Calculates the utilisation rate of premises in an attempt to maximise use. G.U.R. = G.U.R. X S.U.R. = [(number of instructional periods taught/theoretical number of periods) x (average number of pupils per class/classroom capacity)] x 100. The overall utilisation rate (OUR) combines both the time utilisation rate and the space utilisation rate The higher the rate, the greater the utilisation of the premises.
If the school-age population moves closer to the city center and to employment centers (reverse sprawl movement), due to increasing gas price, centrally located schools will experience rapid enrollment growth and a pressing need for capacity expansion, while schools located in the periphery will tend to have a lower-than-one utilization rate (Delmelle, Thill, Peeters and Thomas, 2014: 24).