This factsheet compares Coventry with the five most similar European cities by size and industrial structure. These are: Orléans (France), Strasbourg (France), Tours (France), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Rouen (France)
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 Coventry to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
The cities in this group are medium sized and have a fairly balanced public sector and private services sector, with a slightly smaller business services sector.
Coventry performs particularly well in its group for patents (innovation) and employment. However it is less productive, and has a higher share of low-skilled people than its European counterparts.
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