Regional Business Demography
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Latest update: December 2018.

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The Regional Business Demography Database covers indicators of firm activity at the subnational level which spans across the regions of 27 OECD countries, with two separate datasets one for employer and the other for all firms, including non-employer firms. The indicators present a set of demographic events which follow the methodology outlined in the OECD/Eurostat Manual (2007).

The data collection is undertaken by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism (CFE).

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Regional Business DemographyContact person/organisation

For any question or comment, please write to: RegionStat@oecd.org

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The Regional Business Demography Database covers indicators of firm activity at the subnational level which spans across the regions of 27 OECD countries, with two separate datasets one for employer and the other for all firms, including non-employer firms. The indicators present a set of demographic events which follow the methodology outlined in the OECD/Eurostat Manual (2007).

The data collection is undertaken by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism (CFE).

The Geography of Firm Dynamics: Measuring Business Demography for Regional Development (report)http://www.oecd.org/fr/publications/the-geography-of-firm-dynamics-9789264286764-en.htmEurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statisticshttp://www.oecd.org/std/business-stats/eurostat-oecdmanualonbusinessdemographystatistics.htm
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Latest update: December 2018.

Geographic coverage

OECD countries: Large regions ; Small regions (Predominantly urban, rural and intermediate regions) ; Non-OECD member countries: Large regions

The OECD has classified two levels of geographic units within each member country: large regions (Territorial level 2 or TL2) composed by 398 regions, and small regions (Territorial Level 3 or TL3) composed by more than 2 241 small regions. TL3 regions are further classified as predominantly urban (PU), predominantly rural (PR) and intermediate (IN). All the territorial units are defined within national borders, and each TL3 region is contained in one TL2 region, with the exception of the United States. National values have been computed based on regional estimates. For this reason, it is possible that in some cases these values differ from national statistics.

Regions of OECD member countrieshttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=cebce94d-9474-4ffc-b72a-d731fbdb75b9