Regional Demographic Change

Regional Demographic Change develops into a strategic issue for companies. To tackle with its risks and take advantage of its chances, companies need information that is tailored to their objectives, scientifically reliable and easily accessible. The Demographic Risk Map is conceived to help companies integrate demographic change into their strategic planning. It informs, separately, about Regional Demographic Change and Regional Demographic Location Risk.

Main results on Regional Demographic Change and Regional Demographic Location Risk

But is demographic change a new location factor companies should consider? No, it should not be viewed as a location factor by itself. It is only in the interplay of demographic and location factors and under the influence of moderating contextual forces that demographic change unfolds its strategic effects.

1. Measure Regional Demographic Location Risk

  Demographic change entails risks and opportunities when interpreted in combination with location and contextual factors. Their interplay is captured in a composite measure for Regional Demographic Location Risk (RDLR). An overall RDLR measure and separate scores are provided for the fields Labour Supply, Human Capital, Labour Productivity and Research and Development (R&D). Field-specific and overall scores render Demographic Location Risks and opportunities comparable between the 260 EU regions.

2. Regional Demographic Change Data

Under Regional Demographic Change Data you can find compact information on whether and how demographic change will affect your region between 1990 and 2030. All data is comparable between sub-periods, 264 regions and 27 countries across Europe.

You can download all maps on both Regional Demographic Change Data and Regional Demographic Location Risk free of charge to evaluate the demographic risk of your company’s location and your region.

Technical ReferenceThe Demographic Risk Map (DRM) is a web application based on the XHTML 1.0 Standard and does not need any plugin to be viewed. It was tested successfully with IE6, IE7, Opera 9.2, Firefox 2 and Safari. Nevertheless the maps (esp. the European ones) consist of lots of images what makes it at least advisable to use broadband internet of 1000 kbit/s or more. Firefox 2 sometimes encounters troubles in rendering the maps correctly and might show black map pieces sometimes. This is a hint that the rendering engine of Firefox has not enough free processing power left on your system. In this case we recommend to shut down other applications that need much processing power and then minimize and maximize the browser window in order to force the browser to re-render the page.