non-urban area

Sheffield urban area

The Sheffield Urban Area is a conurbation with a population of 640,720 (2001 census) making it the 8th largest conurbation in the United Kingdom and England's 6th largest. Named the Sheffield Urban Area by the Office for National Statistics, it must not be confused with the Sheffield City Region, a non-government term, although often used, particularly by the business community. The conurbation dominates South Yorkshire, with over half of the county's population living in this urban area.

The urban area is relatively densly-populated, with 3,949.2 people per km².

The city of Sheffield contributes just over two thirds of the population of the whole conurbation.

The conurbation's population is made up of the following settlements as defined by the Office for National Statistics (2001 population in brackets):

Places in the Conurbation

Area Metropolitan borough Population
Aughton Rotherham 13,456
Beighton Sheffield 10,676
Chapeltown Sheffield 22,665
Mosborough/Highlane Sheffield 18,585
Rawmarsh Rotherham 18,210
Rotherham Rotherham 117,262
Sheffield Sheffield 439,866
Total population 640,720

Nearby Places

Settlements very close to the conurbation but not included in the official statistics include Thorpe Hesley, which runs into Kimberworth and Chapeltown, Warncliffe Side and Oughtibridge, which are separated from Hillsborough by Worrall and a half-mile stretch of the A6102 Middlewood Road North and the towns of Wath upon Dearne, Brampton Bierlow, Swinton, Mexborough, Darfield and Conisbrough which are part of the Dearne Valley Urban Area and are separated from Rawmarsh by the Wentworth Road, with the A633 and the Sheffield-Hull and Dearne Valley railway lines.
Slightly further afield, Dronfield, in Derbyshire, is around half a mile away from the Greenhill are of the city along the A61 and B6158, whilst Eckington and Killamarsh (also both in Derbyshire) are around half a mile away from Mosborough on the A6135 and B6058 respectively. All three towns form part of the larger Sheffield City Region

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