Leeds Facts and Figures

On this page I hope to build up a resource of facts and figures about the Leeds economy. So if you have any thoughts, ideas or sources of data I can turn into nice graphs please let me know.

Some basic facts and figures

Population of Leeds 750,700
Working age population 502,700
The total value of goods and services produced in Leeds £18 billion
Average weekly wage for people working in Leeds £419

How many businesses start in Leeds every month?

Well, it turns out, quite a lot, over 400 most months with a dip in December.

New Startups in Leeds 2012

New startups in Leeds in 2012

New Startups in Leeds 2013

New startups in Leeds in 2013

Size of businesses in Leeds in terms of employees

The size of businesses in Leeds in terms of employees
Micro 21,565 (86.5%) have 0 to 9 employees
Small 4,455 (10.8%) have 10 to 49 employees
Medium 1,165 (2.3%) have 50 to 249 employees
Large 220 (0.6%) have 250 or more employees

Based on 2012 data. In 2012 there were 27,405 active businesses in Leeds (VAT/PAYE)

Employees By Sector

Employment By Sectors In Leeds

What's the average house price in Leeds?

Well it's been hovering around the £125,000 mark for the last 10 months but consistently declining, with a brief hiatus in the spring.

Average House Price in Leeds 2012

Average House Price in Leeds in 2012

Average House Price in Leeds 2013

Average House Price in Leeds in 2013

How many properties get sold in Leeds every month?

In the last 10 months between 500 and 700 properties change hands each month.

Property Sales in Leeds 2012

Property Sales in Leeds in 2012

Property Sales in Leeds 2013

Property Sales in Leeds in 2013

What is the monthly value of the market for estate agents in Leeds?

If we look at May 2013 there were 697 property sales, the average property value in May was £121,839 so if the estate agent on average charges 1.8% then the estate agent market in May in Leeds was worth around 697 x 1.8% of £121,839 = £1,528,592

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