This factsheet shows how Northampton compares to the five most similar European cities in size and industrial structure. These are: Osnabrück (Germany), Almere (Netherlands), Amersfoort (Netherlands), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, (Netherlands), Breda (Netherlands)
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 Northampton to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Northampton is a small city with a fairly large private services and business services sector, and a relatively small manufacturing sector.
Northampton shows a mixed performance in its group with a high ranking on GVA and jobs but a low one on business stock. It has the highest unemployment rate of the group.
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