Swindon has the 5th highest employment rate in the UK and the UK's 7th most productive economy.
Swindon has a buoyant, productive, private sector dominated economy with hard working skilled residents. A current population of 216,000 is anticipated to grow to over a quarter of a million by 2026. Swindon has 112,000 jobs with recent strong growth in banking and professional services, the digital economy and construction sectors. 43,500 people have degree level qualifications or above and all of Swindon’s colleges are judged good or outstanding. 60% of all 16-18 year olds are in vocational training (compared to 38% in England) and Swindon boasts a specialist 14-19 ‘engineering academy’ in the University Technical College. Forecasts are strong with an additional 22,000 homes planned by 2026 and 20,000 additional jobs.