About the data
In 2019 there were 0.89 jobs per person in Somerset, a slightly higher job density than that of the Heart of the South West LEP area (0.87) and the UK (0.88), though slightly lower than that of the South West (0.91).
Job density in Somerset increased steadily in the four years prior to 2018 from a low point of 0.83 in 2014. Somerset’s job density has been consistently higher than England’s.
The highest job density estimate in Somerset at this district authority level was in Somerset West & Taunton (0.99) and the lowest was in Sedgemoor (0.82).
Source: ONS, NOMIS, Job Density, March 2021