About the data
Devon’s employment is weighted towards the Retail, Tourism and Health sectors, between them accounting for almost 42% of employment in the county. However, these sectors are traditionally less productive and the high employment in these industries partially explains the productivity gap Devon faces.
The more productive sectors such as Finance & Insurance Activities and Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities are only 1.6% and 6.2% of total employment in the county, which is far less than what the national averages for these sectors are.
Percentage values may not add to 100, due to the data being from a survey. Rounding and low confidence in areas with a small sample may skew the data.
Last Updated: March 2019