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8.1.1 Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita (CSV 0.445 kB)

Annual growth rate (%) of GDP per capita


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Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the main measure of the size of the economy, representing the total value of all final goods and services produced in a defined time period. The ONS has published What is GDP? and GDP and me to explain what GDP is and how it relates to everyday life.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

8.1.1 Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita

Target name

8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Statistical classification

National Statistic

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Link leads to an entire dataset that includes multiple time series. This indicator uses the time series with code n3y6.