Data content

Data groups and their variables

The Grid Database consists of basic grid information and eight data groups. The basic grid information attaches the statistical data to the map.

The Grid Database 2021 contains the following data groups (Statistical reference points of time in parenthesis) and grid identification data:

Population structure (31 December 2020)
  • Inhabitants
  • Females
  • Males
  • Average age of inhabitants
  • 0–2 years
  • 3–6 years
  • 7–12 years
  • 13–15 years
  • 16–17 years
  • 18–19 years
  • 20–24 years
  • 25–29 years
  • 30–34 years
  • 35–39 years
  • 40–44 years
  • 45–49 years
  • 50–54 years
  • 55–59 years
  • 60–64 years
  • 65–69 years
  • 70–74 years
  • 75–79 years
  • 80–84 years
  • 85 years –
Educational structure of population (31 December 2020)
  • Aged 18 or over, total
  • Basic level studies
  • With education, total
  • Matriculation examination
  • Vocational diploma
  • Academic degree - Lower level university degree
  • Academic degree - Higher level university degree
Inhabitants' disposable monetary income (31 December 2019)
  • Aged 18 or over, total
  • Average income of inhabitants
  • Median income of inhabitants
  • Lowest income category
  • Middle income category
  • Highest income category
  • Accumulated purchasing power of inhabitants
Size and stage in life of households (31 December 2020)
  • Households, total
  • Average size of households
  • Occupancy rate
  • One–person households
  • Young one–person households (–34 years)
  • Young couples without children (–34 years)
  • Households with children (0–17 years)
  • Households with small children (-3 years)
  • Households with children under school age (-7 years)
  • Households with school-aged children (7–12 years)
  • Households with teenagers (13–17 years)
  • One–parent households with children
  • Adult households (18–64 years)
  • Pensioner households (65 years –)
  • Households living in owner-occupied dwellings
  • Households living in rental and right of occupancy dwellings
  • Households living in other dwellings
Households' disposable monetary income (31 December 2019)
  • Income recipient households, total
  • Average income of households
  • Median income of households
  • Lowest income category
  • Middle income category
  • Highest income category
  • Average purchasing power of households
  • Accumulated purchasing power of households
Buildings and dwellings (31 December 2020)
  • Free-time residences, total
  • Buildings, total
  • Other buildings
  • Residential buildings
  • Dwellings
  • Average floor area
  • Dwellings in small houses
  • Dwellings in blocks of flats
  • Other dwellings
Workplaces (31 December 2019)
  • Workplaces, total
  • Primary production
  • Processing
  • Services
  • A  Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • B  Mining and quarrying
  • C  Manufacturing
  • D  Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  • E   Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • F   Construction
  • G  Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • H  Transportation and storage
  • I    Accommodation and food service activities
  • J   Information and communication
  • K  Financial and insurance activities
  • L   Real estate activities
  • M  Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • N  Administrative and support service activities
  • O  Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • P   Education
  • Q  Human health and social work activities
  • R  Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • S   Other service activities
  • T   Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use
  • U  Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
  • X  Industry unknown
Main type of activity (31 December 2019)
  • Inhabitants
  • Aged 18 or over, total
  • Employed
  • Unemployed
  • Children aged 0-14
  • Students
  • Pensioners
  • Others (outside the labour force)
Grid identification data (1 January 2021)
  • Municipality code
  • X coordinate in the lower left-hand corner of the grid
  • Y coordinate in the lower left-hand corner of the grid
  • Grid code in Inspire format
  • Grid code in national format

The data groups and their variables are described in detail in the User Manual. The summary tables contain information on the number of grids and the distribution of variables in the different data groups, as well as the number of data-protected grids.

Changes in the data content

The statistics on buildings and dwellings have adopted the Classification of Buildings 2018 which affects the definitions of variables in the Buildings and dwellings (RA) data group. In addition, the variable “Dwellings” includes now all dwellings instead of dwellings located in residential buildings only, and a new variable, “Other dwellings”, has been added to the data group. The changes are described in more detail in the Grid Database User Manual (pdf).

The protection of the Population structure (HE) data group has been changed. The data is now protected if there are less than three habitants over the age of 18 years in the grid.

Changes made in previous years are described in the Grid Database User Manual (pdf).

Data protection

The data in the Grid Database is protected. Data protection is identical for the 250 m, 1 km and 5 km grid squares. Although the data in the grid square are protected, the sum of the total population is given (e.g. total number of households, total number of workplaces).

The data protection for each variable can be found in the User Manual.

Demo material

You can acquaint yourself with the Grid Database by ordering demo material containing data of a small area (statistical reference points of time 2015-2016). Place your order by email.

Last updated 29 Nov 2021