Households in Riga mostly use Latvian in Bieriņi and Buļļi neighbourhood


Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) Population and Housing Census 2011 show that in households in Riga Latvian is mostly used in Bieriņi and Buļļi (83% of resident population in these neighbourhoods), but the least – in Daugavgrīva (16%) and Bolderāja (24%). In Riga 43% of residents in their daily life mainly use Latvian, but in Jūrmala – 50%.

Russian as a main language at home is used in Daugavgrīva (75%), Bolderāja and Pļavnieki (66%). In Riga 50% of residents in their daily life mainly use Russian, but in Jūrmala – 43%.

In Riga the highest resident population density is in Pļavnieki (14 992 persons per 1 km2) and in Purvciems (11 814 persons/km2), but the lowest density – in Spilve (9 persons/km2) and Kleisti (12 persons/km2).

The CSB has also published grid maps of cities under state jurisdiction (Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Valmiera, Ventspils) with a grid cell size 100x100 m, which depict population density and language mainly used at home. They are available in the CSB homepage section "Maps and spatial data".

The CSB provides spatial planning professionals, researchers, students and other data users with opportunity to obtain spatial information on Latvian population according to the Population Census program. Data are shown in a grid map with a grid cell size 1x1 km2 for all territory of Latvia, but for cities under state jurisdiction also with a grid cell size 100x100 m. The territory of Latvia has been broken down in 65.6 thsd 1x1 kmcells, of which 33 thsd grid cells are populated.

Grid maps and spatial data are available in the CSB homepage section "Data visualization".


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