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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Turnover by size-band, area and year
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[Expand]United Kingdom(r) 655,027(r) 453,162(r) 463,698(r) 1,646,451(r) 3,218,339(p) 514,318(p) 495,310(p) 501,629(p) 1,670,742(p) 3,181,999
[Collapse]Wales(r) 20,107(r) 13,150(r) 14,236(r) 69,619(r) 117,113(p) 16,038(p) 13,745(p) 16,238(p) 69,009(p) 115,030
Wales[Collapse]North Wales(r) 4,730(r) 3,497(r) 4,226(r) 14,348(r) 26,801(p) 3,688(p) 3,767(p) 4,272(p) 14,072(p) 25,799
North WalesIsle of Anglesey(r) 443(r) 292(r) 218(r) 725(r) 1,679(p) 345(p) 279(p) 221(p) 743(p) 1,588
Gwynedd(r) 1,002(r) 605(r) 806(r) 1,419(r) 3,832(p) 731(p) 567(p) 788(p) 1,419(p) 3,504
Conwy(r) 849(r) 452(r) 498(r) 1,127(r) 2,927(p) 571(p) 701(p) 373(p) 1,122(p) 2,766
Denbighshire(r) 673(r) 435(r) 322(r) 1,117(r) 2,547(p) 537(p) 466(p) 371(p) 1,162(p) 2,536
Flintshire(r) 970(r) 840(r) 1,457(r) 6,547(r) 9,814(p) 790(p) 898(p) 1,378(p) 6,472(p) 9,538
Wrexham(r) 792(r) 872(r) 925(r) 3,413(r) 6,003(p) 715(p) 855(p) 1,143(p) 3,155(p) 5,868
[Collapse]Mid Wales(r) 1,991(r) 1,136(r) 705(r) 1,974(r) 5,806(p) 1,631(p) 1,099(p) 680(p) 2,007(p) 5,416
Mid WalesPowys(r) 1,357(r) 721(r) 549(r) 1,479(r) 4,106(p) 1,151(p) 745(p) 533(p) 1,358(p) 3,787
Ceredigion(r) 634(r) 415(r) 156(r) 495(r) 1,700(p) 480(p) 353(p) 147(p) 649(p) 1,629
[Collapse]South West Wales(r) 4,087(r) 2,709(r) 2,783(r) 21,001(r) 30,580(p) 3,235(p) 2,639(p) 3,486(p) 20,548(p) 29,908
South West WalesPembrokeshire(r) 1,059(r) 494(r) 647(r) 10,792(r) 12,992(p) 821(p) 512(p) 1,261(p) 10,894(p) 13,488
Carmarthenshire(r) 1,281(r) 736(r) 590(r) 2,801(r) 5,408(p) 1,148(p) 698(p) 649(p) 2,835(p) 5,331
Swansea(r) 1,113(r) 895(r) 762(r) 3,502(r) 6,273(p) 838(p) 914(p) 862(p) 3,991(p) 6,606
Neath Port Talbot(r) 634(r) 584(r) 783(r) 3,906(r) 5,907(p) 428(p) 515(p) 714(p) 2,827(p) 4,484
[Collapse]South East Wales(r) 9,299(r) 5,808(r) 6,523(r) 32,297(r) 53,926(p) 7,483(p) 6,240(p) 7,800(p) 32,383(p) 53,907
South East WalesBridgend(r) 658(r) 561(r) 671(r) 4,660(r) 6,550(p) 560(p) 570(p) 839(p) 4,660(p) 6,628
Vale of Glamorgan(r) 731(r) 369(r) 485(r) 1,929(r) 3,514(p) 592(p) 352(p) 385(p) 1,933(p) 3,262
Rhondda Cynon Taf(r) 1,000(r) 830(r) 868(r) 3,338(r) 6,037(p) 904(p) 892(p) 1,012(p) 3,606(p) 6,414
Merthyr Tydfil(r) 212(r) 188(r) 153(r) 1,313(r) 1,866(p) 189(p) 190(p) 159(p) 1,343(p) 1,881
Caerphilly(r) 737(r) 556(r) 921(r) 2,351(r) 4,565(p) 576(p) 550(p) 1,016(p) 2,225(p) 4,367
Blaenau Gwent(r) 302(r) 186(r) 299(r) 687(r) 1,474(p) 264(p) 240(p) 312(p) 775(p) 1,591
Torfaen(r) 391(r) 445(r) 392(r) 1,200(r) 2,428(p) 311(p) 452(p) 440(p) 1,270(p) 2,474
Monmouthshire(r) 758(r) 392(r) 452(r) 1,798(r) 3,400(p) 624(p) 426(p) 517(p) 1,799(p) 3,366
Newport(r) 2,555(r) 596(r) 716(r) 3,835(r) 7,702(p) 1,885(p) 629(p) 1,119(p) 3,911(p) 7,543
Cardiff(r) 1,954(r) 1,684(r) 1,565(r) 11,187(r) 16,391(p) 1,579(p) 1,940(p) 2,001(p) 10,861(p) 16,381
[Expand]West Wales and the Valleys(r) 10,991(r) 7,675(r) 8,086(r) 39,432(r) 66,183(p) 8,702(p) 7,900(p) 9,162(p) 39,521(p) 65,285
[Expand]East Wales(r) 9,117(r) 5,476(r) 6,150(r) 30,187(r) 50,929(p) 7,336(p) 5,845(p) 7,076(p) 29,489(p) 49,745

