As part of Competing with the Continent, a report which looks at how UK cities compare to cities across Europe, this interactive data tool offers a full city-by-city comparison of the 330 European and UK cities analysed.
In the tool you can find city by city factsheets whereby UK cities are compared to the five most similar cities in terms of their size and industrial structure. This means you can explore how relatively similar cities compare in terms of productivity, numbers of businesses, employment rates and more.
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
This report and data tool bring together economic data from 330 cities from across 17 European countries. This tool lets you explore all the data collected, comparing cities all over Europe by population, jobs, business, skills and industry. Cities from the UK are also shown against the five most similar European cities by size and industrial structure, to better understand their economic performance.Go to full report
*UK Cities are defined based on the Primary Urban Area definition used by Centre for Cities throughout its work. You can find more information about UK Primary Urban Areas here. The European cities use the Eurostat Urban Audit definition.