How do I access Eurostat data?

The majority of Eurostat’s statistics may be accessed from the data navigation tree; alternatively, click on ‘Data > Database’ in the top menu bar of most webpages on the Eurostat website. The data navigation tree is based on the nine statistical themes presented above and is collapsible and expandable.

How can I download data from Eurostat?


  1. Downloading a dataset from the navigation tree (under ALL DATA)
  2. Downloading dataset from the data visualisation page. Immediate download. Download in other formats and / or with options. Data tab. Data structure tab. Code lists tab.

Is Eurostat a database?

‘Database’ contains the full range of data publicly available at Eurostat. They are presented in multi-dimensional tables with various selection features and export formats. Both branches are organised according to nine statistical themes.

How do I cite Eurostat database?

Some organisations provide guidance for formatting citations, but if no information is given then it is best to at least include:

  1. author (or organisation)
  2. publisher (or organisation)
  3. date of publication.
  4. title (or a brief description if the dataset doesn’t have a title)
  5. URL or DOI.

Is Eurostat a reliable source?

Eurostat and its partners in the ESS aim to provide relevant, impartial, reliable and comparable statistical data. Indeed, access to high-quality statistics and Eurostat’s obligation for trustworthiness is enshrined in law.

What is a macro data?

Macrodata is data derived from microdata by statistics on groups or aggregates, such as counts, means, or frequencies. (Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata, Software and Standards Management Branch, Systems Support Division, United States Bureau of the Census, Washington D.C., August 1998, Section 3.4.

How do I download a dataset?

If you want to download datasets that are used in projects, you can follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to your project and click File > Open.
  2. Navigate to the folder where the datasets are stored.
  3. Select the datasets you need and click Download.

What is EU database?

EU institutions produce thousands of documents at various stages of the decision making process. The availability of EU documents is regulated by the right of public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (EU regulation No 1049/2001).

What does Eurostat stand for?


Acronym Definition
EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Communities

What is Eurostat statistic?

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union, responsible for publishing high-quality Europe-wide statistics and indicators that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

What is the purpose of Eurostat?

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union (EU), situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the EU with statistics at a European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

What is the difference between micro data and macro data?

On a very basic level, there are two types of data: macro data, which is valuable on a big-picture level but isn’t really person-specific, and micro-data, which is person-specific. It may not translate to a larger scope directly, but collectively becomes part of a macro-data point.

When was Eurostat assigned specific tasks by the EC?

In addition, Eurostat has been assigned specific tasks by Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2009 of 25 May 2009 on the application of the Protocol on the excessive deficit procedure annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community ( 5).

Who is the Director General of European statistics?

With regard to European statistics, the Director-General of Eurostat shall have sole responsibility for deciding on processes, statistical methods, standards and procedures, or on the content and timing of statistical releases, in accordance with the European statistical programme and the annual work programme.

What is the legal framework for European statistics?

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics ( 1) provides the basic legal framework for European statistics.