Demographics

Basingstoke is a dynamic town that has a robust and diverse economy and a highly-skilled and well-educated local labour pool. Key business sectors in and around Basingstoke include pharmaceutical, digital, construction, engineering, food and beverage and financial and professional services.

Skills

48,000

highly-educated people

480,000

highly-skilled people within a 60-minute drive

Education

  • 6 universities within a 30-mile radius
  • 6th form colleges perform in the top 5% nationally for 16-18 results

Population

Young population with

25%

under 20

Average age

39 years

Employment /
sector

5,400

jobs in Information and Communication sector –

7% of all jobs

Home to key players

  • The AA
  • ENI
  • Wates
  • Reassured
  • WSP
  • Sovereign Housing
  • Pennington Manches Cooper
  • Fraser Nash
  • UNUM
  • Handlesbanken
  • Storck
  • Network Rail
  • Sun Life Financial

Innovation & enterprise

Home to

7,300

businesses of which

1,300

operate in digital and information and communication sector

900

new start ups every year with a 66% 3-year start-up survival rate

  • Access to comprehensive supply chain
  • Ranked 4th in UK for investment in growing technology companies in 2019 TechNation report
  • Top 10 placing in CompTIA’s 2019 UK Tech Town Index
  • Home to 5G emulator
  • Home to Google Developer Group for whole of Surrey and Hampshire

Quality of life

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