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Urban Audit Data collections

  • Urban Audit 2011 data collection

The results of the 2011 data collection are being collected. 


  • Urban Audit 2009 data collection

The results of the 2009 data collection have been published. There were small changes to the lists of variables and cities compared to 2006. 329 variables are collected for 323 European Union cities and 47 cities in Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Croatia.


  • Urban Audit 2006/2007 data collection

The second full-scale data collection for Urban Audit started in 2006 and was completed in 2007. It involved 321 European cities in the 27 countries of the European Union along with 36 additional cities in Norway, Switserland and Turkey.

The basic philosophy was to deviate as little as possible from the concepts used in the 2003/2004 collection. However, in some cases, changes were made with the aim of improving comparability, data availability and quality. New policy needs also required changes to be made.

The list of variables was revised and 93 new variables were introduced. The revised list of variables contains 338 items.


  • Urban Audit 2003/2004 data collection

After a "pilot"- in 1999, the first full-scale European Urban Audit took place in 2003 for the then 15 countries of the European Union. In 2004, the project was extended to the 10 new Member States plus Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey (25 EU countries).

For the 2003/2004 data collection exercise, 336 variables were collected, covering most aspects of urban life. From the 336 variables, about 270 derived indicators were calculated by Eurostat.


The following domains are covered by the Urban Audit dataset:

1. Demography 4. Civic involvement 7. Travel and transport
1.1 Population 4.1 Civic involvement 7.1 Travel patterns
1.2 Nationality 4.2 Local administration
1.3 Household structure 8. Information Society
5. Training and training provision 8.1 Users and infrastructure
2. Social aspects 5.1 Education and training provision 8.2 Local e-government
2.1 Housing 5.2 Educational qualifications 8.3 ICT sector
2.2 Health
2.3 Crime 6. Environment 9. Culture and recreation 
6.1 Climate / Geography 9.1 Culture and recreation
3. Economic aspects 6.2 Air quality and noise 9.2 Tourism   
3.1 Labour market 6.3 Water  
3.2 Economic activity 6.4 Waste management
3.3 Income disparities / Poverty 6.5 Land use

Last update 06.02.2013