|Source||Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)|
|Release||OECD - Regional Statistics|
The annual release of OECD "Regional Statistics" presents economic statistics collected by the Directorate of Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV). Dataset consists of about 2925 regions in 35 different countries. Annual from 1990.
Statistics are collected through an annual questionnaire sent to the delegates of the Working Party on Territorial Indicators (WPTI), and through access to the websites of National Statistical Offices and Eurostat.
Regions in OECD member countries have been classified according to two territorial levels (TL) to facilitate international comparability. The higher level (territorial level 2) consists of macro-regions, while the lower level (Territorial level 3) is composed of micro-regions. In addition, OECD small regions (Territorial level 3) are classified according to their geography and remoteness into predominantly urban, intermediate, predominantly rural close to a city, and predominantly remote rural regions.