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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?… – nickves Jul 2 '13 at 9:27
Indeed I have, urban rates are not featured – HDunn Jul 2 '13 at 9:30
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:

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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

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:… – julien Aug 31 '13 at 20:58

some other potential sources. lanscan

and GPW v3

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