Barcelona City Profile

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia situated in the north-east of Spain, and has a population of 1.5 million. The economic structure of Barcelona is characterised by a pre-eminence of the service sector. Barcelona has a high concentration of high added value activities, based on information and telecommunication technologies. Greater Barcelona maintains an important industrial base focusing mainly on the metallurgical industry and the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. The city is divided into 10 districts. The city council has offices throughout the city with every district represented by a ‘Juntas Municipales de Distrito’ responsible for a range of public services. The seat of the regional government is also located in Barcelona. Barcelona is part of a Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) of over 4.8 million inhabitants.

CITY AND LUZ LEVEL

CITY QUINTILES
Comparison with UA cities
LUZ
Low High
INDICATORS YEAR SCORE 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st CASES YEAR SCORE Ratio City:LUZ
DEMOGRAPHY
Total resident population 2004 1,578,546 342 2004 4,233,638 1:2.68
Total annual population change over 5 yrs. 2004 1% 247
Percentage of households that are 1-person households 2001 26% 297
Percentage of households that are lone-parent households 2001 36% 273
Average size of households 2004 2.50 173 2004 2.70 1:1.08
SOCIAL ASPECTS
Average price per m2 for an apartment
Average price per m2 for a house 2001 €2,500 166
Percentage of households living in owned dwellings 2001 68% 305
Percentage of households living in social housing
Average living area in m2 per person 2001 32 229
Number of recorded crimes per 1,000 population 2004 34.71 223
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Unemployment rate 2004 12% 159 2004 12% 1:1.01
Unemployment rate – female 2004 15% 147 2004 16% 1:1.09
Employment rate 2004 63% 157
Activity rate 2004 71% 182 2004 70% 1:0.99
GDP per head (€) 2004 €80,894 148
Median disposable annual household income(€) 2004 €15,537 118 2004 €14,075 1:0.91
Percentage of households receiving less than half of the national average household income
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Percentage of registered electorate voting in city elections 2004 59% 193
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
No. of children aged 0-4 in day care per 1,000 children 0-4 2004 611 142 2004 570 1:0.93
% of working age population with only primary education 2004 0% 155 2004 0% 1:1.23
% of working age population with tertiary education 2001 0% 185
ENVIRONMENT
Summer Smog: No. of days ozone (O3) exceeds 120µg/m3 2004 3 212
Number of days PM10 concentrations exceed 50 µg/m3 2004 66 235
Amount of solid waste collected (domestic and commercial) – tonnes per capita per annum 2004 0.58 237
Percentage of solid waste processed by landfill 2004 57% 213
Green space to which the public has access (m2 per capita) 2004 4 185
Population density (residents per km2) 2004 15,770 265 2004 2,356 1:0.15
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
Percentage of journeys to work by car 2004 32% 108 2004 72% 1:2.27
Average time of journey to work (mins.) 2004 27 107 2004 24 1:0.91

SUB CITY LEVEL

63 SUB-CITY DISTRICTS Average Population: 23894 Comparison of Sub-City Districts
INDICATORS YEAR LOWEST CITY SCORE HIGHEST RATIO Lowest:Highest
DEMOGRAPHY
Percentage of total population aged 0-4 2001 3% 4% 6% 1:1.77
Percentage of households that are 1-person households
Percentage of households that are lone-parent households
Percentage of households that are lone-pensioner households
Average size of households
SOCIAL ASPECTS
Proportion of dwellings lacking basic amenities
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Unemployment rate 1991 8% 15% 26% 1:3.04
Percentage of unemployed who are under age 25
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
% of working age population with only primary education
% of working age population with secondary education
% of working age population with tertiary education
ENVIRONMENT
Population density (residents per km2)

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