The Local Economic Contribution of the Hospitality Industry

Oxford Economics was commissioned by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the economic contribution of the hospitality industry across the 391 local authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This online resource allows researchers to enter their postcode to find out the contribution of the hospitality industry to their local economies in terms of employment and gross value added (GVA) between 2010 and 2014.

The hospitality industry includes enterprises that provide accommodation, meals and drinks in venues outside of the home. These services are provided to both UK residents and overseas visitors.

Research note: The direct estimates presented in this workbook were primarily developed using the business register and employment survey (BRES). This is an employer survey which records a job at the location of employee’s workplace. As this is a sampled survey, the reliability of results will decrease as geographies get smaller or sectors increase in specificity. As such, results for the hospitality industry’s sub-sectors at the local authority level should be treated with caution. Conversely, due to the much larger sample sizes, results for the hospitality industry as a whole for individual local authorities should be treated with a reasonable degree of confidence and results for the UK and its regions for hospitality industry and its sub sectors should be treated with a strong degree of confidence.

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