Local Economic Assessment
Swindon and Wiltshire's pivotal location in central southern England offers direct links to London, Heathrow, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, the Midlands and beyond.

  • Swindon and Wiltshire is 1 of the top 5 business locations in England.
  • Some 30,000 businesses thrive in the area contributing £21bn GVA annually to the UK economy.
  • 59% of the 727,300 population is of working age (16-64).
  • Industrial floorspace stock across Swindon and Wiltshire has been growing consistently over the past ten years.
  • In 2020, the area generated 891,000 MWh of green energy; the majority of this (82%) came from photovoltaics (solar panels).
The Local Economic Assessment can be accessed here in full or by individual chapter on the SWLEP site here: https://swlep.co.uk/about/our-economy