The GEOfy Indicator System – we always find the right address!

Regardless of being a mother or father, student or retiree. We all want to live in the best possible circumstances. We often spend a lot of time looking for the ideal place to live or the best neighborhood and use up a lot of energy.

GEOfy tells you straight away whether an area in Germany suits you or not. To give you an idea how GEOfy works we have preselected a few criteria for you. These preselected criteria tries to reflect the living conditions of families, students and senior citizens as accurately as possible.

We present you with a total index value between 0 and 100 for all regions. In this way, you can quickly and intuitively classify whether a certain region suits you and your focus or not. An index value of 100 means that the area fits perfectly, a value of 0 means the opposite. If you want, you can of look at the criteria individually. So you don't have to rely on our index alone.

For each indicator, a region receives a score between 0 and 100. The sum of the individual scores of the indicators used for a analysis is the total score of a region. The index value displayed for the regions is then calculated by dividing the total score of the region by the number of indicators used.

Example:

With a total score of 1,450 and a number of indicators of 19, this results in a (rounded) index value of 76:

1.450 / 19 = 76,32

Last but not least, we put the individual indicators in perspective. In many places on our website, we do not merely show the indicator values for the region, but also the corresponding average value of each indicator. This way, you can easily assess how good a certain value really is.

For example, it looks like this:

Linear distance to school
Average linear distance to the nearest school
227m vs. 2.8km
227m vs. 2.8km

The second value (right after "vs.") shows the average value.

The GEOfy indicators

We are only human, too. If you think that we made a mistake with one of our indicators or if you are missing an important indicator, please send us an email to indicator@geofy.de. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.

The following sections list the criteria and explain why we think they are important.

Where do families live best in Germany?

As parents, we above all want the best for our children. Therefore, the focus of the criteria for families is primarily on the child's best interests. So childcare, school, leisure activities and infrastructure that makes life easier and more pleasant for families are important. These include, for example, supermarkets or restaurants, but also public swimming. Another important aspect is family safety, which is why we also evaluate statistics on the subject of public safety.

The 24 criteria for families in detail

Linear distance to school
Average linear distance to the nearest school
Linear distance to kindergarten
Average linear distance to the nearest kindergarten
Linear distance to shop
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
Linear distance to supermarket
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
Shop density
Average number of inhabitants per shop
Linear distance to general practitioner
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
Linear distance to dentist
Average linear distance to the next dentist
Restaurant density
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
Linear distance to restaurant
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
Children per kindergarten
Average number of children younger than 6 years per kindergarten in this region
Children per playground
Children under 18 years per playground
Pupils per school
Average number of pupils per school in this region
Linear distance to public swimming
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
Dentist density
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
Criminal offenses
Criminal offenses per 100 inhabitants
Recreation & leisure areas
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
Public swimming for families
Inhabitants aged under 18 or between 30 and 50 years per public swimming pool in this region
Violent crime families
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
Share of family households with children
Share of family households with children in the total number of households
Share of family aged people
Share of residents in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
Gastronomy for families
Restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc in this region 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)
Recreation offers for families
Movie theaters, theaters and museums per 100 inhabitants in the age group of families (younger than 18 or between 30 and 50 years)

Where do students live best in Germany?

As a student, it is important to us to be part of a city's life. During the course of study, leisure time is usually much more important than, for example, for families. Therefore, when we put together the criteria for students, we attached great importance to leisure activities but also to a good infrastructure. You don't want to spend the little time you have besides studying and a possibly necessary part-time job with long journeys to the nearest supermarket. And a suitable university nearby is certainly not harmful either.

The 16 criteria for students in detail

Linear distance to shop
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
Linear distance to supermarket
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
Shop density
Average number of inhabitants per shop
Restaurant density
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
Linear distance to university
Average linear distance to the nearest university
Gastronomy for students
Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
Linear distance to restaurant
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
Linear distance to public swimming
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
Share of residents between 20 and 29
Share of residents between 20 and 29
Recreation & leisure areas
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
Accessible recreation offers for students
Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per accessible movie theater, theater and museum
Share of households without children
Share of households without children in the total number of households
Supermarket Density
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
Share of single households
Share of single households in the total number of households

Where do elderly people live best in Germany?

Once we retire, our lives change suddenly and often in dramatic ways. We usually have a lot more free time, our health becomes more important to us and some things become increasingly difficult over time. In some cases, going to the nearest supermarket or visiting the doctor is a real challenge. That is why we paid attention to leisure activities, but also to infrastructure and health care, in the criteria for senior citizens.

The 22 criteria for elderly people in detail

Linear distance to shop
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
Linear distance to supermarket
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
Linear distance to pharmacy
Average linear distance to the next pharmacy
Violent crime elderly people
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65
Share of residents older than 65
Share of residents older than 65
Shop density
Average number of inhabitants per shop
Linear distance to general practitioner
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
Linear distance to dentist
Average linear distance to the next dentist
Restaurant density
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
Doctor density
Average number of inhabitants per doctor
Linear distance to restaurant
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
Gastronomy for elderly people
Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
Linear distance to public swimming
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
Dentist density
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
Population density older than 65
People per km² older than 65 years
Recreation & leisure areas
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
Share of households without children
Share of households without children in the total number of households
Supermarket Density
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
Low population density
People per km²
Pharmacy density
Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy