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The latest South Gloucestershire Economic Briefing is now available

The latest South Gloucestershire Economic Briefing is now available on the council website.  Key findings include:

  • 79.4% of the working age population are in employment, higher than the national rate of 75.1%
  • The official unemployment rate is 3.6%, considerably lower than the national rate of 4.4%
  • The median annual earnings for residents working full-time is £30,236, higher than the national average (£29,085)
  • The median house price is £255,000 which is considerably higher than the England average (£230,000)
  • Just under 5,000 children (10.1% of those under 16 years of age) live in low-income families – considerably lower than the national average (16.8%)
  • In 2017, 40.8% of South Gloucestershire’s working aged residents had achieved the equivalent of NVQ Level 4 or above – the highest rate ever recorded
  • In April 2018, 127 new small businesses started up in the district.

To view the full (interactive) report please click here. Further information is available via our website: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/statistics


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