21 February 2012

The UK's home office hotspots revealed


home office survey 2012home office workers in england and wales An analysis of home enterprise places the district of Surrey as the primary 'hotspot' for home offices amongst the 174 Principal Authority areas in England and Wales.

The 'hotspot' analysis ranks all the Authority areas on their volumes of home offices and their percentage of home offices as a proportion of all those in employment in the area. It shows that, with some 27,000 home offices and almost 5 per cent of total area employment working in home offices, Surrey marks itself out as the nation's top home office hotspot. In contrast, the 'average' Principal Authority in England & Wales is home to around 5,000 home offices, and accounts for 3 per cent of employment.

The Top 25 home office hotspots are dominated by the Greater South East (an area which comprises London, the South East and East of England). Just under two thirds (64 per cent) of the Top 25 are in the Greater South East, despite the fact the area only accounts for just over one third (36 per cent) of all Principal Authorities in England and Wales.

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