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Swindon's Economic Stats

Check out some of Swindon's Economic Statistics!

Business growth in Swindon has been supported by people having the right mix of skills and level of productivity.

Compared to the UK and South West averages, Swindon's workforce has a Gross Value Added or GVA (an economic performance measure) of over £27,500 per head, far above the £20,000 and £18,000 averages of other towns and cities across the country.

Some of Swindon's many economic achievements include:

  • The fourth highest GVA-per-hour location in the UK outside of London.
  • Just over 40% of Swindon's population is employed at managerial, professional and skilled levels.
  • Swindon is the sixth in the UK for high qualifications-to-innovation per 100,000 of the population (Centre for Cities, 2012).
  • Swindon has a high number of young qualified professionals working within a knowledge-based economy.

Here are our top 5 reasons why we think Swindon is so successful:

  1. It’s only 1 hour from London by train, and 45 minutes from Bristol, Reading and Cheltenham by car: meaning you can tap into a much wider pool of people.
  2. 76% of schools in Swindon are rate "good" or "outstanding" and as well as great schools residential areas, are affordable.
  3. The National Trust, Intel, Zurich, Nationwide, WHSmith, English Heritage, Honda, BMW and many more top names all operate from Swindon.
  4. Commercial property rent on average is 50% lower than Reading and Milton Keynes.
  5. The £350 million town centre regeneration is underway.

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