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Infographic on Urban Europe: My city

About this poster

This poster (only available in English) can be used as a pedagogical tool for exploring City statistics. By filling in the blanks with the values for their own city in this poster, the user's statistical literacy can be improved in two ways: they will become aware of and familiar with Eurostat's database and it will put statistical information into context. Statistical literacy, the ability to understand and interpret statistics, enables individuals to make sense of the complex world we are living in. It starts with an awareness of data sources, associated metadata, data availability and data accessibility when examining statistical claims.

Instructions:

Try to fill in the bubbles with the values for your city. You can use the City statistics database  to look for them.  
The data collection for City statistics started as an initiative to assess the quality of life in European cities. It collects about 160 variables from various domains for about 800 cities and is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database

You didn’t find all the figures for your city?

The City statistics data is provided on a voluntary basis, which leads to varying data availability and some missing values in the datasets.  You can also look for data for your city on the website of your country's National Statistical Institute or try to estimate it by using other data sources (such as statistics by degree of urbanisation or urban-rural typologies) or methods (e.g. small area estimations).