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South Gloucestershire Economic Briefing: October 2019

This regularly updated briefing provides a broad overview of the economy of South Gloucestershire by presenting key economic information from a range of national and local sources.

Key findings include:

  • 81.7% of the working age population are in employment – higher than the national rate of 75.8%
  • The official unemployment rate is 3% – considerably lower than the national rate of 4%
  • The median annual earnings for residents working full-time is £30,720 – higher than the national average (£29,869)
  • The median house price is £270,000 – considerably higher than the England average (£240,000)
  • In 2016, just over 5,000 children (10.2% of those under 16 years of age) live in low-income families – considerably lower than the national average (17%)
  • In 2018, 41.1% of South Gloucestershire’s working aged residents had achieved the equivalent of NVQ Level 4 or above – the highest rate ever recorded
  • In September 2019, 130 new small businesses started up in the district.

More information can be found here.


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