Complete Indicators List

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Proportion of annual renewable freshwater resources stored in reservoirs in European countries European Environment Agency 2966
Energy Resources 2992
Resource Efficiency Scoreboard Eurostat 3047
Domestic material consumption per capita Eurostat 3048
Landfill rate of waste excluding major mineral wastes Eurostat 3057
Treatment of waste 3058
Generation of waste excluding major mineral wastes Eurostat 3059
Recycling rate of e-waste 3061
Productivity of artificial land Eurostat 3062
Built-up areas Eurostat 3063
Water productivity Eurostat 3064
Total environmental tax revenues as a share of total revenues from taxes and social contributions Eurostat 3065
Common bird index Eurostat 3067
Average carbon dioxide emissions per km from new passenger cars Eurostat 3069
Area under organic farming Eurostat 3070
Urban population exposure to air pollution by particulate matter Eurostat 3071
Gross nutrient balance in agricultural land - nitrogen Eurostat 3074
Gross nutrient balance in agricultural land - phosphorus Eurostat 3075
Built-up areas - percentage Eurostat 3076
Final energy consumption in households by fuel - total petroleum products Eurostat 3084
Eco-Innovation Inputs 3085
Human resources in science and technology (% of active population) Eurostat 3086
Eco-Innovation Activities 3088
Firms having implemented innovation activities aiming at a reduction of material input per unit output Eurostat 3089
Firms having implemented innovation activities aiming at a reduction of energy input per unit output (% of total firms) Eurostat 3090
ISO 14001 registered organisations (per mln population) 3091
Eco-Innovation Outputs 3092
Eco-Innovation related patents (per mln population) 3093
Eco-innovation related academic publications (per mln population) 3094
Eco-innovation related media coverage (per numbers of electronic media) 3095
Resource Efficiency outcomes 3096
GHG emissions intensity (CO2e/GDP) 3098
Socio-Economic outcomes 3099
Exports of products from eco-industries (% of total exports) 3100
Global Innovation Index 3101
Innovation Union Scoreboard European Commission 3102
Green Transition Scoreboard 3103
Global Cleantech Innovation index 3104
Governments environmental and energy R&D appropriations and outlays (% of GDP) Eurostat 3105
Fossil fuel subsidies 3121
Median equivalised net income Eurostat 3127
Ammonia emissions European Environment Agency 604
Biological quality of lakes European Environment Agency 613
Critical load exceedance for nitrogen Eurostat 620
Damages from weather and climate-related events European Environment Agency 623
Distribution of plant species European Environment Agency 626
Ecological Footprint Global Footprint Network 627
Emission of acidifying substances European Environment Agency 631
Emissions of organic matter European Environment Agency 636
Emissions of primary particulates — outlook from LRTAP 641
Energy efficiency and energy consumption in industry European Environment Agency 644
Energy-related emissions of particulate matter European Environment Agency 653
Exceedance of air quality limit values in urban areas Eurostat 655
Exposure of ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone European Environment Agency 658
Forest growth European Environment Agency 670
Freshwater quality Eurostat 680
Fuel prices European Environment Agency 681
Generation and recycling of packaging waste European Environment Agency 683
Global and European temperature European Environment Agency 691
Habitats of European interest European Environment Agency 698
Invasive alien species in Europe European Environment Agency 706
Land cover distribution and change — outlook from MNP 708
Municipal waste generation, total Eurostat 718
Nationally designated areas European Environment Agency 723
Nitrogen oxides emissions European Environment Agency 725
Production and consumption of ozone depleting substances United Nations Environment Programme 746
Public awareness European Environment Agency 751
Soil erosion by water European Environment Agency 770
Soil organic carbon Joint Research Centre 771
Species diversity European Environment Agency 772
Species of European interest European Environment Agency 773
Species interactions European Environment Agency 774
Status of marine fish stocks European Environment Agency 776
Conservation status of habitats by habitat group European Environment Agency 822
Natural disasters linked to climate change 838
At-risk-of-poverty rate, by age group       Eurostat 856
Components of domestic material consumption       Eurostat 864
Domestic material consumption by material Eurostat 870
Ecolabel licenses Eurostat 872
Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), by source sector Eurostat 879
Employment rate, by highest level of education attained   Eurostat 883
Employment rate, by sex, age group 20-64 Eurostat 884
EU Imports from developing countries by group of products Eurostat 2705
EU imports from least-developed countries by group of products Eurostat 889
Greenhouse gas emissions Eurostat 898
GDP per capita (current US$) World Bank 2738
Healthy life years and life expectancy at birth, by sex   Eurostat 903
Household saving rate    Eurostat 904
Inequality of income distribution    Eurostat 909
Long-term unemployment rate, by sex    Eurostat 914
Adjusted net national income per capita (current US$) World Bank 919
Pension expenditure projections (baseline scenario) (for sub-theme public finance sustainability) Eurostat 923
Real effective exchange rate - 37 trading partners Eurostat 936
Resource productivity (GDP/Domestic Material Consumption) Eurostat 938
Self reported unmet need for medical examination or treatment, by income quintile    Eurostat 939
Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption Eurostat 942
Shares of environmental and labour taxes in total tax revenues from taxes and social contributions       Eurostat 943
Total R&D expenditure Eurostat 949
Turnover from innovation Eurostat 951
Volunteering and Intergenerational Solidarity European Parliament 980
People having a long-standing illness or health problem: by sex, age and income quintile Eurostat 990
Arrears (mortgage or rent, utility bills or hire purchase) Eurostat 995
From whom would you get support if you needed help around the house when ill? Eurofound 1001
S80/S20 income quintile share ratio by sex and selected age group Eurostat 1004
Satisfaction with recreational and green areas (under development in SILC 2013) Eurostat 1010
Self-perceived health: Self-perceived health by sex, age and labour status (%) Eurostat 1012
Distribution of population by household type and income group Eurostat 1029
Life expectancy at birth World Health Organization 1042
Long-term unemployment (% of total unemployment) World Bank 2746
Central government debt, total (% of GDP) World Bank 1052
Investment by institutional sectors Eurostat 1057
Price level ratio of PPP conversion factor (GDP) to market exchange rate World Bank 2873
Labour productivity per person employed Eurostat 1066
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Transparency International 1096
Happiness Eurofound 1120
Satisfaction with working conditions European Commission 1135
Group Membership Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1145
Optimism Eurofound 1150
Quality of education system European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 1162
Quality of public transport Eurofound 1349
Quality of social housing services European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 1165
Reading skills Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1168
Satisfaction with social life Eurofound 1177
How would you rate the quality of health services? Social Indicators Research Centre 1182
Skills in mathematics Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1188
Skills in science Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1189
Trust in justice Social Indicators Research Centre 1206
Trust in the police Eurofound 1207
Unemployment rate by sex and age groups - annual average, % Eurostat 1225
Daily calorie supply per capita by source - total Eurostat 1229
Eco-innovation Index Eurostat 1232
Energy dependence Eurostat 1234
Energy productivity (GDP/gross inland energy consumption) Eurostat 1235
EU urban population exposed to PM10 concentrations exceeding the daily limit value Eurostat 1238
Greenhouse gas emissions per capita Eurostat 1242
Modal split of freight transport Eurostat 1249
Modal split of passenger transport 1250
Pollutant emissions from transport Eurostat 1254
Recycling rate of municipal waste (%) Eurostat 1258
Soil erosion by water - area eroded by more than 10 tonnes per hectare per year Eurostat 1261
Water productivity (GDP/Water Footprint) 1264
Health expenditure, total (% of GDP) World Bank 1313
Hours of work per week Eurostat 1316
Life satisfaction Eurofound 1325
Difficulty in seeing a doctor because of cost of seing the doctor Eurofound 1327
Quality of national health service Eurofound 1348
Absence Due to Job-related Health Complaints European Commission 1411
Deterioration of Personal Situation Compared to the Past Social Indicators Research Centre 1495
Dissatisfaction with the Accessibility of Green Spaces Social Indicators Monitor 1502
Dwellings in Deficient State of Repair Social Indicators Research Centre 1507
European and National Identity Social Indicators Research Centre 1537
Evaluation of the State of Education in the Country  Social Indicators Research Centre 1543
Expenditures on Education UNESCO Institute for Statistics 1553
Feeling Left out of Society Eurofound 1558
Feelings of Self-determination Social Indicators Monitor 1559
Freedom in the World Freedom House 1565
Fresh Water Resources European System of Social Indicators 1569
Gini Coefficient World Bank 1575
Happiness (EVS; WVS)  Social Indicators Monitor 1584
Distribution of population by tenure status Eurostat 1587
Annual net earnings Eurostat 1619
Net social protection as a percentage of GDP Eurostat 1621
Interpersonal Trust  Social Indicators Research Centre 1636
Number of Physicians per Thousand People World Bank 1678
Perceived Health and Safety Risks at the Workplace European Commission 1703
Political Pluralism and Participation Freedom House 1711
Population density (people per sq. km of land area) World Bank 2737
Pupils and students in all levels of education (ISCED 0-6) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1721
Population in Education Eurostat 2833
Environmental protection expenditure by the public sector Eurostat 2826
Public Expenditure on Health Prevention Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 1748
Landscape fragmentation Eurostat 1248
Best-worst possible life (life satisfaction) 1804
Satisfaction with Society Social Indicators Research Centre 1809
Satisfied with Working Times European System of Social Indicators 1817
Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Tertiary Level Social Indicators Research Centre 1823
Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level Social Indicators Research Centre 1824
Subjective High Opportunities for Advancement Social Indicators Research Centre 1864
Trust in Education System Social Indicators Research Centre 1886
Trust in Institutions  Social Indicators Research Centre 1888
Trust in System of Health Care Social Indicators Research Centre 1890
Trust in the Ecological Competence of the National, Regional or Local Government Social Indicators Research Centre 1891
