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Old 05-11-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Internationally its seems almost certain that big cities are seen as less representative than country towns in Australia.

The reality is that metros of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane/Gold Coast account for more 1/2 the countries population, and the majority of people will be quick to point out that in terms of people, the cities are more representative of the population.
Australia has been a predominantly urban nation for a long time (albeit most of our urban population lives in pretty quiet suburbs, so it might be more accurate to call us suburban) and is today one of the most urban.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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No one city is representative of the UK as a whole - to claim otherwise is silly. London might be the first city people think of when they picture the UK, but that doesn't mean London accurately represents the rest of the UK.

The majority of British people live in towns and cities - so I would say urban areas are more accurate at representing the UK as a whole, compared to rural areas, but I'd say London is by far more liberal than any other major UK city.

45% of the UK's population reside in urban areas with more than 300,000 people - which just about includes all of the UK's biggest cities. As urban areas continue to grow, that percentage will certainly increase more. 58% live in the 70 largest urban areas - which ranges from Worcester - population 101,65, to London - population 9,787,426.

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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No one city is representative of the UK as a whole - to claim otherwise is silly. London might be the first city people think of when they picture the UK, but that doesn't mean London accurately represents the rest of the UK.

The majority of British people live in towns and cities - so I would say urban areas are more accurate at representing the UK as a whole, compared to rural areas, but I'd say London is by far more liberal than any other major UK city.

45% of the UK's population reside in urban areas with more than 300,000 people - which just about includes all of the UK's biggest cities. As urban areas continue to grow, that percentage will certainly increase more. 58% live in the 70 largest urban areas - which ranges from Worcester - population 101,65, to London - population 9,787,426.
Actually Paris as well,lol.Most people think of Paris whenever they picture France.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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I think NYC is not representative of the rest of the USA. If one visits NYC one really doesn't know what life is like in other parts of the USA.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Canada
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People definitely do not view Toronto as being representative of Canada, but then again we don't view small towns as being representative either because we see ourselves as a culturally regionalised federation that does not have anywhere that could be "Anytown, Canada". Ontario comes closest, but the other provinces have always somewhat rebelled against the Ontarian reality = the Canadian reality. The truth does not really match the self image, but this is how we think about ourselves.
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