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Priority sector statistics

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  • Release date: 27 September 2017
  • Period covered: 2016
An annual report which includes data on Gross Value Added (GVA), employee jobs, hourly earnings by gender, employment by qualification level and some local authority estimates.

Key points

  • Just over two thirds of VAT or PAYE registered enterprises were in a priority sector in 2016.
  • The priority sectors accounted for 45 per cent of employment in Wales in 2016.
  • In 2015 the rate of new businesses for the priority sectors was above that of the non-priority sectors (12.8 per cent vs. 9.0 per cent).
  • Full-time average (median) gross weekly earnings for employees in the priority sectors were slightly lower than those in non-priority sectors in 2016 (£489 vs. £495).
  • GVA per hour worked in the priority sectors was higher than that of the non-priority sectors (£30 vs. £18) in 2015.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6960
Email: economic.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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