York in facts and figures

Area

  • Area – 270km2
  • Local Authority – City of  York Council

GVA

  • GVA – £5.07 billion (ONS 2015)
  • GVA per Worker – £48,259.77 (ONS 2015)

Population

  • Total Population – 206,900 (ONS population estimates 2015)
  • Total Population within 1hr – 4.5 million (estimate based on ONS population estimates 2015)
  • Working Age Population – 137,300 (ONS population estimates 2015)

Jobs and employment

  • Total Jobs – 116,000 (ONS Job Density 2015)
  • Total Jobs within 1hr – c1.9m (estimate based on ONS Job Density 2015)
  • Claimant Count  – 0.8% (ONS March 2017)
  • Employment Rate – 76.7% (ONS 2015)
  • Private Sector Jobs – 74,746 (ONS 2015)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment – 2.28 (2015)
  • Youth Claimant Count 0.62% (ONS Feb 2017)

Business and innovation

  • Total Business Units – 8,790 (ONS IDBR 2015)
  • Total Business Units within 1hr – 170,000 (estimate based on ONS IDBR 2015)
  • Business Churn Rate –  2.51% (ONS 2015)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) – 40.12 (ONS 2015)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) – 32.14 (ONS 2015)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population)  – 318.03 (ONS 2015)
  • Patents Granted (per 100,000 of population)  – 26.03 (ONS 2015)

Business Costs

  • Mean Office Rent City Centre Grade A  – £17 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)
  • Mean Office Rent City Centre Grade B – £12 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)
  • Mean Office Rent Out of Town Grade A  – £14.50 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)
  • Mean Office Rent Out of Town Grade B – £11 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)
  • Mean Industrial Rent Prime – £6.75 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)
  • Mean Industrial Rent Secondary £5.25 per sq ft (Colliers International, 2016)

Industrial structure

% employment by SIC (ONS BRES 2015)

  • B : Mining and quarrying
  0.0
  • C : Manufacturing
  4.4
  • D : Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  0.1
  • E : Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  0.2
  • F : Construction
  3.9
  • G : Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  16.7
  • H : Transportation and storage
  4.4
  • I : Accommodation and food service activities
  9.8
  • J : Information and communication
  2.5
  • K : Financial and insurance activities
  4.4
  • L : Real estate activities
  1.7
  • M : Professional, scientific and technical activities
  7.8
  • N : Administrative and support service activities
  7.8
  • O : Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  4.9
  • P : Education
  11.8
  • Q : Human health and social work activities
  15.7
  • R : Arts, entertainment and recreation
  2.9
  • S : Other service activities
  2.2

Skills and earnings

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings £509.60 (ONS ASHE 2016)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. 63.7% (ONS 2015)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above 42.7% (ONS APS 2015)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications 6.2% (ONS APS 2016)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK – 9.2% (ONS  2011 Census)
  • Population Aged 0-19 –  22.13% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Population Aged 20-29 – 17.12% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Population Aged 30-44 – 19.6% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Population Aged 45-64 –  24.28% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Population Aged 65+ – 16.87% (ONS 2011 Census)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership – 13.98% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free – 19.17% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home – 66.85% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio – 9.68 (Centre for Cities 2016)
  • Housing Stock – 87,210 (Centre for Cities 2016)
  • Mean house price –  £246,857.97 (Centre for Cities 2016)

Travel and environment

  • Commuting by Bicycle – 11.25 (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro –  9.66% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Commuting by Other Methods – 0.42% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle –  51.57% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • Commuting on Foot  – 17.68% (ONS 2011 Census)
  • People who Work from Home – 9.42% (ONS 2011 Census)

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