This factsheet compares Stoke to the five most similar European cities in size and industrial structure. These are: Mulhouse (France) Bochum (Germany) Szczecin (Poland) Thessaloniki (Greece) Bielefeld (Germany)
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 Stoke to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Stoke has a relative large private services sector and public services sector, with slightly smaller manufacturing and business services sectors.
Stoke tends to rank in the middle of the group in many of the indicators, performing well on employment rate. But it also has a relatively high proportion of low skilled people relative to the group.
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