If you need a tradesperson live in the south east
- The South East boasts the highest number of tradespeople in the UK, with over 27,500 tradies on hand
- London residents benefit from the best tradespeople to household ratio, with 1 tradesperson on average available to attend to 131 households
- The North East is low on handy help, with just under 4,000 tradespeople servicing the region – 1 per 305 households
London, 5th October 2016: New analysis from business insurer Direct Line for Businesss1 reveals a plethora of trade talent in the South East, as the region is home to more tradespeople than any other region in the UK.
The South East boasts just over 27,500 tradespeople (27,515),each servicing 137.5 households. Other areas with high numbers of tradespeople are London (26,705), East England (19,870) and the South West (16,155). Overall, people working as tradespeople make up 2,500 per million of the UK population.
According to the analysis, tradesperson help is most sparse in the North East with one tradesperson servicing 305 households, more than double the number of homes that tradesmen in the East of England attend to. Other regions in need of more handy help include Scotland (one per 286 households), North West (one per 230 households) and Wales (one per 224 households).
Table One: Regional breakdowns of the UK’s tradespeople
|Region||Number of tradespeople||Number of households per tradespeople|
|Yorkshire & Humber||11,120||212.7|
Source: Analysis by Direct Line for Business
Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business said: “Developing electrical, plumbing, plastering and other trade skills is recognised as a valuable road to success.
“The research provides a nice snapshot of tradespeople hotspots up and down the country, and where it’s potentially easier to source help based on the ratio of tradespeople per household. In these areas where the numbers are high, a key differentiator for tradespeople can be having the right level insurance in place to protect themselves, their customers and livelihood.”
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Notes to Editors
1 Direct Line for Businesses’ analysis of ONS data covering the counts of micro employment size band classification (0-9 employees) enterprises, broken down by country and region for 2015
2 Direct Line for Business analysis of ONS data covering the Count of VAT and/or PAYE based Enterprises in the United Kingdom by specified Employment and Turnover Size bands as of March 2015
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