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Urban rate (the % of population living in urban areas) is a rather common demographic indicator, at nation-level resolution. I'm trying to locate sub-national urban rate data (NUTS level 2 to be precise)

The raw data is accessible more or less in country census data, yet appears in a plethora of languages and sources.

So if anyone knows of a source for urban rates, I would appreciate it.

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have you tried looking at eurostat? epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/statistics/… –  nickves Jul 2 '13 at 9:27
    
Indeed I have, urban rates are not featured –  HDunn Jul 2 '13 at 9:30
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If EuroStat don't have you are probably out of luck - no one else collects Europe wide datasets, so you'll need to calculate it for each of the 28 EU countries. –  iant Jul 2 '13 at 9:54
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One more source of disaggregated European population data: http://www.efgs.info/data/geostat/open-data/AIT_Grid_ETRS89-LAEA_1K_POP_EU27_2006.7z/view

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Yes, I have come across this population map, and is indeed what I used for my needs, though I dispute their sampling technique. –  HDunn Sep 3 '13 at 7:06
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I haven't found anything so specific but there is the Population density disaggregated with Corine land cover 2000 dataset which:

values correspond to density in inhabitants/km2. to obtain the estimated population in a polygon, divide the sum of pixel values by 100.

If you have the lvl2 polygons I think you should be able to extract what you need enter image description here

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See an overview there: maratlas.discomap.eea.europa.eu/arcgis/rest/services/Maratlas/… –  julien Aug 31 '13 at 20:58
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