This factsheet compares Swindon to the five most similar European cities in size and industrial structure. These are: Europ’ Essonne (Massy) (France) A Coruña (Spain) Mülheim a.d.Ruhr (Germany) Osnabrück (Germany) Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
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 Swindon to its European counterparts on variables such as skills, employment and productivity.
Swindon is a small city. It has a large private services and smaller public services sector.
Swindon performs well as part of its group and within European cities as a whole. It does particularly well on employment rate and is in the top 100 of 330 for both GVA per worker and patents. It however has fewer higher skilled people compared to its 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