City Data Report 2020 Sheds Light On The Lives of Brno Citizens and Expats
We now know that in Brno in 2019: more babies were born than in any other district [“okres”] of the Czech Republic; there were 62,000 university students, including 5,020 doctoral students, 1,297 of whom were foreign nationals; it was the second warmest year on record; Zbrojovka Brno matches had an average attendance of 2,904; and 30% of drivers’ time was spent in traffic jams. On May 20th, the City of Brno released the fourth annual city data report. Photo credit: ZM / Brno Daily.
Brno, May 21 (BD) – This year’s report is the fourth annual Brno data report. All the results can be found at the City’s data portal, where they “have been publishing a range of interesting data, articles, applications and surveys related to our city and its inhabitants for two years […] in a light and playful form.” Indeed, the report contains several infographics and images, and attracts readers with its stylish visual design.
The data is organised into five areas corresponding to Brno’s long-term development strategy, #brno2050: Environment, Prosperity, Services, Resources and Governance.
The report dedicates a section to the foreign nationalities in Brno. According to its findings, there are 33,302 foreign nationals with permanent or temporary residence in Brno. An additional 12,000 foreign nationals are in Brno on work visas. In total, there are up to 45,000 foreign nationals living in Brno. 5,020 doctoral students are studying in Brno, of which over a fifth (1,297) are foreigners. In total, 62,000 university students studied in Brno in 2019, 13,925 of them from abroad.
Wages and prices in Brno both rose last year. The average wage in Brno was CZK 38,991 as of December 2019, and the average rent for a 60 m² flat was CZK 14,897. The amount of office space in Brno exceeded 625,000 m², and demand for this space has been rising.
The data collected at data.brno.cz will help better understand the city’s life and its problems. Eventually, this knowledge will enable more evidence-based decision-making and aid the future development of the city.