5.1 GDP per head of
Levels of GDP per head in the
OECD (Chart 5.1.1) are published on the OECD web site.
GDP per head growth rates are derived from GDP and population data taken
from OECD Economic Outlook database, December 2001.
population data is taken from the OECD Labour Force Statistics 1980-2000
of regional GDP per head are produced by the Office for National Statistics.
The estimates used in this edition are residence based rather than the
workplace based ones used in the previous Competitiveness Indicators
5.2 GDP per worker and per hour worked
on labour productivity, on both a per worker and a per hour worked basis, are
sourced from the ONS web site.
source for data on the level of real GDP and employment are taken from OECD
Economic Outlook database December 2001.
5.3 Employment Rates
for men and women
source for data on the percentage of the population of working age (men and
women aged 15-64) in paid employment is OECD Employment Outlook, July 2002.
source for data used to derive the average percentage of the population of
working age (men and women aged 15-64) in paid employment is OECD Economic
Outlook database, June 2002.
5.4 Exports of high and medium-high technology
of technology goods are derived from the UN Comtrade database and the OECD
The following categories of goods (with Standard International Trade
Classifications) have been included: Pharmaceuticals (SITC 54); Office machines
and ADP equipment (SITC 75); Telecoms and sound recording apparatus and
equipment (SITC 76); aircraft and associated equipment, spacecraft (including
satellites) and parts (SITC 792).
in Services are taken from IMF Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook 2000.
The following categories of services have been included: communications;
insurance; financial; computer and information; other business; royalties and
5.5 Share of output in knowledge based industries
are taken from OECD, Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2000.
Figures are for 1998, except for Canada (1997).
The following industries (with International Standard Industrial Codes
Rev. 3) are included under the three groups:
on financial services are taken from the BI (formerly known as British
Invisibles) report Inter national Financial Markets in the UK, October 2000.
Last updated on 07 August 2002