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1 Territorial indicators for policy purposes: NUTS regions and beyond Territorial Diversity and Networks Szeged, September 2016 Teodora Brandmuller Regional statistics and geographical information unit, Eurostat Eurostat

2 European Statistics meet the needs of users Policies Cohesion policy Rural development Urban agenda Sustainable Development Goals Target areas NUTS level 2 regions Rural areas Cities

3 Cohesion Policy Funding Eurostat

4 Regional statistics by NUTS regions Population Health Economy Education Labour market Structural business statistics Research and innovation Income and living conditions Digital economy and society Tourism Transport Agriculture Eurostat What's new? Population projections Timeliness: T+12 months, ESA 2010 Business demography Improved coverage at NUTS level 2

5 Projected percentage change of the population, by NUTS 3 regions, Source: Eurostat regional yearbook

6 I/#?vis=nuts2.labourmarket&lang=en 6

7 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 7

8 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 8

9 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 9

10 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 10

11 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 11

12 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 12

13 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 13

14 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 14

15 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 15

16 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 16

17 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 17

18 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 18

19 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 19

20 Commuter flows of London 20

21 European Statistics meet the needs of users Policies Cohesion policy Rural development Urban agenda Sustainable Development Goals Target areas NUTS level 2 regions Rural areas Cities 21

22 Learning from the ex-post assessments of the past Source: SPECIAL REPORT No 7/2006 concerning rural development investments: do they effectively address the problems of rural areas? Eurostat 22

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24 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 24

25 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 25

26 Administrative boundaries EuroGeographics 26

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28 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion (%)

29 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cities (%)

30 EU-28 (¹) Greece Bulgaria Belgium Austria Romania Italy United Kingdom Portugal Latvia Ireland Spain Cyprus Estonia Denmark Germany Hungary Malta (²) Croatia Lithuania Slovenia France Netherlands (³) Poland Sweden Finland Luxembourg Slovakia Czech Republic Switzerland (⁵) Norway Iceland 60 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cities (%) Total Cities

31 EU-28 (¹) Greece Bulgaria Belgium Austria Romania Italy United Kingdom Portugal Latvia Ireland Spain Cyprus Estonia Denmark Germany Hungary Malta (²) Croatia Lithuania Slovenia France Netherlands (³) Poland Sweden Finland Luxembourg Slovakia Czech Republic Switzerland (⁵) Norway Iceland 60 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cities, towns and suburbs and rural areas (%) Total Cities Towns and suburbs Rural areas

32 EU-28 (¹) Austria Denmark Belgium United Kingdom Germany France Netherlands (³) Luxembourg Sweden Ireland Finland Czech Republic Slovenia Estonia Portugal Greece Slovakia Cyprus Italy Spain Lithuania Croatia Latvia Hungary Poland Malta (²) Bulgaria Romania Switzerland (⁵) Norway Iceland 60 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cities, towns and suburbs and rural areas (%) Cities Towns and suburbs Rural areas Total

33 EU-28 (¹) Austria Denmark Belgium United Kingdom Germany France Netherlands (³) Luxembourg Sweden Ireland Finland Czech Republic Slovenia Estonia Portugal Greece Slovakia Cyprus Italy Spain Lithuania Croatia Latvia Hungary Poland Malta (²) Bulgaria Romania Switzerland (⁵) Norway Iceland 200 People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in cities, towns and suburbs and rural areas (Country average = 100 %) Cities Towns and suburbs Rural areas

34 European Statistics meet the needs of users Policies Cohesion policy Rural development Urban agenda Sustainable Development Goals Target areas NUTS level 2 regions Rural areas Cities

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36 Regional and urban Policy Goal 11 - Transport target and indicator 11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons Proportion of the population that has convenient access to public transport, disaggregated by age group, sex and persons with disabilities

37 Stockholm: areas and population by access to public transport and its frequency Source: H. Poelman, L. Dijkstra: Measuring access to public transport in European cities, Regional Working Paper 2015 Eurostat

38 Access to public transport Regional and urban Policy

39 Regional and urban Policy

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42 Population grid Population grids from point-based census type microdata will be a unique dataset High quality, official statistics not available from other sources Harmonised, non-administrative, neutral system for European purposes Comparability and time stability ensures manifold use cases 42

43 Policy use cases Territorial impact assessments of EU policies look into the risk of exposure of certain areas/populations to policy options and the potential impacts (e.g. exposure to pollution) Evaluating the exposure to risks and man-made or natural disasters (day- and night-time population) Analysis of access to services and infrastructure

44 Conclusions - NUTS regional statistics based on NUTS are widely used for territorial policies serve as the "backbone" of territorial statistics shall be safeguarded and further improved 44

45 Conclusions and Beyond Functional geographies Labour Market areas Legal recognition of typologies Amendment of NUTS Regulation Integration of statistical and geospatial information Population grids 45 Eurostat

46 For more information Eurostat 46

47 Thank you for your attention! Eurostat

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