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Where do our data come from?

The SDG Indicators for municipalities can be divided into two types: Type I Indicators are indicators with high or very high validity, very good data availability, high or very high data quality and which, in general, are indicators of results or effects. Additional indicators, defined as Type II Indicators, have high validity but not very good availability.

“Very good” availability means that data for all municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants, or at least for county-free cities and counties across Germany, can be accessed regularly, based on a uniform collection concept, from a central data source and without undue effort. The principal data sources are the Federal and State Statistical Offices, besides other public authorities or research institutions.

A total of 56 Type I Indicators were identified for which data are provided on the SDG Portal. A further 64 Type II Indicators were determined.