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.
Demographic change in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire’s population is projected to increase by 40,224, or 7.5 per cent, between 2016 and 2026, reaching 573,280. Buckinghamshire’s rate of growth will be above the national and regional rates, ranking 7th highest among both the 27 county council areas and the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
Aylesbury Vale is projected to account for 68.1 per cent of Buckinghamshire’s growth to 2026, and 67.1 per cent from 2026 to 2036.
Disposable household income in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire’s gross disposable household income stood at a new high of £14.1bn in 2016. At £26,570, Buckinghamshire’s per capita gross disposable household income (GDHI) is the 12th highest of the 179 NUTS 3 regions in the UK.
Over the next ten years, Buckinghamshire’s disposable household income is forecast to grow slightly faster than across the country as a whole.
Buckinghamshire’s claimant count fell for a second successive month in May to stand at 3,075, or 0.9 per cent of working age residents, the 3rd lowest level among the 27 county council areas and 2nd lowest among the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
Over the last year, the county’s claimant count has risen by 2.0 per cent, the third lowest rise recorded among both the 27 county council areas and 38 LEPs, and well below the 11.4 per cent rise recorded across the country.