This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person
|Unit of measurement||
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.
Real GDP per employed person = (GDP at constant prices / Total number of employed persons) where the numerator and denominator refer to the same reference period, for example, the same calendar year. If we call the real GDP per employed person “LabProd”, then the annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person is calculated as ((LabProd in year n – LabProd in year n-1) / LabProd in year n-1) * 100.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2020-01-06: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2020-01-06: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|