Facts & Figures

Aerospace

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Overview
The UK’s aerospace sector is world-leading, generating well-paid jobs, high-tech exports and sustainable growth across the country.

  • Productivity growth of 25% since 2010
  • Employs 90% (99k) of its workers outside London and the South East
  • Paying an average salary of almost £43k, 45% more than the national average

Sources: Oxford Economics, BEIS, ADS

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Defence

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The UK is the second largest defence exporter in the world, which helps deliver the equipment and services our armed forces and security services need to safeguard national security.

  • Productivity growth of 31% since 2010
  • Employs 4.4K apprentices
  • Pays an average salary of £35k, almost 18% more than the national average

Sources: Oxford Economics, DIT ONS, ADS
Notes: * 2017 exports

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Security

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The UK’s security and resilience sector provides solutions to some of the greatest challenges we face today, from cyber security to the products and services which address the threats of terrorism and all other aspects of national security.

  • 142% turnover growth since 2010
  • Employs 3,000 apprentices

Sources: Oxford Economics, ONS, ADS

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Space

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The UK’s space sector is at the cutting edge of exploring the universe and connecting people to the world around them.

  • 60% turnover growth since 2010
  • Employs 1,500 apprentices

Sources: BEIS, London Economics, ADS
Notes: * Exports are estimated by ADS based on shares reported historical Size and Health of the UK Space Industry reports.

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