Wakefield Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 340km2
  • Local Authorities Wakefield

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2019 1.7 (46/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2019 32.59 (54/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2019 37.9 (58/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2019 311.65 (51/63)
  • GDP per worker (£) 2018 55,226 (47/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2018 2.9 (62/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 5.39 (56/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2019 21.2 (32/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2019 13.57 (53/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2019 19.01 (38/63)
  • Population Aged 45-66 (%) 2019 29.4 (9/63)
  • Population Aged 67+ (%) 2019 16.83 (14/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2017 8,460 (49/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2017 7,370 (26/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2017 1,090 (62/62)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 23.59 (12/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 12.35 (61/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 64.05 (28/63)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio 2020 6.94 (39/62)
  • Housing Stock 2019 157,296 (23/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2020 174,047.9 (46/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2019 12.1 (14/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2019 47.32 (9/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2019 7.48 (12/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2019 6.34 (57/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2019 26.75 (42/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2021 5.85 (44/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2018 74.1 (35/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2019 116,000 (26/62)
  • Publicly Funded Jobs 2019 43,000 (29/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2019 2.7 (21/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) November 2020 8.69 (20/63)

Size

  • GDP (£ billion) 2018 8.8 (28/62)
  • Population 2019 348,310 (27/63)
  • Total Jobs 2019 157,000 (28/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2020 489.07 (29/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.37 (54/58)
  • Pupils achieving 9-4 grades in Maths & English at GCSE (%) 2019 66.68 (13/55)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2019 27.6 (53/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2019 9.1 (22/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2018 6.01 (6/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.23 (56/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 9.61 (42/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.33 (63/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 71.87 (10/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 9.47 (39/63)
  • Number of days of poor air quality 2019 21 (50/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.49 (43/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2019 44.65 (61/63)

Welfare

  • Total welfare spend (£ million) 2014 1,175.22 (22/62)
  • Welfare Spend Per Capita (£) 2014 3,546.23 (18/62)