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Information on what's new in Esri Demographics is provided below.

December 2020

The December ArcGIS Online release includes the following updates to the Esri Demographics portfolio:

Japan

This release contains the 2020 annual update to the advanced demographic dataset from Esri Japan. Additions to the advanced dataset include 2010 Census, income data by home ownership type, and updates of the data sources for income, savings, and spending data. Learn more about this Advanced Demographic dataset here.

Thailand

This release introduces an advanced demographic dataset with 2019 data from Esri Thailand. This new dataset produced by Esri Thailand provides key population and household attributes at the province, district, and subdistrict level. Learn more about this Advanced Demographic dataset here.

U.S.

International Data from Michael Bauer Research

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2018 to 2020) from Michael Bauer Research GmBH:

Consult the release notes for each country for more information.

October 2020

The October ArcGIS Online release includes the following updates to the Esri Demographics portfolio:

U.S.

U.S. Crime Data from AGS (2020A) This release includes a correction to places/cities level Crime data. The data has been updated to fix an issue with the Places (cities) geography level data. About 1 percent of places had Total Crime Index values change by greater than 10 percent.

International Data from Michael Bauer Research

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2018 to 2020) from Michael Bauer Research GmBH:

  • Asia (22): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
  • Middle East (9): Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Some consumer spending and purchasing power categories have large differences compared to previous versions due to new input data and changes in international exchange rates, national growth and demographics. These differences are expected and are not the result of changes to any underlying forecast models.

To improve the data quality for age groups national level input data is now being used, which is often more current than the regional input data. This methodological enhancement and the use of new regional publications of the statistical offices are reasons for larger than normal shifts in population within the age groups for some Asian countries. Naturally, these shifts in the age distribution can also have an impact population by education.

Consult the release notes for each country for more information.

September 2020

The September ArcGIS Online release includes the following updates to the Esri Demographics portfolio:

Canada

This release contains the annual update to the Environics Analytics dataset. In addition to 2020 demographic updates, this release includes a new PRIZM segmentation system. This release of PRIZM segmentation is more than an annual update, it is a rebuild of the segmentation system resulting in new segments and segment names. You can learn more about PRIZM and the demographic updates here.

Germany

This release contains the 2020 annual update to the advanced demographic dataset from Nexiga. Learn more about this Advanced Demographic dataset here.

U.S.

  • Business Locations from Infogroup—The July 2020 quarterly update is included. Included this release, Infogroup performed a SIC Code re-assignment process to approximately 43,000 records in the U.S. As a result, you will notice some changes to the SIC Code assignment and Sales Volume in businesses categorized within SIC 5812 Eating Places. Learn more.
  • Traffic Counts from Kalibrate—The quarterly Q2 2020 update is included. Learn more here.
  • Major Shopping Centers and Malls from Directory of Major Malls—The semi-annual June 2020 update is included. Learn more here.
  • Places from SafeGraph—Previously only available through ArcGIS Marketplace, SafeGraph's Places data for the U.S. have now been added to the Business Analyst web app for use directly within Business and Facilities Search. This dataset contains information on 5 million U.S. places including name, location, industrial classification code, and brand. Places are defined as locations where consumers can spend money and/or time and includes places like restaurants, grocery stores, malls, parks, hospital, museums and more. The data will be updated quarterly.

June 2020

The June release includes updates to Esri 2020/2025 U.S. Demographics in the ArcGIS platform. For information on geography updates, see Available Geographies.

2020/2025 Esri US Demographic Updates

The year 2020 has been unprecedented as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the near term, the economic impact is prominent and measurable. In the long term, socioeconomic and demographic trends will likely be impacted. Adjustments for COVID-19 are reflected in the following characteristics of Esri's 2020/2025 Updated Demographics: Net Worth, Employment/Unemployment, Home Value, Income, and Tenure. Learn more about these adjustments in the methodology.

The 2020/2025 demographic forecasts include the following new items:

  • New Data Variables
    • Historical Time Series for Population, Households, and Housing Units expanded from 2010–2018 to 2010–2019 in Esri's 2020 Time Series.
    • Labor Force by Age—Estimates of civilian labor force, employed, unemployed, and unemployment rate for ages 16–24, 25–54, 55–64, 65+.
  • New Report—Civilian Labor Force Profile
  • New Learn Lesson—How to use and interpret Esri's civilian labor force data

American Community Survey (ACS) 2014–2018

First released by Esri in March 2020, the ACS data was re-released in new 2020 geographies. The ACS is the de facto replacement for sample data from the decennial census. Releases for all areas down to block groups represent averages over 60 months, or five years (2014–2018, inclusive).

