largely within the three districts of Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Gedling surrounding the city, though the area spills into the Nottinghamshire district of Ashfield, and also to the Amber Valley and Erewash districts of Derbyshire. The Nottingham Urban Area is, by the ONS' figures, the 8th largest in England, with a size between that of the Tyneside Built-up area and Sheffield Urban Area.
The Heanor/Ripley north-western extension has a somewhat tenuous linkage through to the core of Nottingham City and might warrant inclusion in a wider city region rather than in the Nottingham Urban Area, especially as the extension falls into Derbyshire. In the future, these towns may be associated with rather an incipient Derby Urban Area or even tend towards the rural.
City of Nottingham