UK Prosperity Map
The Barclays UK Prosperity Map is an in-depth view of the different prosperity drivers across the UK regions. The map compiles different measures gleaned from official data – including GDP, employment, enterprise figures, household expenditure and number of millionaires – to give an overall score for each region.
Cities are outpacing their wider region, with clear disparities opening up when it comes to GDP per capita and earnings
London remains in 1st place with expenditure growth of 5.9% and the highest GDP per capita, despite only growing by 1.6%.
South East is the UK’s second most prosperous region, with a score of 0.56.
East of England
The East of England maintains its place as the third-most prosperous region in the UK for the second year running.
Northern Ireland now the UK’s fourth most prosperous region, with a score of 0.35.
East Midlands moves up one place in the Prosperity Index, becoming the UK’s 5th-most prosperous region.
South West presents a mixed picture of prosperity with a prosperity score of 0.31.
West Midlands climbs two places in prosperity rankings.
North West remains steady as eighth most prosperous UK region.
Scotland drops to ninth most prosperous region, with a prosperity score of 0.22.
Wales remains steady with a prosperity score of 0.20.
Yorkshire & Humberside
Yorkshire and the Humber props up the Index with a score of 0.20.
North East shows signs of growth, despite its 12th place on Prosperity Index.
About this research
The UK Prosperity Map is an annual piece of research compiled by Opinium on behalf of Barclays Wealth & Investments. It ranks UK regions and cities in terms of their affluence. A Prosperity Index score has been calculated by Opinium for each UK city and region. In addition, data provided by Wealth-X calculates UK millionaire numbers. The index uses third party figures on the factors listed below: