The Urban Audit is a European Commission sponsored project to provide reliable and comparative information on selected urban areas, described as cities. The project has the following objectives:
Provide comparable statistics in order to identify policy priorities.
Allow benchmarking at the European level.
Identify cities which act as an engine of growth for their region.
Provide descriptive information on inner cities structures and on hinterland regions.
The Urban Audit was first set up in the 1990s as a pilot project, in a cooperative action between Eurostat and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio). Since then the data collected has become a significant source of information for important policy decisions by the European Union.
Provides a brief background of the Urban Audit project
Collecting data mainly for reference period 2011
Collecting data mainly for reference period 2008
Collecting data mainly for reference period 2004
Contact for further enquires: UrbanAudit@ons.gsi.gov.uk