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Local economic information

To help businesses with their relocation decisions, we have created an economic profile for Ashfield.

Economic profile

  • 79,200 people aged between 16 and 65
  • 38,900 males and 40,300 females
  • Job density - 0.68 (This is the number of jobs available per person of our working age population)
  • Average wages - £536 per week (This is 7% lower than regional average)
  • Unemployment - 3,005 people (This equates to 3.8% of the working age population): Taken from July 2022 NOMIS Data.
  • Average housing prices - £178,385 (This is 34% lower than regional average)
  • Number of businesses - 4296 businesses (As identified in July 2002 from FAME)
  • Number of business parks - 11 (See the commercial property page for details)
  • Number of retail shops - 700
  • Number of people employed in our district - 54,000
  • GDP £3.3 Billion; Ashfield contributes 0.2% to the UK Economy.

Major industries

  • Health - 23.1%
  • Manufacturing - 15.4%
  • Construction - 9.6%
  • Retail - 6.7%
  • Transport and storage - 6.7%.

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This page was last updated August 2022.