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OECD Regions at a Glance 2011
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branch Annex A. Territorial grids and regional typology

Table A.1  Territorial grid of OECD member countries

Region

 

Territorial levels 2

 

Territorial levels 3

 

Non-official grid (NOG)

 

Australia

 

States/territories (8)

 

Statistical divisions (60)

 

-

 

Austria

 

Bundesländer (9)

 

Gruppen von Politischen Bezirken (35)

 

-

 

Belgium

 

Régions (3)

 

Provinces (11)

 

-

 

Canada

 

Provinces and territories (12)

 

Census divisions (288)

 

LFS, Economic areas (71)

 

Chile

 

Regions (15)

 

Provincias (54)

 

 

Czech Republic

 

Oblasti (8)

 

Kraje (14)

 

-

 

Denmark

 

Regioner (5)

 

Landsdeler (11)

 

-

 

Estonia

 

Region (1)

 

Groups of maakond (5)

 

-

 

Finland

 

Suuralueet (5)

 

Maakunnat (20)

 

-

 

France

 

Régions (22)

 

Départements (96)

 

-

 

Germany

 

Länder (16)

 

Spatial planning regions (96)

 

-

 

Greece

 

Groups of development regions (4)

 

Development regions (13)

 

-

 

Hungary

 

Planning statistical regions (7)

 

Counties+Budapest (20)

 

-

 

Iceland

 

Regions (2)

 

Landsvaedi (8)

 

-

 

Ireland

 

Groups regional authority regions (2)

 

Regional authority regions (8)

 

-

 

Israel

 

7 Districts

 

 

-

 

Italy

 

Regioni (21)

 

Province (107)

 

-

 

Japan

 

Groups of prefectures (10)

 

Prefectures (47)

 

-

 

Korea

 

Regions (7)

 

Special city, metropolitan area and province (16)

 

-

 

Luxembourg

 

State (1)

 

State (1)

 

-

 

Mexico

 

Estados (32)

 

Grupos de municipios (209)

 

-

 

Netherlands

 

Landsdelen (4)

 

Provinces (12)

 

-

 

New Zealand

 

Groups of regional councils (2)

 

Regional councils (14)

 

-

 

Norway

 

Landsdeler (7)

 

Fylker (19)

 

-

 

Poland

 

Vojewodztwa (16)

 

Podregiony (66)

 

-

 

Portugal

 

Comissões de coordenaçao e desenvolvimento regional + regiões autónomas (7)

 

Grupos de municipios (30)

 

-

 

Slovak Republic

 

Zoskupenia krajov (4)

 

Kraj (8)

 

-

 

Slovenia

 

Kohezijske regije (2)

 

Statistine regije (12)

 

-

 

Spain

 

Comunidades autonomas (19)

 

Provincias (59)

 

-

 

Sweden

 

Riksomraden (8)

 

Län (21)

 

-

 

Switzerland

 

Grandes regions (7)

 

Cantons (26)

 

-

 

Turkey

 

Regions (26)

 

Provinces (81)

 

-

 

United Kingdom

 

Government office regions + counties (12)

 

Upper tier authorities or groups of lower tier authorities or groups of unitary authorities or LECs or groups of districts (133)

 

-

 

United States

 

States (51)

 

Economic areas (179)

 

-

 
 

Table A.2  Territorial grid of the BRICS countries

Region

 

Territorial levels 2

 

Territorial levels 3

 

Brazil

 

Estados and Districto federal (27)

 

Mesoregiao (137)

 

China

 

31 provinces; special administrative region of Hong Kong, special administrative region of Macao and Chinese Taipei (33)

 

 

India

 

States and Union territories (35)

 

 

Russian Federation

 

Oblast or okrug (83)

 

 

South Africa

 

Provinces (9)

 

 
 

Table A.3  Percentage of national population living in predominantly urban, intermediate and predominantly rural regions (TL3) and number of regions classified as such in each country

 

Percentage of population (2008)

 

Number of regions (TL3)

 

 

Rural

 

Intermediate

 

Urban

 

Rural

 

Intermediate

 

Urban

 

Australia

 

21.95

 

20.88

 

57.18

 

41

 

13

 

6

 

Austria

 

45.66

 

30.87

 

23.47

 

25

 

8

 

2

 

Belgium

 

2.48

 

14.24

 

83.28

 

1

 

2

 

8

 

Canada

 

28.29

 

16.21

 

55.50

 

223

 

35

 

30

 

Chile

 

35.67

 

14.41

 

49.91

 

41

 

7

 

6

 

Czech Republic

 

4.95

 

83.38

 

11.68

 

1

 

12

 

1

 

Denmark

 

42.84

 

27.89

 

29.27

 

5

 

3

 

3

 

Estonia

 

10.46

 

76.81

 

12.73

 

1

 

3

 

1

 

Finland

 

61.67

 

12.13

 

26.20

 

17

 

2

 

1

 

France

 

16.94

 

48.31

 

34.74

 

36

 

46

 

14

 

Germany

 

17.91

 

25.93

 

56.16

 

31

 

30

 

35

 

Greece

 

39.96

 

23.83

 

36.22

 

10

 

2

 

1

 

Hungary

 

40.97

 

42.09

 

16.95

 

11

 

8

 

1

 

Iceland

 

36.96

 

63.04

 

 

7

 

1

 

0

 

Ireland

 

72.45

 

 

27.55

 

7

 

 

1

 

Italy

 

9.22

 

38.27

 

52.51

 

23

 

51

 

33

 

Japan

 

12.45

 

31.88

 

55.67

 

13

 

22

 

12

 

Korea

 

17.19

 

13.08

 

69.73

 

5

 

3

 

8

 

Luxembourg

 

0

 

100.00

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

Mexico

 

36.15

 

17.12

 

46.73

 

145

 

30

 

34

 

Netherlands

 

0

 

15.02

 

84.98

 

0

 

5

 

7

 

New Zealand

 

0

 

55.76

 

44.24

 

0

 

12

 

2

 

Norway

 

47.99

 

40.18

 

11.83

 

13

 

5

 

1

 

Poland

 

46.37

 

31.13

 

22.50

 

34

 

20

 

12

 

Portugal

 

20.85

 

26.78

 

52.36

 

15

 

8

 

7

 

Slovak Republic

 

25.21

 

63.48

 

11.31

 

2

 

5

 

1

 

Slovenia

 

57.13

 

42.87

 

0

 

8

 

4

 

0

 

Spain

 

13.42

 

38.07

 

48.51

 

22

 

25

 

12

 

Sweden

 

48.86

 

29.91

 

21.23

 

18

 

2

 

1

 

Switzerland

 

8.95

 

49.69

 

41.37

 

7

 

12

 

7

 

Turkey

 

25.59

 

23.82

 

50.59

 

45

 

23

 

13

 

United Kingdom

 

2.03

 

28.43

 

69.54

 

11

 

40

 

82

 

United States

 

37.66

 

20.05

 

42.29

 

132

 

21

 

26

 
 

Figure A.1  Extended regional typology

Extended regional typology
 

 A.2  Extended regional typology: Americas

Extended regional typology: Americas
 

 A.3  Extended regional typology: Europe

Extended regional typology: Europe
 

 A.4  Regional typology, OECD countries: Asia and Oceania (TL3)

Regional typology, OECD countries: Asia and Oceania (TL3)
 

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