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Basilicata – ITF5

EU regions: Italy > South Italy > Basilicata

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Life long learning
life long learning participation202310.3
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202315.19
percentage of part time workers, men20238.09
percentage of part time workers, women202326.79
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202362.95
gender gap in unemployment rate2023159.02
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education201447.8
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202283
employment rate202354.9
Social exclusion
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202043.8

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Subregions: province of Potenza, province of Matera


unemployment rate20237.7
youth unemployment rate202325.1
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20233.9
share of long term unemployed202351.9


demographic pyramid ITF5 1996 Basilicata, population pyramid of Basilicata
number of inhabitants2023537 577
population density202253.8
old-age dependency ratio202339
demographic pyramid ITF5 Basilicata

Employment by sectors, Basilicata

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A17.79 %B-E34.218 %
F179 %G-I41.922 %
J2.71 %K32 %
M_N18.810 %O-Q5026 %
R-U8.24 %TOTAL194.2100 %

Data for the period year 2023. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Basilicata, 2023

From Wikipedia: Basilicata (UK: , US: , Italian: [baziliˈkaːta]), also known by its ancient name Lucania (, also US: , Italian: [luˈkaːnja]), is a region in Southern Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south. It also has two coastlines: a 30-km stretch on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania and Calabria, and a longer coastline along the Gulf of Taranto between Calabria and Apulia. The region can be thought of as the „instep" of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the „toe" and Apulia the „heel“. The region covers about 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi) and in 2010 had a population slightly under 600,000. The regional capital is Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.

Basilicata is an emerging tourist destination, thanks in particular to the city of Matera, whose historical quarter I Sassi became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and has been designated European Capital of Culture 2019. The New York Times ranked Basilicata third in its list of "52 Places to Go in 2018", defining it "Italy’s best-kept secret".


The name probably derives from "basilikos" (Greek: βασιλικός), which refers to the basileus, the Byzantine emperor, who ruled the region for 200 years, from 536/552 to 571/590 and from 879 to 1059. Others argue that the name may refer to the Basilica of Acerenza which held judicial power in the Middle Ages.

During the Greek and Roman Ages, Basilicata was known as Lucania, which possibly derives from "leukos" (Greek: λευκός), meaning „white“, from "lykos" (Greek: λύκος), meaning „wolf“, or from Latin word "lucus", meaning „sacred wood".


Basilicata covers an extensive part of the southern Apennine Mountains, between the Ofanto river in the north and the Pollino massif in the south.

Other: South Italy, Calabria, Basilicata, Molise, Apulia, Campania, Abruzzo

Neighbours: Apulia, Campania, Calabria

Subregions: province of Potenza, province of Matera

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Basilicata – ITF5, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PITF5, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164