Population growth in Danish cities before and after the crisis

The graph below shows the annual population change (%) in Danish cities* summarized into size categories. For each category you can see a column for the annual change from 2006-2008 (before the crisis) and from 2008-2011 (after the crisis). As you can see the attraction of cities of different sized turned around completely, while the growth population living in cities is quite stable across both time periods. Before the crisis small towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants gained relatively more inhabitants. Since, the small towns lost attraction to the ca. 60 bigger towns which have more than 10,000 inhabitants. The pattern is quite clear and really turned around.

* Cities are defined by the Statistics Denmark as continuous settlements which have at least 200 inhabitants. In 2006 there were 1359 cities which are the basis for this graph.

~ by landblend on 21/02/2012.

One Response to “Population growth in Danish cities before and after the crisis”

  1. […] In a current research project we focus on the development of small towns in Denmark. In an earlier post I showed the population dynamics in towns by different size before and after the crisis, showing a […]

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