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Table 1 Summary of spatial units used for neighbourhood selection in each city

From: Characterisation of the natural environment: quantitative indicators across Europe

Study area Stoke-on-Trent Barcelona Kaunas Doetinchem
Study area population 363,421 (year 2010) 1,631,259 (year 2011) 319,213 (year 2011) 56,247 (year 2012)
Adult population 214,194 (aged 16–59) 1,169,445 (aged 20–74) 227,578 (aged 19–65) 33,491 (aged 20–65)
Study area size (km2) 304.41 102.16 155.98 79.64
Population density (per km2) 1193.85 15,967.69 2046.50 706.27
Spatial unit LSOA Census areas Voting districts Neighbourhoods
Count of spatial units 241 1061 116 83
Mean population 1508 1537.5 3400 670
Min. population 1024 466 684 0
Max.population 4200 7291 6767 4410
SD 264 419.4 780 830
Spatial unit size (km2)
 Mean size 1.26 0.11 1.34 0.96
 Min size 0.13 0.011 0.09 0.09
 Max size 42.90 14.28 8.58 7.36
 SD 4.22 0.64 1.85 1.22
Spatial unit pop density (per km2)
 Mean density 3360.73 42,832.30 8695.04 1986.42
 Min density 35.26 79.46 211.19 6.00
 Max density 10,302.4 140,572.26 34,371.59 8068.00
 SD 1996.52 22,856.28 7932.57 2156.86
Local natural environment data
 Data source(s) Stoke-on-Trent City Council Green Space Audit 2012
OS MasterMap Topographic layer
Mapa Ecològic de Barcelona (3a edició)
Topogràfic updated 2011
Inventory of green areas of Kaunas city (Kaunas city administration)—applied to Urban Atlas boundaries—as at 2012 Top10Vector (state mapping agency) 2006
Resolution or smallest unit 1:1250 1:800, 1:5000 2500 m2 1:5000