Snapshot of the city’s neighbourhoods

An update from the city’s District and Neighbourhood Observatory has been published. The report covers numerous statistical and opinion indicators on different issues in the city and offers a snapshot of Barcelona’s social reality.

Each document offers general data relating to population, economic activity, work, housing, facilities and transport, as well as more specific data, such as the number of fountains, Wi-Fi access points and children’s parks, in Barcelona’s 10 districts and 73 neighbourhoods. In all, the report offers 162 different indicators relating to districts, and 86 relating to neighbourhoods.

The report is a useful tool for monitoring and studying internal diversity in Barcelona. For example, it shows that the neighbourhood with the highest figures in the city in terms of ageing is Montbau, quadrupling the figure for Torre Baró, with the youngest population. As for the labour market, the neighbourhood of La Marina del Prat Vermell – Zona Franca has the highest unemployment among people of working age, the figure topping 16%, while Vallvidrera, el Tibidabo i les Planes is at the other end of the spectrum, with just 3% out of work.

The District and Neighbourhood Observatory, run every year by the Statistics Department at the Technical Programming Office, can be accessed by the public and allows users to download any of the 83 studies it offers.