2020 Tapestry Segmentation

Tapestry™ Segmentation is a market segmentation system designed to identify consumer markets in the United States. Reflecting the increasing diversity among American consumers, Tapestry includes 67 distinct market segments and 14 summary groups. Tapestry Segmentation data was updated for 2020.

2020/2025 Consumer Spending

Esri combined the latest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX), 2017−2018, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to estimate current spending patterns. The Consumer Spending data was updated for 2020 and 2025. No data variables were added or removed; however, 55 have updated descriptions.

2020 Market Potential

Esri's 2020 Market Potential data measures the likely demand for a product or service in an area. With this release, Esri computes Market Potential by combining 2020 Tapestry Segmentation data with Doublebase® 2019 data from MRI-Simmons. Doublebase 2019 is an integration of information from four consumer surveys. Each survey respondent can be identified by Tapestry segment, so a rate of consumption by Tapestry segment can be determined for a product or service for any area.

With this change in surveys, some Esri product codes were removed and some were added. In addition, some product code descriptions changed.

2020 Business Data

Esri extracts its business data from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Infogroup®. This business list contains data on more than 13 million U.S. businesses—including the business name, location, franchise code, industry classification code, number of employees, and sales volume—that is current as of April 2020.

This release contains 2020 Business Summary data based on Infogroup® data (January 2020). This data summarizes the Infogroup business listings by sales volume and number of employees into various industry groups defined by SIC Codes and NAICS Codes.

Traffic Counts

The Traffic Counts data from Kalibrate tracks peak and low traffic volume by the number of vehicles that cross a certain street location. The Traffic Count data comes from the Q1 2020 release from Kalibrate.

Crime Indexes

CrimeRisk is a block group and higher-level geographic database consisting of a series of standardized indexes for a range of serious crimes against both persons and properties from Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS). The Crime data comes from the 2020A release from AGS.

May 2020

The May ArcGIS Online release includes Esri Demographics data updates for 25 countries.

International Data from Michael Bauer Research

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2017 to 2019) from Michael Bauer Research GmBH:

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Greek Part), Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

March 2020

The March ArcGIS Online release includes Esri Demographics data updates for several countries. You can access the latest available demographic data from more than 130 countries, with over 15,000 data variables.

United States and Puerto Rico

American Community Survey (ACS)

The Esri Demographics team is dedicated to providing accurate demographic data updates in a timely manner. For the first time, we are releasing American Community Survey (ACS) data in ArcGIS applications during our March release. In the past, this data was rolled out in the June release. ACS layers also are available through ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World with automatic updates annually.

U.S. Demographic data is updated from 2013–2017 5-year data to ACS 2014–2018 5-year data. Demographic variables include: Age, At Risk, Education, Health, Households, Housing, Income, Jobs, Marital Status, Population, Poverty, and Race. In addition, we've expanded the ACS data to include Puerto Rico for the first time. ACS data for Puerto Rico is from ACS 2014–2018 5-year estimates and can be accessed through three new reports:

  • ACS Key Population & Household Facts
  • ACS Housing Summary
  • ACS Population Summary

To help you to stay informed on the accuracy of the data variables, our metadata now includes a Reliability Flag to help you understand when ACS estimates for the US and Puerto Rico are safe to use as estimates relate to the margin of error. Read more about Understanding Margin of Error.

Other U.S. updates

The release also includes updates to the following datasets for the U.S.:

International updates

Advanced Data for the Netherlands from 4orange

The 4orange data are updated from 2018 to 2019. Learn more.

International Data from Michael Bauer Research

The following countries were updated with new demographic data (from 2017 to 2019) from Michael Bauer Research GmBH :

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Data Retirement Announcements

From time to time, we review older datasets to determine when to remove them from service. Learn more.

For information on how the updates will affect you, see the What's New in Esri Demographics (March 2020) blog post.

Mature Status

The following datasets move to Mature Status in this release. The data will be removed from service in a future release.

Retired Status

The following datasets move to Retired Status in this release. The data was removed from service in this release:

  • Standard Data for Syria from Michael Bauer Research GmBH