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Population



Aberdeen City & Shire
462,900

City of Aberdeen
217,120

Aberdeenshire
245,780

(June 2010 - National Records of Scotland)

Population age
City of Aberdeen: average age 38.45
Aberdeenshire: average age 38.49
Scotland as a whole: average age 38.97
(Source: 2001 census)

Employment


Aberdeen City and Shire has a higher level of production jobs and lower level of service jobs than the scottish average.

Unemployment figures (January 2015)


City of Aberdeen
1.0%

Aberdeenshire
0.7%

Scotland
2.4%

Average gross weekly earnings (2014)


City of Aberdeen
£763.10

Aberdeenshire
£681.10

Scotland
£600.00

(Source: Office for National Statistics 2015)

Gross Domestic Product


Aberdeen City and Shire
£12.34 billion

City of Aberdeen
£8.34 billion

Aberdeenshire
£3.70 billion

(Source: Mackay Consultants, October 2014)

GVA per head


In the UK NE Scotland ranks second only to Inner London in terms of GVA per head.

Aberdeen City and Shire
£36,242 per head

(Office for National Statistics March 2015 figures)

Gross Domestic Product


Aberdeen City and Shire
£12.34 billion

City of Aberdeen
£8.34 billion

Aberdeenshire
£3.70 billion

(Source: Mackay Consultants, October 2014)

GVA per head


In the UK, NE Scotland ranks second only to Inner London in terms of GVA (gross value added) per head.

Aberdeen City and Shire
£36,242 per head

Scotland
£26,424

UK
£20,571

(Office for National Statistics 2014/2015 figures)

Economic Activity


With less than one-tenth of the population Aberdeen City and Shire accounts for more than 26% of Scotland's private sector turnover.

The City of Aberdeen’s combined turnover is just under £55 billion, more than 21% of Scotland's total of £257.5 billion.
Source: Office for National Statistics 2011

Aberdeenshire's turnover of just under £12.5 billion represents 4.9% of the Scottish total.
Source: Office for National Statistics 2011

The business birth rate in Aberdeen City and Shire increased by 35% from 2005-2012, compared to 3% across Scotland.

Exports


Exports from Aberdeen City and Shire valued at £2.02 billion.
(2005 figures)

Intellectual Property


Aberdeen is tanked 4th among 64 cities in terms of the number of patents per 100,000 of population.

Number of businesses


Aberdeen City and Shire: 23,270 registered enterprises
City of Aberdeen: 9,495 registered enterprises
Aberdeenshire: 13,775 registered enterprises

Small businesses with less than 50 employees accounted for 93% of registered enterprises in Aberdeen City and Shire

Large businesses with 250 or more employees account for less than 5% of the registered enterprises in Aberdeen City and Shire

The turnover of registered enterprises in Aberdeen City and Shire was £68.2 billion

More than 30% of the registered enterprises in Aberdeen City and Shire are in the ‘professional, scientific and technical’ sector

2013 figures

Visitor Expenditure


Visitor expenditure in Grampian:
£769,000,000
(2013 estimate)

House prices


Average house price £217,821
Source: ASPC 2014/15

Land area


City of Aberdeen: 18,576 hectares
Aberdeenshire: 631,259 hectares

Weather


The average annual rainfall for Aberdeen is 608mm (24 inches).

Average temperatures


City of Aberdeen
January
Maximum 5ºC
Minimum 0ºC
Mean 3ºC

July
Maximum 18ºC
Minimum 11ºC
Mean 14ºC
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