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 number||SNPA - 2011 Census%||Wales - 2011 Census %|
|All categories: Industry||12,074|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||870||7.2%||1.7%|
|B Mining and quarrying||36||0.3%||0.2%|
|D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||111||0.9%||0.8%|
|E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||146||1.2%||0.9%|
|G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles||1,532||12.7%||15.6%|
|H Transport and storage||352||2.9%||3.9%|
|I Accommodation and food service activities||1,399||11.6%||6.2%|
|J Information and communication||176||1.5%||2.3%|
|K Financial and insurance activities||146||1.2%||3.1%|
|L Real estate activities||154||1.3%||1.2%|
|M Professional, scientific and technical activities||473||3.9%||4.3%|
|N Administrative and support service activities||447||3.7%||4.0%|
|O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security||624||5.2%||7.9%|
|Q Human health and social work activities||1,546||12.8%||14.5%|
|R, S, T, U Other||726||6.0%||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.