An annual report which includes data on Gross Value Added, employee jobs, hourly earnings by gender, employment by qualification level and some local authority estimates for 2018.

Key points

  • Just over two thirds of VAT or PAYE registered enterprises were in a priority sector in 2017.
  • The priority sectors accounted for 45% of employment in Wales in 2017. 
  • In 2016, the rate of new businesses for the priority sectors was above that of the non-priority sectors (12.4% vs. 10.7%).
  • Full-time average (median) gross weekly earnings for employees in the priority sectors were slightly higher than those in non-priority sectors in 2017 (£501.60 vs. £495.20).

Revision note

The report and tables were updated on 12 September 2018 to include new data for Gross Value Added (GVA) from the Annual Business Survey.

Reports

Priority sector statistics, 2018 - Revised
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Priority sector statistics, 2018 - Revised: tables
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Priority sub-sector statistics, 2018 - Revised : tables
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Priority sector statistics, 2018: Sub-Wales: tables
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Contact

Alex Fitzpatrick

Tel: 0300 025 9016

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099