1.5.9. Share of land (%): Natural áreas

Description of indicator

Measure the percentages of the land dedicated to different types of use. These uses are adapted to the methodology of Eurostat, which is derived from the "Copernicus urban Atlas", by its equivalence with the classification of the Land Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE). With the information on the uses at the polygon territorial level provided by SIOSE and its intersection with the territorial layers of the publication, the final results are obtained in percentage, in such a way that the sum of the percentages of the classes will always be 100 % in each polygon and its aggregates. However, only data is presented at the municipal and submunicipal level, and the national level too.

This use or typology agrees with the following equivalence ( see table):

  • Urban Atlas: Forests, Herbaceous vegetation associations, Open spaces with little or no vegetation, Wetlands, Water.
  • SIOSE classes: Grasslands, Deciduous broad-leaved forest trees, Evergreen broad-leaved forest tres, Coniferous forest trees, Shrubs, Beaches, dunes and sand plains, Bare soil, Burnt areas, Glaciers and perpetual snows, Dry riverbeds, Sea cliffs, Outcrops, Scree, Quaternary lava flows, Marshes, Peat bogs, Inland salines, Coastal marshes, Coastal salines, Water courses, Lakes and lagoons, Reservoirs, Coastal lagoons, Estuaries, Sea and ocean.

Methodological links:

Source: own elaboration with data of the Land Use Information System of Spain (SIOSE) of the National Geographic Institute.

Available series: 2014.

Graphs and tables

For sub-municipal areas, it is possible to access tables in INEbase with all indicators. For Cities, Greater cities and Functional Urban Areas, it is possible whether to access a table in INEbase with all indicators and periods, or to visualize the indicator in the graph. In this case, when positioning on each bar, the data and the year referred to are shown.

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