Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2012 and Online Interactive tools launched
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has just published the Regional Yearbook 2012 and an accompanying online interactive tool. Both of these resources allow users to explore statistics relating to key regional development indicators such as population density, employment, R&D spending and other economic factors. Data comes from all 27 EU Member States, as well as, when available, the four EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), the acceding country (Croatia) and three of the candidate countries (Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).
The yearbook contains many separate maps, and so a new online tool has been developed to make viewing of this information in a graphical form more interactive and flexible.
The Eurostat regional yearbook 2012 includes fourteen chapters on economy, population, health, education, labour market, structural business statistics, tourism, information society, agriculture, transport, science, technology & innovation, European cities, coastal regions and territorial typologies.
- Full press release, including examples of information tables: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-12-143_en.htm?locale=en
- Full Yearbook download ( PDF, 10MB, 220 pages): http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-HA-12-001/EN/KS-HA-12-001-EN.PDF
- Interactive online tool: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistical-atlas/gis/viewer/