Official Statistics

Rural innovation statistics

Innovation statistics for rural and urban areas.



The Department for Business Innovation & Skills define innovation activity where enterprises have been engaged in any of the following:

  1. Introduction of a new or significantly improved product (good or service) or process;
  2. Engagement in innovation projects not yet complete or abandoned;
  3. New and significantly improved forms of organisation, business structures or practices and marketing concepts or strategies;
  4. Activities in areas such as internal research and development, training, acquisition of external knowledge or machinery and equipment linked to innovation activities.



  • businesses engaged in broader innovation

Data source: BIS Innovation survey

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification

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