State of the Park


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The infographic below compares the top 6 industries of employment within Snowdonia, with those of Wales

The table below gives a full breakdown of the industry of employment results from the 2011 census. Due to category changes in the question asked within the 2011 census (in comparison with the 2001 census) only 2011 figures are shown here.

 Actual numberSNPA - 2011 Census%Wales - 2011 Census %
All categories: Industry12,074  
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing8707.2%1.7%
B Mining and quarrying360.3%0.2%
C Manufacturing6895.7%10.5%
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply1110.9%0.8%
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities1461.2%0.9%
F Construction1,1999.9%8.2%
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles1,53212.7%15.6%
H Transport and storage3522.9%3.9%
I Accommodation and food service activities1,39911.6%6.2%
J Information and communication1761.5%2.3%
K Financial and insurance activities1461.2%3.1%
L Real estate activities1541.3%1.2%
M Professional, scientific and technical activities4733.9%4.3%
N Administrative and support service activities4473.7%4.0%
O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security6245.2%7.9%
P Education1,44812.0%10.1%
Q Human health and social work activities1,54612.8%14.5%
R, S, T, U Other7266.0%4.5%

Some of the percentages seen within Snowdonia National Park correspond with the national percentages, although there are far less people employed within ‘manufacturing’ in the Park than the national average.

Some industries more important to Snowdonia National Park, when compared with national averages, are ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ and ‘Accommodation and food service activities’. This highlights the importance of the agricultural and tourism related industries to the area and its role in supporting local employment.