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Output by Industry

Gross Value Added (GVA) by industry is a measure of the value of goods and services produced in the economy, in a given industry. All GVA data is estimated by the ONS and modelled to a geography, so should be treated with care.

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Area line graph shows the trends over time. Use the geography filters to compare different areas and breakdown the data further using the industry filters. Right click the graph to show underlying data. Click to slide 2 for a map of Devon.

About the data

Public Administration, Education & Health is the largest sector in Devon with an output of over £3.5bn, followed by Distribution, Transport, Accommodation and Food at £3.17bn. Whilst output is high in these sectors, they employ large proportions of the labour force, reducing productivity and output per head.

Conversely the smallest sector by output in Devon, Finance and Insurance at £257m, is one of the most productive industries. Increasing output in more productive areas of the local economy is important if Devon is going to reduce the productivity gap with the national average. With a fully employed labour market, upskilling the labour force and increasing capital investment to boost innovation will become the principal means of increasing output in the economy.