The statistics on urban indicators data platform are analysed, compiled, visualised and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory, which supports governments, local authorities and civil society organisations to develop urban indicators, data and statistics. Urban statistics are collected through household surveys and censuses conducted by national statistics authorities. Advances Data visualization techniques used, make it possible to quickly discover indicators and compare cities on a global level.
The Global Urban Observatory team analyses and compiles urban indicators statistics from surveys and censuses. Additionally, Local urban observatories collect, compile and analyse urban data for national policy development. Population statistics are produced by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Urbanisation Prospects.