Keyword Groups: Range

local catchment area

A catchment area is the geographical area covered by (and so defined by) a local government or similar administrative body, that in effect defines the range of services. If your service is local but NOT limited by local authority funding you probably want to use “other” – and give more detail in a personal profile?


A locality, at least as will use the term here, means a smaller sub-district within a town or city, usually with some special reasons to be a focus of services, such as area poverty or a concentration of other needs.


A region is essentially an administrative term, rather than a geographical or historical one (though often based closely on historical and cultural ties). By ‘region’ here we propose to mean any range that goes significantly beyond the boundaries of one local authority catchment area.  (It’s hard to come up with a better definition or term; […]