Key statistics illustrating North Somerset’s economy, including documents to download and links to other websites.
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 Claverham Ltd.
For more information download the major employers list which profiles companies located in North Somerset that employ 100 or more.
Local Economic Assessment (LEA) 2012-13
The LEA brings together a wide range of statistics, data and anecdotal information 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. The next update will be available in late spring 2013. Download (pdfs):
- LEA - Introduction
- LEA - An Overview
- LEA - The Local Economic Area
- LEA - The Business Base
- LEA - Business Sectors
- LEA - The Labour Market
- LEA - Infrastructure
- LEA - Final Summary
Employment by sector
North Somerset’s workforce has a variety of skills and knowledge to offer. The employment by sector pdf compares employment in North Somerset to the South West and England and Wales. Employment figures are divided into 17 sectors.
Businesses by sector
There are number of thriving sectors within North Somerset. The businesses by sector pdf compares the number of businesses in North Somerset to the South West and England and Wales. Business figures are divided into 17 sectors.
Labour market profile
The population of North Somerset is 202,600 according to the 2011 Census.
There are around 106,400 people in employment in the North Somerset area. (Source: Nomis January - December 2012) The unemployment rate for North Somerset is 2.5%. When compared to the South West (2.5%) and Great Britain (3.7%), North Somerset has faired comparatively well in the current economic climate in terms of unemployment. (Source: Nomis April 2013)
Over 55% (55.4%) of the working age population of North Somerset is educated to NVQ3 level and above, compared to the South West (57.1%) and Great Britain (55.1%) average. (Source: Nomis January - December 2012)
North Somerset’s gross weekly wage rates (£561.10) are above the South West’s (£476.50) and Great Britain's average (£508). (Source: Nomis 2012)
For more information download the labour market profile which includes data on population, employment by occupation and qualifications for North Somerset, the South West and England and Wales.
For information about tourism and its impact on North Somerset download our:
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.
Further information within this website
Elsewhere within this website you can find out more regarding:
- Business in North Somerset map (pdf, 12MB) - showing a selection of businesses in North Somerset and Weston-super-Mare including details of sector, location and company logo
- Business locations
- Business directory
Information on other websites
Elsewhere you can find:
- Intelligence West is a directory of data for the West of England.
- North Somerset Council provides demographic data including Census 2011 data and basic information about North Somerset’s 36 wards. Each ward profile contains a simple map, key facts and statistics on crime, deprivation, education, employment, health, housing, population and transport in that area.
- South West Observatory where you can access a network of analysts and information across a broad range of demographic, environmental and economic services regionally.