This factsheet compares Edinburgh to the five most similar European cities in size and industrial structure. These are: Geneva (Switzerland), Utrecht (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Wiesbaden (Germany) and Aix-en-Provence (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 Edinburgh to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Edinburgh is a medium-sized city with a particularly large business services sector.
Edinburgh has a significantly highly skilled population, ranking 10th out of all European cities looked at. It ranks highly for jobs, but it’s productivity (GVA per worker) is comparatively low. All other cities in this group rank within the top 55 of out of 330 cities on this indicator.
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