In order to provide useful information for urban and regional planning and research, the Department of National Spatial Planning and Development of the National Development Council has prepared Urban and Regional Development Statistics for various functional areas.
It contains twelve categories:
(1) Planning and Development;
(2) Public Utilities;
(3) Transportation and Communications;
(4) Public Health;
(6) Environmental Quality;
(7) Public Order;
(8) Education and Culture;
(9) Public Finance;
(10) Family Income, Expenditure and Equipment;
(11) Employment; and
The data consist of two parts : PartⅠis concerned with development indicators and PartⅡwith statistics. The indicators are selected from statistical data. In each of the twelve categories, at least one indicator is chosen. The indicators provide a summary of all pertinent data and offer a simple and clear picture of urban development conditions for a wide audience.
The data are processed on 4 different area levels. They are: "Taiwan Area," "Region," "County or City" and "Major City or Town." The terms "Taiwan Area" and "County or City" refer to current administrative districts. "Region" is as defined in Comprehensive Development Planning for the Taiwan Area. There are 4 regions: The Northern Region includes Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Hsinchu Cities, and Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Yilan counties. The Central Region includes Taichung City, and Miaoli, Changhua, Nantou and Yunlin Counties. The Southern Region includes Kaohsiung, Tainan and Chiayi Cities, and Chiayi, Pingtung and Penghu Counties. The Eastern Region includes Hualien and Taitung Counties.