Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



14/10/2004
NEW PUBLICATION: ECONOMIC STATISTICS ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND OTHER SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES, 2002
14/10/2004



The Statistical Service announces the publication of the annual report «Economic Statistics on Education, Health and Other Social and Personal Service Activities» for the year 2002.

The report provides data on the number of establishments, employment, labour costs and other expenses, gross output, value added and data for the expenditure on fixed assets.

1. The main developments, which occurred, were as follows:

(a) During 2002, the sectors of Education, Health and Other Social and Personal Service Activities as a total continued to expand, compared with the previous year. Value added in real terms increased by 4,4%, compared to 4,1% that was realised in 2001.

(b) Value added at current market prices increased by 6,1% to £797,5 mn. in 2002, compared to £751,8 mn. in 2001 and their contribution to G.D.P., increased in 2002 to 13,3% from 12,8% in 2001. Gross output increased by 5,8% to £998,4 mn. in 2002, from £943,5 mn. in 2001.

(c) Of the total value added, 38,4% was generated by the sector of Education, 29,4% from the Other Social and Personal Service Activities, 26,3% from the Health and 5,9% from the Private Households with Employed Persons.

(d) Employment in the sector increased by 5,1% in 2002, compared to the previous year and reached 54.089 persons, accounting for 16,1% of the total economically active population and 17,4% of the total gainfully employed population.

(e) Gross fixed capital formation increased by 5,3% in 2002 and amounted to £100,0 mn., compared to £94,9 mn. in the previous year. Investments in new buildings accounted for £67,3mn., in machinery and equipment £20,6mn., in furniture and fixtures £9,1mn. and in transport equipment £3,0 mn..

2. The report is available for sale by the Government Printing Office, at C£8,00 per copy.











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