- Expand/Collapse Overview
- Food Price Monitoring
- Income and consumption: social surveys and national accounts
- Income, consumption and wealth
- Income inequality and poverty indicators
- Labour market transitions
- Multinational enterprise groups and their structure
- Quarterly registrations and bankruptcies
- Services Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (STEC)
- World heritage sites
Why statistics on UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
Statistics on UNESCO World Heritage Sites (online visits on Wikipedia) are taken as a measure of popularity of the sites or a measure of ‘cultural consumption’ of world heritage. They are relevant to, for example, culture statistics and regional statistics. Possible analyses are, for example, the comparison between the several sites (e.g. Taj Mahal is the most popular site in the English Wikipedia) and the evolution over time.
Why are they published as experimental statistics?
These statistics are published as experimental statistics because they result from a big data project using Wikipedia as a source.
How are these experimental statistics produced?
Page views of Wikipedia articles focusing on around 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites have been analysed. One or more Wikipedia articles (in 31 language versions) is associated to each site and the total number of page views is taken as a measure of popularity of the sites.
Wikipedia provides insights on topics completely uncovered so far by traditional sources and provides a good level of detail of the data. This source also presents very high temporal detail (hourly data) and potential for timeliness (around 5 hours) which have not been explored.
Access the statistics
To help Eurostat improve these experimental statistics, users and researchers are kindly invited to give us their feedback:
- What have you used this data for? What do you think is the main added value?
- Are there other domains, besides world heritage sites, which would be interesting to explore with this data source?
- Is online activity only in Wikipedia sufficient enough to produce some relevant statistics