Population and Communities
Understanding the size and composition of the
population is a crucial contextual consideration for economic
development. The number of people and the age profile of the county
influences key measures, such as the size of the working age
population. This affects the number of jobs that are required, and
for businesses the ease with which they are able to fill roles from
the local labour market, with implications for attracting inward
investment, and the overall productivity of the county.
In addition, the profile affects demand for a
range of services, with areas with younger age profiles more likely
to require education and child care services, whilst areas with
older profiles are more likely to require health facilities, for
This page was last reviewed 11 January 2012 at 17:12.
The page is next due for review 9 July 2013.