Key data on childhood and adolescence in Barcelona

The Childhood and Adolescence Institute produces annually the report Key Data on Children and Adolescents in Barcelona, which presents and analyses data from the Comprehensive System of Indicators on Children and Adolescents of Barcelona (SIIIAB), one of the fundamental tools of the BCN 0-17 Observatory.

The BCN 0-17 Observatory and the SIIIAB constitute a city tool included in the  2021-2030 Childhood Plan, the aim of which is to improve knowledge on children and adolescents and to articulate this knowledge in order to strengthen local policies that improve their living conditions, equity and opportunities.

The BCN 0-17 Observatory and the SIIIAB have a comprehensive view of childhood based on six dimensions:

  1. Demographic, social and territorial context
  2. Education: early childhood, school and transitions to post-compulsory education
  3. Physical, mental and emotional health
  4. Time, activities outside school, public space and citizenship
  5. Poverty, exclusion and inequalities
  6. Interpersonal relations, security, violence and protection

Characteristics of the system:

  • It monitors over 150 indicators (the number of indicators varies according to data sources and opportunities for new data).
  • It situates children at the centre and enables a comprehensive view of their lives.
  • It works with data available from the city of Barcelona.
  • It is fuelled by data originating from some twenty municipal services and public institutions.
  • It optimises and systematises data from around thirty administrative registers and survey sources, from the municipal, autonomous, state, and supra-state spheres alike.
  • It combines objective and subjective data.
  • It selects indicators based on quality criteria agreed by consensus (validity and reliability).
  • It breaks down (when the data permit this) the data by sex, nationality, age group, territory, and socioeconomic context.
  • It reconstructs historical series to be able to analyse tendencies.
  • It includes indicators that enable the measurement of agreed milestones in city strategies.
  • It contributes to open access of data produced by the public administration, to favour new research or the foundation of municipal programmes, projects, or services.

More information on the SIIIAB


Project team:

Laia Pineda (management)
Elisa Stinus (coordination)
Laia Curcoll (Publications and communication)

Key Data on Children and Adolescents in Barcelona is a project within the BCN 0-17 Observatory


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