Economic profile

North Somerset is a great place to live, work and develop your business. The data and statistics on this page help to illustrate North Somerset’s economy and the variety of businesses that are based here.

Major employers in North Somerset

North Somerset is home to over 7,000 businesses (source: ONS 2012) from small to nationally recognised brands including Yeo Valley, Brabantia and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology.

For more information download the major employers list which profiles companies located in North Somerset that employ 100 or more.

Local Economic Assessment (LEA) 2015

The LEA brings together a wide range of statistics and data on the North Somerset economy, in its widest sense. As a working online document, the LEA will be updated over time to incorporate new information and statistics.

West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Economic Bulletin

Each quarter the West of England LEP produces an Economic Bulletin which provides an overview of the economic health of the West of England looking at a variety of indicators, from both national and local sources. It is divided into four sections:

  1. Business conditions
  2. Sectors
  3. Employment / labour market
  4. Property and planning

The West of England LEP also produces a Local Economic Assessment.

Labour market profile

Download the labour market profile (NOMIS January 2016) which includes data on population, employment and unemployment, employment by occupation, qualifications and earnings for North Somerset, the South West and England and Wales.


For information about tourism and leisure please visit our Time Out in North Somerset page. For information on tourism’s economic impact on North Somerset download our:

Rural economy

A significant proportion of North Somerset is rural, and therefore the rural economy plays a vital role.  To find out more, see our profile of North Somerset’s rural economy.

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