Economic information and analysis

Economic information and analysis

Bristol economy

Economic Briefing

We publish a quarterly Economic Briefing that provides an overview of the Bristol economy and information on the local labour market and commercial and industrial development. The briefing also captures recent business news including significant job gains and losses, and major development proposals.



We only keep 2 years of briefings online. 

To see previously published briefings for 2017 and earlier, email

Additional information

Further information on the Bristol economy, including information on business sectors and commercial development, is presented on our Invest in Bristol and Bath website.

The Office for National Statistics produce labour market details for every local authority in England and Wales. The Bristol details can be found at Labour Market Profile Bristol.

Local Economic Assessment (LEA)

Bristol's LEA was published in March 2011

The LEA will inform priorities and actions to support local sustainable economic growth.

It's been designed to provide a shared understanding of the local economy - with an emphasis on the views of local businesses.

If you have any questions about Bristol's LEA please contact

Regional and national

West of England

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership provides economic intelligence, data and links to sources of data for the region.


The Nomis - official labour market statistics website is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to give free access to detailed UK labour market information. 


The Eurostat’s website is a free service of the European Union that provides statistical information at the European level to enable comparisons between countries and regions.