Economic information and analysis
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.
- December 2017 Economic Quarterly (pdf, 268k) (opens new window)
- September 2017 Economic Quarterly (pdf, 247k) (opens new window)
- June 2017 Economic Quarterly (pdf, 365k) (opens new window)
- March 2017 Economic Quarterly (pdf, 274k) (opens new window)
We only keep 2 years of briefings online.
To see previously published briefings for 2016 and earlier, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GVA for Bristol from 1998 to 2016: January 2018 (pdf, 607k) (opens new window)
- University Participation Rates in Bristol for 2009-15 (pdf, 654k) (opens new window)
- Survival of businesses born in Bristol since 2003: July 2017 (pdf, 427k) (opens new window)
- Bristol City Centre office market since 2006: February 2017 (pdf, 165k) (opens new window)
- The Productivity of the Bristol Economy 2004 to 2015: February 2017 (pdf, 448k) (opens new window)
- GVA for Bristol from 1997 to 2015: January 2017 (pdf, 511k) (opens new window)
- Earnings Gap for Bristol Residents: November 2016 (pdf, 372k) (opens new window)
- Employee Jobs in Bristol Since 1995: November 2016 (pdf, 49k) (opens new window) (pdf, 49k) (opens new window)
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
- Summary of Bristol Local Economic Assessment 2011 (pdf, 1.5 MB) (pdf, 1.5MB) (opens new window)
- Bristol Local Economic Assessment March 2011 (pdf, 3.6MB) (opens new window)
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 email@example.com
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.