News archive - Eurostat regional yearbook 2020: Regional diversity in the EU –how does your region fare?

What is the share of young and old people in the regions of the European Union(EU)? Is the risk of poverty in my region higher or lower than elsewhere in the EU? Which region has the largest economy? Which region invests most in research and innovation? How do people in my region use the internet?

National figures alone are not sufficient to give the full picture of the territorial and socio-economic developments taking place at a detailed level within the EU. Comparing data at a regional or subnational level is therefore often more meaningful and helps to increase the understanding of the diversity that exists within Member States and across the EU as a whole.In particular, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to an increased demand for subnational data to support statistical analysis at regional and local level. Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, issued the 2020 edition of the publication Eurostat regional yearbook, which provides a statistical overview of the regions of the EU across a broad range of subjects: population, health, education, the labour market, living conditions, the economy, business, research and innovation, digital society, tourism, transport, the environmentand agriculture.

This year’s edition includes new additional chapters: one on statistics related to living conditions, which can be used to analyse progress with respect to the European Pillar of Social Rights, and the other on the environment and natural resources, which helps to assess developments in relation to the European Green Deal. The publication includes statistics for the 240 regions in the EU at level2 of NUTS (classification of territorial units for statistics) and, for some indicators, the 1169 regions at the more detailed level3. Data are available for all 27 Member States of the EU, the United Kingdom, and, where possible, for statistical regions of the EFTA and candidate countries.

Eurostat regional yearbook — 2020 edition:

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Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Admin on September 27, 2020
Modified on September 27, 2020