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.


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

  • 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


some other potential sources. http://web.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/ lanscan


http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/gpw-v3/sets/browse GPW v3

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