Local Units by Employment Size, Borough

Data shows the number of businesses (local units such as a factory, a shop, or a branch) by employment size.

SME data can be found in these table. An SME is any business with less than 250 employees.

Figures are provided for VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises and local units. Where an enterprise has several local units, the location of the enterprise is generally the main operating site or the head office.

Since 2008 the publication has been enhanced to include enterprises based on PAYE employers that are not also registered for VAT, extending the scope from the previous VAT based enterprise publication. This is a major change to the scope of the publication. The increase in units is most noticeable in the VAT-exempt industries of finance (J), education (M), health (N) and public administration (L, O and Q).

Analysis for VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises can be found on the ONS website in their reports titled UK Business: Activity, Size and Location using the link below. Where an enterprise has several local units, the location of the enterprise is generally the main operating site or the head office.

Data on size of firms (micro-business, SME, large) for business and employees in London by industry can be found on the ONS website. Trend data by MSOA is also available.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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