No Welsh Dragon

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Citation

(2008), "No Welsh Dragon", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 57 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2008.07957eab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


No Welsh Dragon

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 57, Issue 5

Productivity per job in Wales is lower than any other part of the UK, official statistics have revealed.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, Wales had the lowest output per filled job with a value of 86.2, based on a UK average of 100.

Wales also had the lowest gross value added (GVA) per head in the UK as well as the second lowest GVA per hour worked, with Northern Ireland bottom. (GVA measures the contribution to the overall economy by each individual.)

The most productive parts of the UK were London, the south east of England and England as a whole.