Geographical breakdowns

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Schools and senior care facilities within 5 km

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Schools and senior care facilities within 5 km

In Belgium, 99.9 % of the population lives within 5 km of a primary school. In fact, only 53 municipalities out of 581 do not have their entire population within this radius. The population of Vresse-sur-Semois is worse-off, as less than half of its inhabitants (43.9 %) have a primary school within 5 km. If we extend this radius to 10 km, only 3 municipalities are not entirely served: Viroinval, Raeren and Waimes.

A secondary school within 5 km from home is a reality for 88.6 % of Belgians: 91.2 % of Flemish people, 80.1 % of Walloon people and all the inhabitants of Brussels.

Finally, 97.5 % of the Belgian population lives within 5 km from a senior care facility: 99.1 % of Flemish people, 93.6 % of Walloon people and all the inhabitants of Brussels.

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes statistics based on new geographical breakdowns, making it possible to identify the population living at a defined distance from a point. This can be a hospital, a train station, the border, a motorway or a motorway entrance.

Data used:

Schools

This concerns 6411 school locations in Belgium, based on recognised educational establishments [ordinary basic education (pre-primary and primary education) and ordinary secondary education] in Flanders, Brussels, Wallonia and the German-speaking Community.



Senior care facilities

This concerns 1538 senior care facilities in Belgium, based on rest homes and nursing homes of the Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid Vlaanderen, Wallonia AVIQ: familles santé handicap, Brussels Iriscare and Ostbelgien Live: Wohn- und Pflegezentren für Senioren.

Data used

Hospitals

This concerns 130 hospitals with an emergency department in Belgium, based on the institutions with initial emergency care (19-11-2019)) and specialised emergency care services (19-11-2019) of the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment - DG Health Care - Department Data Management (https://www.health.belgium.be/fr/sante/organisation-des-soins-de-sante/…).

Motorway entrances

For motorway entrances, the file Open Street Map 2019 (motorway et motorway_link) has been used and contains 762 motorway entrances in Belgium.

Train stations

The 554 train stations in Belgium are active stations, i.e. stations with travellers counts (figures travellers on board (counts October 2018) - SNCB).

Schools:

This concerns 6411 school locations in Belgium, based on recognised educational establishments [ordinary basic education (pre-primary and primary education) and ordinary secondary education] in Flanders, Brussels, Wallonia and the German-speaking Community.

Senior care facilities

This concerns 1538 senior care facilities in Belgium, based on rest homes and nursing homes of the Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid Vlaanderen, Wallonia AVIQ: familles santé handicap, Brussels Iriscare and Ostbelgien Live: Wohn- und Pflegezentren für Senioren.