Bratislava: Socio-Economic Indicators

Each of the following maps demonstrates the heterogeneous nature of the different neighbourhoods in Bratislava in terms of socio-economic characteristics.  These maps highlight explicit patterns of geographical segregation, with deprivation concentrated in the Southern and Eastern districts of Bratislava.  Socio-economic indicators are derived from the 2001 Population and Housing Census provided by the Štatistický úrad Slovensej Republiky (Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic).

The following socio-economic indicator maps are colour-coded; high concentrations of a socio-economic characteristic are represented by brown tones, which lighten as the concentration reduces. Intermediate concentrations of a socio-economic characteristic are represented by the white tone. The lowest concentrations are presented by green tones.  For further information about how these maps were created, please visit the methodological section of the Atlas.  Click on each image for a full-screen view of the maps below.


Area Distribution of Unemployment in Bratislava

This map shows the distribution of unemployment throughout Bratislava. High levels of unemployment are clustered in the Southern districts of Bratislava. Intermediate levels of unemployment are found in the Eastern neighbourhoods, whilst the lowest concentrations are apparent in the Northern districts.  This map demonstrates a clear pattern of social deprivation by levels of unemployment, illustrating a North-South divide.

Manual Workers

Area Distribution of Manual Workers in Bratislava

This map shows the distribution of manual worker density throughout Bratislava. The pattern for manual worker density somewhat differs from the map of unemployment shown above. High-intermediate concentrations of manual worker density are now apparent in the North-Eastern areas of Bratislava. Similar to the map of unemployment, the highest levels are concentrated in the Southern districts. The lowest concentrations of manual workers are found in the North-West section of the city. Yet, areas in the highest and lowest septiles of manual worker density are not predominant in Bratislava, rather areas with high-intermediate (light browns) and low-intermediate (light blues) levels of manual workers are dominant.

Primary Education

Area Distribution of Adults with Low Educational Attainment in Bratislava

This map portrays the area distribution of adults that completed formal schooling at the primary level and is similar to the map of manual workers above. The highest concentrations of low educational attainment are found in the Southern areas of Bratislava, whilst the lowest concentrations are found in the Central to North-Western districts. Intermediate levels of low educational attainment (shown in white, light green and light brown) are found in the East and the Northern tip of Bratislava. This map shows a highly patterned distribution of social deprivation per low educational attainment, concentrated in the Southern districts and Eastern outskirts of Bratislava.

University Qualifications

Area Distribution of Adults with University Qualifications in Bratislava

This map ranks areas of Bratislava according to the proportion of adults that have obtained university qualifications, and as expected, demonstrates similar patterns to the map of low educational attainment. Areas most marked by low educational attainment also exhibit low levels of university qualifications, particularly in the Southern areas of Bratislava. Districts west of centre are now largely brown representing a high proportion of university degrees in these neighbourhoods, which were mapped as areas least likely to finish formal schooling at the primary level. Intermediate levels are seen in the northern tip of Bratislava. Once again, social deprivation, represented by low levels of university qualifications, is clearly concentrated in the Southern neighbourhoods of Bratislava.