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.
|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|
Well, it turns out, quite a lot, over 400 most months with a dip in December.
New startups in Leeds in 2012
New startups in Leeds in 2013
|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)
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 in 2012
Average House Price in Leeds in 2013
In the last 10 months between 500 and 700 properties change hands each month.
Property Sales in Leeds in 2012
Property Sales in Leeds in 2013
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