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Eurostat Regional Statistics Visualization

Based on NCVA/NComVA HMTL5 visualization tool

Eurostat IntroductionEC countries experience a growing interest in regional development. The performance of regional economies and the effectiveness of regional policy help determine a nation’s growth and shape the measure of well-being across countries. For the past years Eurostat has been studying regional disparities and regional economic growth in its member countries in order to evaluate innovative strategies for development and spread successful policies. This interest has generated new demand for sound statistical information at the sub-national level on factors that are important to enhance economic growth and living conditions.

Eurostatthe statistical office of the EU — has the role of informing the public about important developments in the EU and within important European policy frameworks. In this overall framework, Eurostat provides interactive statistical visual analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or important economic, social or environmental phenomena.

The red arrow highlights "In the Spotlight" pointing to our visualization. Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy are also presented using our visualization  -  focusing on statistics related to the Europe 2020 strategy, showing the longer-term trends as described by the headline indicators of the strategy together with other relevant statistical data which enable an understanding of the driving forces behind the headline indicators.

Eurostat samples

We introduce two interactive visualization tools jointly developed by Eurostat and NComVA with visualization technique originating from NComVA and NCVA.

The first to0l contains statistical data for 270 European regions at NUTS2 level and almost 2000  NUTS3 regions grouped into different statistical domains. Using the interactive map, individual regions can be selected while different visualisation methods allow the comparison and analysis of regional data in a user-friendly analytical way. The animated timeline shows how regions have performed over time.

The Eurostat tool is available at: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/RSI/

Eurostat NUTS2 Fertility

Figure: Map and Distribution Plot showing Unemployment Rates for 270 NUTS2 regions. Andalucia (Spain) 34,6%,Dytiki Makedonia (Greece) and Reunion (France) represents the highest unemployment rates in Europe 2012.

Regional Statistics Illustrated feature more than 50 indicators at NUTS2 level for 10 statistical domains. You can select the domains from the drop-down list in the top right corner. For each domain, there are domainspecific as well as some other indicators (e.g. GDP) for comparison purposes. Labour market is set as the default domain when loading the dashboard. You can browse back to the Eurostat pages through the navigation links at the top left of the page.

Distribution Plot is an excellent statistical visualization method when applied to regional statistics  

EU Dist Plot
The Distribution Plot is an innovative variation of the box plot visualization method. It is similar to a vertical bar chart but it excels at showing how data items that belong to a cluster are distributed according to an indicator. Each cluster is here represented as one row of dots (NUTS2 Regions), and these dots are a representation of each data item (EU country) belonging to this cluster. NUTS2 statistics data are group by the country. This visualization method is based on the premise that each data item belongs to a cluster. It is a good way to visualize the differences within a cluster; showing the minimum, maximum and mean value as well as the interval of the values in the cluster. Use the scroll bar on the top to "zoom" in on interesting areas.
EU NUTS2 map coordinated with dist plot
The distribution and range of regional values shows the extent of regional disparities across countries in Europe.
When clicking on any of the regions represented as dots,the name of the region and the value is shown AND the region is highlighted in the map. The figure shows "Fertility Rates" in a coordinated, linked map and distribution plot highlighting region Wien (Austria). The indicator can be changed in the selection box on top.
European Statistics at NUTS3 regional level

regional values shows the 

EU Nuts3 migration



European 2020 Statistics at national level

Europe 2020

This second tool and web site was also created with NComVA/NCVA HTML5 GAV HTML5 tools - see picture and open the web site at:
Learn more about the visualization tools used in this NComVA/NCVA dashboard application at:
An oveview of available Eurostat visualization tools:

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Last updated: 2016-03-23