Short definition: the urban-rural typology is applied to NUTS level 3 regions: it identifies three types of region based on the share of the rural population, namely, predominantly rural regions, intermediate regions and predominantly urban regions.
The urban-rural typology is a classification based on the following three categories:
- predominantly urban regions, NUTS level 3 regions where more than 80 % of the population live in urban clusters;
- intermediate regions, NUTS level 3 regions where more than 50 % and up to 80 % of the population live in urban clusters;
- predominantly rural regions, NUTS level 3 regions where at least 50 % of the population live in rural grid cells.