% of Total Employment in the Knowledge Intensive Industries (as at 2011)

Knowledge-Intensive Sectors are often highlighted as particularly important in an economy as they are typically highly productive. They have high levels of innovation and often demand a highly skilled workforce. The employment levels in knowledge intensive sectors vary across the county, the majority of districts, with the exception of Exeter fall below the national average.

Source: ONS Business Register and Employment Survey 2011

Area % of Total Employment in Knowledge Intensive Industries
Devon 45.2
Plymouth 56.1
Torbay 51.0
Somerset 47.3
England 51.5
East Devon 41.7
Exeter 57.3
Mid Devon 39.0
North Devon 42.9
South Hams 41.0
Teignbridge 39.0
Torridge 41.1
West Devon 36.3