Example Buckinghamshire’s economy – August 2018

The latest research on Buckinghamshire’s economy is in, giving us a greater understanding of how business, social and economic landscapes are changing over time.

Gross Disposable Household Income, 2017

At £27,304, Buckinghamshire’s per capita gross disposable household income (GDHI) is the 12th highest of the 179 NUTS 3 regions in the UK, ranking 2nd among England’s 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Buckinghamshire’s growth since 2012 has been above that of its NUTS2 area (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire), and its other NUTS3 areas (Berkshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire).

Read the full report on Buckinghamshire’s gross disposable household income >

Claimant count

Buckinghamshire’s claimant count rose by 70 in May to stand at 4,135, the highest it has been since March 2014, but still the 3rd lowest claimant count rate among the 26 county council areas and 2nd lowest among the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

There is now just over one job opening for every claimant in Buckinghamshire, while at the national level there are two claimants for every opening.

Read the full report on Buckinghamshire’s claimant count >

Labour market

See the latest UK labour market data here >

Read the ONS’s overview of the UK labour market here >