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Rural economy

This series brings together all documents relating to Rural economy

Contents

  1. Documents

This series relates to statistics on the rural economy and economic wellbeing. By looking at these statistics it is possible to see where rural areas are, on average, experiencing relatively positive outcomes and growth compared to urban areas or the national average. It is also possible to see where there are challenges or risks to rural areas.

Economic growth is typically measured in terms of the annual change in GDP or GVA per capita, and is a key driver of living standards and economic welfare. Growth can be achieved by increasing the factors of production such as labour and capital. It can also be achieved by improving the productivity of these factors and the efficiency with which they are combined. Investment, skills, innovation, and enterprise play an important role in driving forward economic growth. Improvements across these dimensions should serve to raise both productivity and average incomes.

For information on current and completed rural evidence projects commissioned by Defra click here.

Documents

  1. Rural productivity

    • 8 August 2013
    • Statistics
  2. Quarterly Rural Economic Bulletin

    • 18 March 2014
    • Statistics
  3. Rural skills and qualifications

    • 31 January 2013
    • Statistics
  4. Rural investment

    • 30 January 2014
    • Statistics
  5. Rural businesses

    • 30 January 2014
    • Statistics
  6. Rural economic activity

    • 22 November 2013
    • Statistics
  7. Older people living in rural areas (feature report - March 2012)

    • 8 March 2012
    • Statistics
  8. Rural earnings

    • 13 March 2014
    • Statistics
  9. Rural tourism (feature report - December 2011)

    • 14 December 2011
    • Statistics
  10. Drivers of rural productivity

    • 29 November 2011
    • Statistics
  11. Rural economy growth review 2011: evidence report

    • 29 November 2011
    • Statistics
  12. Rural innovation

    • 12 September 2013
    • Statistics

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