For the purposes of municipal analysis, municipalities were divided into 4 clusters. The indicators on which municipalities are clustered are presented here.
The clusters were formed in accordance with the principle that the differences in the formed Lithuanian municipal clusters would be as small as possible, and between different clusters – as large as possible. Municipalities in one county may fall into different clusters.
The table below provides a comparison of key indicators by cluster. The indicators that separate each cluster are marked according to the color of the cluster.
|Cluster||Number of municipalities in the cluster||Population||Population density||Number of tourists per 1 inhabitant||Number of visitors to tourist information centers per 1 inhabitant||Agricultural, forest land and water (% of total area)||Children and persons of retirement age / working age population (percent)|
|1 Big cities||6||205 723||1 526,41||0,91||0,28||45,82||63,85|
|2 Other municipalities||12||45 313||64,00||0,36||0,32||88,52||62,17|
|3 Rural municipalities||38||27 025||21,10||0,24||0,13||92,46||71,77|
|4 Resorts||4||10 710||74,23||20,53||4,96||84,57||63,79|