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List of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added

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List of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added

This is a list of ceremonial counties in England by gross value added for the year 2012. Data is gathered by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is given in terms of Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS), statistical area codes used for the European Union, which loosely follow administrative units of the United Kingdom.

Gross value added (GVA) is a measure of the value of goods and services produced in a localised area without considering taxes and subsidies (unlike gross domestic product (GDP). Additionally, the ONS's estimates on GVA adapt to regional disparities in commuting regions by allocating the GVA to the area in which an employee commuted from. They also use five-period moving averages to smooth data.


  • Table 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • Source 4


Rank County GVA (£million)
1 Greater London[note 1] 309,339
2 Greater Manchester 50,991
3 West Midlands 49,446
4 West Yorkshire 42,907
5 Hampshire 39,028
6 Surrey 32,736
8 Essex 30,852
8 Berkshire 30,465
9 Kent 30,359
10 Hertfordshire 27,273
11 Merseyside 25,319
12 Lancashire 23,848
13 Cheshire 21,883
14 Buckinghamshire 20,986
15 Tyne and Wear 20,737
16 South Yorkshire 20,636
17 Nottinghamshire 19,553
18 Cambridgeshire 19,096
19 Devon 18,649
20 Leicestershire and Rutland[note 2] 18,558
21 Derbyshire 17,426
22 West Sussex 17,183
23 Staffordshire 17,038
24 Lincolnshire 16,529
25 Oxfordshire 16,450
26 Norfolk 14,490
27 North Yorkshire[note 3] 14,591
28 Wiltshire 14,327
29 Northamptonshire 13,615
30 East Sussex 13,444
31 Dorset 13,411
32 Durham[note 4] 13,305
33 Suffolk 13,021
34 Gloucestershire 12,685
35 Bristol 11,740
36 Warwickshire 11,685
37 Bedfordshire 11,392
38 Worcestershire 9,437
39 Somerset 8,727
40 East Riding of Yorkshire 9,226
41 Cumbria 8,578
42 Shropshire 7,915
43 Cornwall 7,042
44 Northumberland 3,809
45 Herefordshire 2,825
46 Isle of Wight 1,946

See also


  1. ^ GVA data includes the ceremonial county of the City of London.
  2. ^ GVA data is for two ceremonial counties: Leicestershire and Rutland. Rutland's population represents 4% of the total population.
  3. ^ GVA data excludes all of the borough and unitary authority area of Stockton-on-Tees, which are listed uder County Durham instead. Parts of Stockton-on-Tees fall south of the River Tees and thus inside North Yorkshire's borders.
  4. ^ GVA data includes all of the borough and unitary authority area of Stockton-on-Tees; some of which spills south of the River Tees and thus includes parts of the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire.


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