About the data
In 2017 there were 0.87 jobs per person in Somerset, marginally lower than the job density for the South West (0.89), but marginally higher than that for the UK (0.85).
Job density in Somerset increased steadily in the four years prior to 2017 from a low point of 0.82 in 2013, all the time tracking lower than the job density for the South West but higher than for the UK.
Within Somerset, job density is highest in Taunton Deane (0.95) and lowest in Sedgemoor (0.75).
Source: ONS, NOMIS, Job Density, April 2019