Key Facts

Population: 433,000
Country: Slovakia


In terms of population, Bratislava is one of the smaller capitals of Europe. The economy of the region accounts for about a quarter of the national GDP, despite only being home to 12% of the country’s population. The tertiary sector provides 80% of jobs; and the city has been much more successful in retaining its population than much of the Central and Eastern European region. From 2014 until 2018 the unemployment rate decreased from 5.7 % to 2.6%. Similarly, the numbers of students in higher education seem to be decreasing from 65,000 in 2014 to 49,500 in 2018.

Official deliverables

D2.2 Urban report - Bratislava

Bratislava Urban Story Our storymaps draw together insights on inequalities and policies affecting urban youth, across education, employment and housing, from the WP2 urban reports and data analyses.