Wage Differentials of Female and Male Employees Social Indicators Monitor 1897
Assessing whether life is worthwhile (under development in SILC 2013; PlaceholderEQLS2011 (external link)) Eurofound 1921
Confidence in pulic institutions Gallup 1988
Current account balance Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2006
Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP) World Bank 2016
Living planet index 2028
Population, total World Bank 2733
Proportion of population below $1.25 (PPP) per day United Nations Statistics Division 2739
Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access) World Bank 2042
Water scarcity index United Nations Development Programme 2054
Organisations and sites with EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) registration Eurostat 2079
MSCI Global Clean Technology Index MSCI 2094
Domestic Material Consumption (DMC) Eurostat 2100
Physical Trade Balance (PTB) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2106
Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing International Trade Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, World Trade Organisation 2113
Consumption of ozone-depleting substances United Nations Statistics Division 2116
ODA received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national incomes United Nations Statistics Division 2133
Labour productivity per hour worked (ESA95) Eurostat 2182
Municipal waste generation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2195
Abiotic material productivity incl. industrial minerals and metals, US$ per kg Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2202
Demand-based CO2 productivity Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2722
Green Patents, Index 1990=100 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2211
Labour taxes, % GDP Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2213
ODA - Environment sector, % total ODA Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2220
Production-based CO2 productivity Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2715
Public spending in environmentally related RD, % total public spending Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2236
Share of energy from renewable sources Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2239
Total environmentally related taxes, % GDP Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2242
Growing stock in forests available for wood supply Eurostat 2342
Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) – housing Eurostat 2381
Education expenditure as percentage of GNP, GDP and total government expenditure WikiProgress Statistics 2456
Gender equality index European Institute for Gender Equality 2475
Happy Planet Index rank order 2488
Human Rights CIRI Human Rights Data Project 2769
Population median age United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2522
Legatum Prosperity Index 2670
Status Index Bertelsmann Stiftung 2543
Intangible fixed assets (net) Eurostat 2560
Total fixed assets (net) Eurostat 2565
Total wealth estimate ($) World Bank 2568
Adjusted net savings, including particulate emission damage (current US$) World Bank 2569
Better Life Index Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2571
Business Extent of Disclosure Index World Bank 2727
Environmental Performance Index Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy et al. 2582
Environmental Sustainability Index SEDAC - Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center 2584
Environmental Vulnerability Index United Nations Environment Programme 2585
Global Gender Gap Index World Economic Forum 2591
Global Green Economy Index 2592
Human Wellbeing Index The International Development Research Centre 2600
Inclusive Wealth Index United Nations Statistics Division 2601
Index of Social Health Institute for Innovation in Social Policy 2607
Social Progress Index Social Progress Imperative 2616
Technology Achievement Index United Nations Statistics Division 2624
Water Exploitation Index (WEI) Eurostat 2627
Wildlife Picture Index 2634
Human development index (HDI) United Nations Development Programme 2639
Crop production index World Bank 2642
Foreign direct investment, net outflows (% of GDP) World Bank 2646
Employment in industry (% of total employment) World Bank 2649
Public spending in environmentally related RD, % of total public spending Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2650
Global Competitiveness Index World Economic Forum 2724
Adjusted savings: natural resources depletion (% of GNI) World Bank 2661
Job vacancy rate Eurostat 2678
Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments Eurostat 3123
Domestic Extraction (used/unused/total) Material Flow Analysis 2717
Political stability and absence of violence World Bank 2811
Government Effectiveness World Bank 2810
Control of corruption World Bank 2801
Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Elsevier 2839
Global Soil Regions 2993
Infant mortality rate (0-1 year) per 1,000 live births United Nations Statistics Division 2688
CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating World Bank 2677
CPIA quality of budgetary and financial management rating World Bank 2704
CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating (1=low to 6=high) World Bank 2721
Complete Energy Balance Sheets Eurostat 3043
Distribution and abundance of animal species European Environment Agency 2687
Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary, and tertiary education United Nations Statistics Division 2689
Total net enrolment ratio in primary education, both sexes United Nations Statistics Division 2690
Employment in eco-industries and circular economy (% of total employment across all companies) 3068
Turnover in eco-industries 3073