This factsheet shows how Cardiff compares to the five most similar European city by size and industrial structure. These are: Strasbourg (France), Århus (Denmark), Münster (Germany), Orléans (France) and Alicante (Spain)
Comparing cities in this way helps us to understand more about how well UK cities are competing on an international scale because it groups cities with similar industrial structures, rather than on their resulting economic performance. The factsheet also compares the relative strengths and weaknesses of Cardiff to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Cardiff and its similar cities are medium-sized with an even spread of public, private and business services sectors.
Cardiff is among the most highly skilled of its group, but also has one of the highest proportions of low skilled people. It has a high number of total jobs, ranking in the top 100 overall, but it is the lowest in its group for productivity (GVA per worker).
This option generates a factsheet of all the available data for one UK city and the five most similar cities based on population size and industrial structure. From here you can explore the rest of the tool to create charts and tables based on the city selection.
This option will take you to the main data tool and allows you to create bar charts, scatter plots and tables for the full dataset of 330 European cities, or any selection of cities you choose.Go to the European Cities Data Tool