MR. HANK SCORPIO
The Journal – 2012 European Growth Statistics
This is the first article in a four part series recording the active growth statistics of 2012 from around the World. I would appreciate as many votes and shouts as you can spare, remaining very grateful for any subscribers. Thank you!
In this article I will be observing the growth rate of active citizens across eEurope*. Data collection was carried out by recording the number of votes in each nation’s Presidential elections throughout the year. If you would like a copy of the spread sheet I used containing this data feel free to PM me. Before I begin I would just like to highlight a worrying fact that there is a large portion of European players leaving eRepublik. Only 4 of the 28 countries surveyed in this article began December 2012 with more active citizens than in January 2012. As you will see the rest experienced losses with some as high as 40%.
As expected mid-summer saw eRepubliks biggest loss of active citizens. Slightly over 25% of Europeans ceased to play this game between May and August. We can pin this on the season, with longer days and warmer weather staying inside becomes less appealing. Still despite the return of growth in early autumn the game has not recovered to early 2012 levels recording a 20% drop between January and December.
Below are the growth rates of each European nation. I have divided them into groups based on their initial size to make the graphs more readable. The groups are the top 10, 11th – 20th and 21st – 28th.
Fig 1. Most populated countries
Fig 2. 11th - 20th
Fig 3. 21st - 28th
Points of note.
• Albania, Belarus, Spain and Ukraine are the only European nations to record positive annual growth
• Finland recorded the biggest percentage loss departing with over 50% of their population (Fig 2.)
• Serbia recorded the highest number of lost citizens amounting to 1573 (Fig 1.)
Annual Percentage Change.
I hoped you enjoyed this article. In the next issue I will be looking at the Americas! Hopefully we can find better news across the Atlantic!
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*Excluding Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Moldova and Switzerland.
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