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Here you can get an overview of our data sets.

Regional data - RWI-GEO

We host regional data that ranges from socio-economic data on 1km² raster level to regional real estate price indices and accessibility. Moreover, we georeference larger data sets or prepare small-scale data at in raster format. Almost all data are available as panel/(repeated) cross-section data. Most data are available for non-commercial research as Scientific Use File or within guest stays at the FDZ Ruhr. Some data are also available as Public Use Files.


RWI-GEO-GRID: Socio-Economic Data on grid level

RWI-GEO-GRID-POP-FORECAST: Small-Scale Population Projection

RWI-GEO-RED/X: Real Estate Data and Price Indices

RWI-GEO-LAB: DIW-IAB-RWI-Neighborhoodpanel Labor Market Data

Data archive

The data sets in our archive are not updated. It is still possible to use some of them. For more information, please refer to the respective DOI. If you have any questions, please contact


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