Research and analysis

Low-carbon economy: size and performance

Data on activity in the UK low-carbon economy between 2010 and 2013 by sector and region.

Documents

The size and performance of the UK low-carbon economy

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Data tables: size and performance of the UK low-carbon economy

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Details

This study sets out a definition of the UK low-carbon economy, dividing it into 24 different sector areas, and presents data on the size and performance of it between 2010 and 2013.

The measures include:

  • employment
  • the number of firms
  • turnover
  • Gross Value Added
  • business investment

Employment data is available at a regional level. Figures are also provided on the UK supply chain activity supporting the low-carbon economy.

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the first estimate of results from a new survey on the UK low-carbon and renewable energy economy. The results are not directly comparable between the 2 studies because of differences in the methodology and the definition of the sector used. The ONS report presents data for 2014 and does not include the supply chain.

Published 24 March 2015