Indicator Index – 10 Years of Tax Data Tool

This data tool shows 10 years of data on taxes generated in cities in Great Britain, and has been created to complement the July 2015 report 10 Years of Tax.

All cities are shown as Primary Urban Areas (PUA), you can find a definition of the PUA here.

For more information on the methodology for collecting the data, please see the report’s online Appendix.

All data shown is for the tax year from April to May. However, the tool only shows the first year date. Therefore for 2004/05 tax year, 2004 is shown on the data tool. All data is in 2014/15 prices.


Size and Economy

This set of indicator is intended to support the tax data and comes from the Centre for Cities main Cities Outlook dataset.

Employment rate

The percentage of people employed in that city as a proportion of the total working age population.


The total Gross Value Added (GVA) for the city. GVA is a measure of economic output for a city.


The number of people living in the city.

Total jobs

The total number of jobs in that city.

Total Taxes

This set of indicators refers to the sum of taxes generated per city in each category.

Capital Taxes

The sum of corporation tax, capital gains, bank levy, inheritance tax, SD on shares, insurance premium tax, and Swiss capital tax.

Consumption Tax

The Valued Added Tax (VAT) collected within a city

Economy Taxes

These are the total of all the other tax indicators – Capital, Consumption, Labour and Land and Property – combined.

It is for this reason that economy taxes cannot be compared on the stacked bar chart option of the tool. This chart option is intended to show how the other taxes make up the whole ‘economy tax’.

Labour Taxes

The sum of income tax and national insurance contributions generated within a city.

Land and Property Taxes

The sum of stamp duty land tax, council tax and business rates generated within a city.

Taxes per Job

This set of indicators shows the taxes generated but divided by the number of jobs within the city to help show the relative size of tax generated. Each tax indicator is the same as the above.

Once again, economy taxes per job cannot be used in a stacked bar chart, because this is the total of the other per job indicators combined.