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Somerset
Indicateurs démographique et économique (2002)
Auteur : Delphine Ducrot

SOMERSET (County)

Some indicators about population, economy and employment.

Agrandir

Key Statistics

Area : 3 451 sq km

Population 2002.01.01 (estimates) : 503 000 habitants

Percentage of United Kingdom population (estimates): 0.8

Percentage of regional population (estimates): 10.1

Gross Value Added (2002) : 6 301 £ million

Population

County
Population
(thousand)
Population change
(%)
Population per sq km
(hab./km²)
Dates
1981
1991
2001 *
2002 (est.) *
1991-2001 *
2001-2002
1991
2001 *
2002 (est.) *
Somerset
417
460
499
503
8.5
0.8
133
145
146
South West
4 252
4 666
4 827
4 959
3.5
2.7
196
203
208

Source : ONS, Region in Figures, 2004

* Methodological note :

The 2001 and 2002 population figures take account of the local government reorganisation in England which to place between 1 April 1995 and 1 April 1998.

A number of unitary authorities were created during this period. The 1981 and 1991 population figures take account of their presence in respect of the news areas.

Population demographic statistics

Births : 52 000

Deaths : 57 100

Live birth rate per 1000 population : 9.5

Death rate per 1000 population : 11.1

Net natural change : - 5 100

Resident population by age (%) :

Agrandir

Economy

United Kingdom G.V.A Total 2002 : 906 000 millions £

United Kingdom G.V.A per head 2002 : 15 273 £

Gross Value Added

G.V.A / £
1999
2000
2002
GVA £ million (at current basic prices)
5 193
5 747
6 301
GVA per head
10 574
11 635
12 528

Source : ONS, Region in Figures, 2004

VAT Stock of businesses 2001 (thousand) : 18.1

VAT, classification of business sites 2002 (%) : 8

Agrandir

Labour Market

Total employment United Kingdom (2002) : 27 433 000

Total employment region (2002) : 2 388 000

Employment and unemployement

Labour force
2002
Employees
199 746
Self employess
34 263
unemployed
8 016

Source : ONS, Region in Figures, 2004

Industrial composition of employee jobs 2002

not available


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