10 Graphs That Show How The North Of England's Economy Is Struggling
It's not all grim up north. But it's certainly harder to get by.
Welcome to the north of England. It's a brilliant place. But its economy is struggling when compared to the rest of the UK.
1. The percentage of the UK's population that lives in the north is now lower than in the early 19th century.
2. Disposable income in almost every area of the north is below the English average.
3. The unemployment rate in the north is substantially higher than in the rest of England.
4. There are substantially fewer businesses per person in the north of England.
This chart shows the number of businesses per 10,000 adults in the north of England. It's 20% lower than the rest of England, suggesting it is a less enticing place to run a company.