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An introduction to the database of Eurostat

The link to the website is: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

General information

Eurostat is published by the European Commission and is the official provider of EU statistics. Here you can find some ready-made tables, based on Eurostat data.  A good start point is the Eurostat-quiz.

A video introduction to the database of Eurostat


Find statistical data

To help you explore the website,  follow these steps.

Go to the database of Eurostat (homepage > Data > Database)

In order to find what you are looking for there are several search options in the left panel. You can search in the navigation tree, browse by theme, search by a keyword or by A-Z-statistics. 


Working with Eurostat tables

When you have found a table the window will look like this:


Note that you have several options.

You can choose another table within the same field (for example: sex) by clicking on the bar above the table.

You can also get some information about the table.

You can print or download the table to a spreadsheet.

To format the table: press "Select Data" and a new window opens:



By choosing and changing TIME, GEO, etc. (and remembering to "update" after each change) you can make your own table to fit your requirements.

- You can often go back in time.

- Select 'all' if you want to make a graph in a spreadsheet.

- Select 1960/1970/1980/1990 etc if you want to create a table overview of the development of an indicator.

- There is also the option to print or download the new table that has been created.