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Introduction

Rural development statistics


Rural development statistics aim to measure economic, social and environmental issues related to rural areas. They give an insight into the specific features of the regions (NUTS3) in the light of their rural/urban types.


More detail on this typology can be found in the 'Methodology' section.


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Rural development statistics may answer questions such as:
  • Is the unemployment risk higher in rural areas?
  • Is the ageing of population more pronounced in rural areas?
  • Which are the more important sectors in rural areas?

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Updated urban-rural typology: integration of NUTS 2010 and the latest population grid - Number 16/2013

The Urban-rural typology classifies the NUTS-3 regions of the European Union (EU) into three different categories. The typology has been updated to take into account o.a. the changes in the classification of the European regions (NUTS).
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Last update 05.12.2012