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Sub-regional productivity

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  • Release date: 6 February 2019
  • Period covered: 2002-2017
A report, published by the Office for National Statistics, includes data for the sub-Wales regions.

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

  • GVA per hour worked for 2017 in East Wales was 89.2% of the UK figure and in West Wales and the Valleys was 79.5% of the UK average. Between 2016 and 2017 GVA per hour increased in both East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys relative to the UK (up 0.4 and 0.1 percentage points, respectively).
  • GVA per job (relative to the UK) in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys at 87.5% and 77.4% of the UK average respectively for 2017. Between 2016 and 2017 GVA per job in East Wales increased by 0.5 percentage points relative to the UK average and West Wales and the Valleys increased by 0.2 percentage points (to one decimal place.).
  • Estimates published in December 2018 show that GVA per head (relative to the UK) in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys at 89.9% and 62.8% of the UK average per head respectively in 2017. Between 2016 and 2017 GVA per head in West Wales and the Valleys fell by 0.3 percentage points relative to the UK average, whilst East Wales increased by 0.2 percentage points.

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

  • Powys had the lowest GVA per hour worked of the 174 NUTS3 areas in the UK in 2017 (65.2% of the UK figure) and Gwynedd had the fifth lowest (65.2% of the UK figure). Flintshire and Wrexham were the highest ranked Welsh NUTS3 area (at 96.4% of the UK figure).
  • Powys was the NUTS3 area with the lowest GVA per job in Wales in 2017 (at 65.9% of the UK average per job). Flintshire and Wrexham was the highest ranked Welsh NUTS3 area (at 96.4% of the UK average).

Note

As agreed with the Office for Statistics Regulation, these statistics will be updated at 12.30pm on the day of release by ONS.

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Alex Fitzpatrick
Tel: 0300 025 9016
Email: economic.stats@gov.wales

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