Luton Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 40km2
  • Local Authorities Luton

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2015 11.3 (4/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2015 34 (27/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2015 66.37 (8/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2015 286.45 (37/63)
  • GVA per Worker (£) 2015 55,226.65 (13/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2015 6.83 (60/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 30.94 (3/63)
  • Population Aged 0-19 (%) 2011 28.34 (4/63)
  • Population Aged 20-29 (%) 2011 17.44 (12/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2011 21.62 (13/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2011 20.85 (60/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2011 11.75 (59/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2014 14,910 (23/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2014 10,510 (16/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2014 4,400 (37/62)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 15.77 (47/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 23.68 (7/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 60.55 (41/63)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio 2016 9.12 (18/62)
  • Housing stock 2015 77,100 (50/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2016 224,900 (21/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2015 10.02 (22/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2015 47.43 (8/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2015 6.91 (43/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2015 10.81 (37/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2015 24.84 (49/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) October 2017 1.83 (35/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2015 68.5 (53/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2015 66,500 (46/62)
  • Publicly funded jobs 2015 22,000 (53/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2015 3.03 (14/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) October 2017 1.64 (46/63)

Size

  • GVA (£ bn) 2015 4.89 (46/62)
  • Population 2015 214,700 (46/63)
  • Total Jobs 2015 87,000 (50/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2016 527.6 (15/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2013 0.42 (11/58)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2015 53 (38/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2015 29.8 (40/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2015 14.8 (5/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2014 3.7 (62/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.29 (54/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 13.37 (24/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.68 (12/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 65.12 (34/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 12.62 (16/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 6.92 (53/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2016 92.93 (2/63)

Welfare

  • Total welfare spend (£ million) 2014 659.78 (44/62)
  • Welfare Spend Per Capita (£) 2014 3,126.92 (44/62)