Statistics relating to the local and national economy
Bournemouth has a large tourist sector. In more recent years, financial services and public sector have also grown. The town has more activity in these areas when compared to the rest of England and Wales.
It has less activity in the transport, communications and manufacturing sectors.
Find the latest published information from the Office of National Statistics
Gross Value Added
We use Gross Value Added (GVA) to get an idea of how Bournemouth and Poole’s economy is doing. This also shows us which sectors are responsible for creating the most growth.
Business births and deaths
Our Business Demography statistics show the state of the economy. The latest data (2017) shows there the number of new firms starting up continues to exceed firms closing. The number of active enterprises in Bournemouth is higher than 2009 levels.
The latest house price data for the year ending March 2017 shows there were 3,539 housing sales. The mean price was £259,570.
Employment land monitoring
Our Authority Monitoring Report has a summary of the local economy. It also has information on employment sites available, land developed and its location.
Bournemouth Economic Bulletin
There’s a summary of the local economy in the latest Economic Bulletin (Autumn 2017).