The map shows just how big London’s economy is. Each of the coloured areas has an economy that is roughly equal to London’s GDP figure of £487 billion ($600 billion) in 2018.
London also dominates the UK economy. In 2018, London had a population of 8,908,081 or 13.4% of the UK. However, it’s GDP is 22.8% of the UK.
When looked at on a per capita basis the difference is even more stark. The UK’s GDP per head (including London) in 2018 was £31,976 ($39,551) or £28,736 ($35,532) per head when London is excluded. However, London’s GDP per head is £54,686 ($67,619) or 90% higher than the rest of the UK.
Finally, if you’re wondering why the divisions were done the way they were, they were based largely on NUTS 2 regions and then joined purely based on economic size to as closely match London’s GDP.
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