This factsheet compares Gloucester with the five most similar European cities in terms of size and industrial structure. These are: Caen (France), Reims (France), Dijon (France), Le Mans (France) and Aalborg (Denmark).
Comparing cities in this way helps us to understand more about how well UK cities are competing on an international scale because it groups cities with similar industrial structures, rather than on their resulting economic performance. The factsheet also compares the relative strengths and weaknesses of Gloucester to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Gloucester is a small city with a fairly large public sector.
Gloucester has high employment compared to the cities in the group. However, it performs less well on other indicators including productivity, jobs and business.
This option generates a factsheet of all the available data for one UK city and the five most similar cities based on population size and industrial structure. From here you can explore the rest of the tool to create charts and tables based on the city selection.
This option will take you to the main data tool and allows you to create bar charts, scatter plots and tables for the full dataset of 330 European cities, or any selection of cities you choose.Go to the European Cities Data Tool