State of the Park

Dolgellau

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Economic Activity

The infographic below offers a summary of some of the key economic data for Snowdonia National Park.

The percentage of economically active people in the National Park who are self- employed is 10.2% higher than the national average. This trend is also true for the percentage of people who are retired within the Park. This is 4.4% higher than the national average and also 2.3% higher than the 2001 census. The National Park also has a lower percentage of people with full time jobs in comparison with the national percentage. The table below shows a breakdown of economic activity within the National Park and compares the data with 2001 figures as well as national percentages.

Economic Activity

  Actual number SNPA - 2001 Census% SNPA - 2011 Census% Wales - 2011 Census % Wales - 2001 Census %
All categories: Economic activity 18,887     
Economically active: Employee: Part-time 2,547 13.5% 11.6% 13.9% 11.3%
Economically active: Employee: Full-time 5,660 30.0% 29.0% 35.6% 36.2%
Economically active: Self- employed 3,557 18.8% 17.7% 8.6% 7.7%
Economically active: Unemployed 583 3.1% 3.5% 4.3% 3.5%
Economically active: Full- time student 356 1.9% 1.4% 3.3% 2.3%
Economically inactive: Retired 3,881 20.5% 18.2% 16.1% 14.8%
Economically inactive: Student (including full-time students) 674 3.6% 3.8% 6.0% 6.4%
Economically inactive: Looking after home or family 573 3.0% 5.8% 3.8% 9.2%
Economically inactive: Other 369 2.0% 3.1% 2.0% 3.5%
Unemployed: Age 16 to 24 166 0.9% 0.7% 1.4% 1.0%
Unemployed: Age 50 to 74 146 0.8% 1.0% 0.7% 0.6%
Unemployed: Never worked 59 0.3% 0.2% 0.7% 0.3%
Long-term unemployed 220 1.2% 1.3% 1.7% 1.1%