Official Statistics

Rural productivity and Gross Value Added (GVA) statistics

Productivity levels in rural and urban areas in England.



Economic productivity of rural and urban areas, including output per job and by industry.

Metadata Indicators:

  • Gross Value Added (GVA) of Predominantly Rural and Predominantly Urban areas
  • Gross Value Added (GVA) per job
  • Gross Value Added (GVA) by broad industrial sector

Data source: Office for National Statistics

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Local Authority Rural-Urban Classification 2001 and 2011; NUTS3 and NUTS4 Rural-Urban Classification.

Next release date: tba

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 31 January 2013
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Published today, latest rural statistics on productivity in rural areas by industry
  2. Published today, latest statistics on rural productivity
  3. Rural productivity and gross value added (GVA)
  4. 2016 rural urban gross value added (GVA) and productivity figures released.
  5. Updated to include 2015 data on Rural Productivity.
  6. Published today, new time-series analysis of rural productivity from 2001 to 2014 has been included in the Rural Productivity and Gross Value Added publication
  7. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  8. Provisional 2014 figures for rural productivity measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) have been published.
  9. Revisions to rural productivity and Gross Value Added (GVA) statistics which replaces those released on 18th December 2014.
  10. Latest estimated Gross Value Added (GVA) for rural and urban areas released today.
  11. Rural-urban GVA for tourism related industries published today as part of the productivity series.
  12. First published.