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Sub-regional productivity

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  • Release date: 6 January 2017
  • Period covered: 2002-2015
A report, published by the Office for National Statistics, includes data for the sub-Wales regions.

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics 2 (NUTS2) estimates

  • Gross Value Added (GVA) per hour worked (relative to the UK) for 2015 in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys was 84.3 per cent and 79.3 per cent of the UK average per hour worked respectively. Between 2014 and 2015 GVA per hour fell in both East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys by 0.6 and 0.5 percentage points relative to the UK average respectively.
  • GVA per filled job (relative to the UK) in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys at 82.7 per cent and 76.9 per cent of the UK average respectively for 2015. Between 2014 and 2015 GVA per filled job in East Wales fell by 0.6 percentage points relative to the UK average and West Wales and the Valleys fell by 0.4 percentage points.
  • Estimates published in December 2016 show that GVA per head (relative to the UK) in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys at 84.0 per cent and 63.3 per cent of the UK average per head respectively in 2015. Between 2014 and 2015 GVA per head in West Wales and the Valleys increased by 0.2 percentage points relative to the UK average, whilst East Wales increased by 0.8 percentage points.

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics 3 (NUTS3) estimates

  • Powys was the NUTS3 area with the lowest GVA per hour worked in the UK in 2015, and Gwynedd was the third lowest (at 65.3 per cent and 71.3 per cent of the UK average respectively). South West Wales, Conwy and Denbighshire, and the Isle of Anglesey were the fourth, fifth and sixth lowest in the UK (at 73.3, 74.4 and 74.6 per cent of the UK average respectively). The Central Valleys were the highest ranked Welsh NUTS3 area (at 89.3 per cent of the UK average).
  • Powys was the NUTS3 area with the lowest GVA per job in Wales in 2015 (at 67.2 per cent of the UK average per job). It was the third lowest in the UK. This was followed by South West Wales, Gwynedd and Conwy and Denbighshire which were the fourth, fifth and sixth lowest in the UK (at 71.9, 72.2 and 72.2 per cent of the UK average per job respectively). Flintshire and Wrexham was the highest ranked Welsh NUTS3 area (at 87.7 per cent of the UK average).

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