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City Statistics Illustrated is based on data collected by Eurostat in the Urban Audit and in the Large City Audit project.
All data refer to the Urban Audit core cities (except London) and the reference year 2012. Cases in which data from previous reference years up to 2008 have been used are marked with a footnote. Date of extraction from the Eurostat database: 04.08.2014
The size of the circles on the main map represents the population size of the core cities according to the following 6 classes:
<= 100 000
100 000 - 250 000
250 000 - 500 000
500 000 - 1 000 000
1 000 000- 3 000 000
> 3 000 000
The full list of 187 variables and 63 indicators and the entire time series is available in the Eurostat online database
(search for codes starting with urb_).
For methodological information, please see the Urban Audit metadata file
Predominantly urban regions (rural population: <20 % of the total population)
Intermediate regions (rural population: 20–50 % of the total population)
Predominantly rural regions(rural population: >50 % of the total population)
Data not available
Please note that for Ireland Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovenia, data is not available for all three types of NUTS 3 regions (predominantly urban, intermediate, predominantly rural):
- Ireland only has regions classified as predominantly urban and predominantly rural.
- Cyprus and Luxembourg only have one region each which is classified as intermediate.
- Malta only has regions classified as predominantly urban.
- Slovenia only has regions classified as intermediate or predominantly rural.
Missing data for any of the other EU countries is due to a lack of available or reliable data for a certain type of region or reference year.