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Industries & Sectors


This area of the website is devoted to understanding the industrial and sectoral composition of Somerset’s economy.

The data is obtained using an econometric model designed specifically for Somerset and the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership. The model is built on robust input data and utilises strong econometric and statistical manipulation to produce reliably accurate output data at lower geographies and sectoral breakdowns than would otherwise be obtainable from national statistics.

To better understand the difference between industries and sectors and how they have been defined here, see the page below titled ‘Understanding Industries & Sectors’.

Proportion of Somerset's economy accounted for by services (2020)
Economic output (GVA) of manufacturing industry (2020)
Manufacturing jobs in Somerset (2020)