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Map of the month December 2023: Migration balance 2021 per 1,000 inhabitants

On 18 December 1990, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Since then, 18 December has been International Migrants Day. Therefore, we take a look at the migration situation in Centrope. The map shows the municipality-wise migration balance (= immigrants - emigrants) for the Centrope region in the year 2021, based on the values per 1,000 inhabitants. We can see a positive migration balance (red in the map) in the Vienna-Bratislava region as well as in the southern Vienna region. The Trnavsky kraj shows a slightly negative balance, probably due to the attraction of the Bratislava region. In the Czech republic and in Hungary we can see positive numbers mainly around the larger town whereas the situation in the rest of the Czech part of Centrope is heterogeneous, which may be a result of the small municipality size. The map is available through our geoportal

Chart of the month December

In keeping with the map of the month, we have also taken up the topic of migration for the chart of the month of December (click to enlarge) and present the indexed immigration numbers for the four Centrope countries Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. As the data is available in an annual time series from 2010 onwards, it made sense to index the values of the earliest year to 100 in order to present the immigration numbers for all four countries in a comparable way. While the trend in Austria and Slovakia shows a smaller increase over the years, we only see rising values in the Czech Republic from 2016 after initial declines. Hungary has seen the largest increase, with annual immigration numbers more than tripling since 2010. Data source:


Did you know?

There are three underground networks in the Centrope region. The first underground line was opened in 1896 in Budapest (already electrified, at this time tramcars were still pulled by horses in Vienna!). Today Budapest runs 4 underground lines with 52 stations in total. The second oldest underground network in the Centrope region is Prague's metro which opened in 1974. It consists of 3 lines with 61 stations. The youngest underground network of Centrope is Vienna's underground (opened in 1978) with 5 lines and 89 stations. Slovakia does not have an underground network.

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CentropeMAP/STATISTICS is a cross-border information system and free geoportal of the Austrian Planning Association East (PGO) which gives planners, decision makers, researchers, teachers, students and everyone else interested a better overview of the Centrope region.

CentropeMAP is a geoportal connecting the region by collecting web map services from the partner countries. The services are brought together in a single map viewer and allow the user to experience a cross-border working area with dozens of data layers dealing with all topics which could be of interest for regional planners and similar professions. Layers are coming from the fields of biota, boundaries, elevation, imagery/base maps, inland waters, planning/cadastre, structure, and transportation.

CentropeSTATISTICS is the only available free web tool to visualise cross-border statistical data in its own connected geoportal allowing the user to influence the way of visualisation in multiple ways in the Centrope region. CentropeSTATISTICS can not only create maps, it also serves charts which are interactively created from the data in the cross-border database. For the Czech Republic, CentropeSTATISTICS does not only cover the Centrope county Jihomoravský, but also features data from the counties Vysočina and Jihočesky which are also adjacent or close to the Austrian border.

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