Buckinghamshire’s economy – July 2018

The latest research on Buckinghamshire's economy is in, giving us a greater understanding of how business, social and economic landscapes are changing over time.

Company registrations

There were 1,287 businesses registered in Buckinghamshire in the second quarter of 2018 (April to June), according to Companies House.

Buckinghamshire ranked 4th among county council areas with 30.2 registrations for every 10,000 residents aged 16 or over. South Bucks recorded Buckinghamshire’s highest new registration rate.

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Buckinghamshire’s demography

Buckinghamshire’s population rose by 2,862 in 2017 to reach 535,918. At 0.5 per cent, the county’s annual rate of increase was the lowest since 2009.

Natural change made the largest contribution to the increase, with 1,662 more births than deaths, ahead of international migration (1,023) and internal migration (208). 

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House building

There were 1,850 new dwellings completed in Buckinghamshire in the year to the end of March 2018.

Aylesbury Vale has had the 21st highest house building rate of all 326 local authorities in England, with 63.8 per cent of Buckinghamshire’s new build housing growth in 2017 located in Aylesbury Vale.

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Claimant count

Buckinghamshire has the 3rd lowest claimant count rate among the 27 county council areas, ranking 2nd lowest among the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships. In the year to March 2018, Buckinghamshire’s unemployment rate of 1.8 per cent was the lowest among LEPs, well below the national rate of 4.4 per cent.

Over the last year Buckinghamshire has been the only LEP to have seen a fall in the claimant count. South Bucks’ claimant count has fallen 17.5 per cent in the last year, the largest fall seen in England.

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Labour market

See the latest UK labour market data here >

Read the ONS’s overview of the UK labour market here >