Metadata

Title
Detailed size analysis of business, Wales and UK

Last update
29 November 2018 29 November 2018

Next update
November 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR), Office for National Statistics

Contact email
economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
United Kingdom

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This dataset provides data on the structure of enterprises active in Wales, including estimates for the very smallest businesses that operate below the VAT threshold. The variables analysed are counts of the enterprises active in each area, together with related employment and turnover aggregates in each of the given size bands, based on the number of UK employees in the enterprise as a whole.

Data collection and calculation
The data given are based on enterprises with some activity in Wales, regardless of the region of registration. In this context, an enterprise is taken to be an entire organisation, including its head office and all the individual UK sites, wherever they may be located. The region of the enterprise is usually based on the location of its head office, although the sites may be located in other regions. The figures given for employment and turnover for Wales in this analysis relate only to the sites of the enterprises located in Wales.
In all cases, the size band of the enterprise is based on the number of UK employees (whether full-time or part-time) in the enterprise. This ensures that an enterprise employing 10,000 UK staff but only a handful in Wales is categorised as a large, and not a micro, enterprise.
The enterprises covered are all private sector enterprises (that is companies, sole-proprietorships, partnerships, private non-profit making bodies and mutual associations), plus public corporations and nationalised bodies. Local and central government organisations are excluded.
The data have been derived from a number of sources. The primary source is a detailed extract taken in March of each year from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) maintained by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This gives details of all enterprises active in Wales, including the UK employment and turnover and derived figures for the Welsh elements of employment and turnover (using information about the sites in each enterprise which are located in Wales). It also includes identifiers for industry (using Standard Industrial Classification), geographical location and legal status of each enterprise, thus allowing the analysis given here.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2003 to 2018

Rounding applied
As all enterprise counts and employment aggregates in this dataset have been independently rounded to the nearest 5 and 100 respectivley, and all turnover aggregates independently rounded to the nearest million pounds, the figures may not add up exactly.
In order to avoid suppression of data due to disclosure control (which must occur for any aggregates based on less than 20 enterprises), some of the size bands have been presented in an aggregated form. These aggregated size bands have been chosen to limit the amount of aggregation whilst ensuring no data are suppressed.

Statistical quality
The IDBR covers a very high proportion of the employment and turnover in the UK, but because it excludes most of the very large number of smallest businesses that operate below the VAT threshold, its coverage in terms of the number of enterprises is only partial (around 50%). In order to correct for this, the figures presented here include estimates for unregistered enterprises, together with their related employment and turnover. These estimates for unregistered enterprises are calculated using a combination of: IDBR data; information on persons who are self-employed in their main or second job, taken from the Labour Force Survey carried out by the ONS; and information on the numbers of sole traders and partnerships from the Survey of Personal Incomes data provided by the Inland Revenue.
A fuller description of the methodology used can be found in the document in the main Business Structure folder in this area of StatsWales.
Estimates for turnover exclude figures for the financial and business services sector throughout this dataset. This is because the turnover information that is recorded on the IDBR for enterprises in the financial services sector also includes the amounts involved in the transactions carried out by these enterprises and is therefore not comparable to turnover information in the other sectors.
In order to avoid suppression of data due to disclosure control (which must occur for any aggregates based on less than 20 enterprises), some of the size bands have been presented in an aggregated form. These aggregated size bands have been chosen to limit the amount of aggregation whilst ensuring no data are suppressed.

Keywords
Welsh Business Structure