South East proves a hotspot for tradespeople

South East proves a hotspot for tradespeople

The South East of England is home to more tradespeople than any other region in the UK, according to new research from Direct Line for Business.

The research shows the South East boasts just over 27,500 tradespeople (27,515), each servicing 137.5 households.

Other areas with high numbers of tradespeople are London (26,705), East England (19,870) and the South West (16,155).

Overall, people working as tradespeople make up 2,500 per million of the UK population.

However, when looking for a tradesperson London residents have the most choice. 

London residents have the best tradespeople to household ratio, with one tradesperson for every 130.6 households.

Nick Breton, head of Direct Line for Business, said: “Developing electrical, plumbing, plastering and other trade skills is recognised as a valuable road to success.

“The research provides a nice snapshot of tradespeople hotspots up and down the country, and where it’s potentially easier to source help based on the ratio of tradespeople per household.

“In these areas where the numbers are high, a key differentiator for tradespeople can be having the right level insurance in place to protect themselves, their customers and livelihood.”

Below you can see a regional breakdowns of the UK’s tradespeople:

Region

Number of tradespeople

Number of households per tradespeople

London

26,705

130.6

East

19,870

130.9

South East

27,515

137.5

Northern Ireland

5,245

147.0

South West

16,155

152.9

East Midlands

10,970

184.5

Yorkshire & Humber

11,120

212.7

Wales

6,280

224.2

North West

13,935

229.9

Scotland

8,950

285.8

North East

3,935

305.2

Source: Analysis by Direct Line for Business 

 

 

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