5.1 GDP per head of population

 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.

 Additional population data is taken from the OECD Labour Force Statistics 1980-2000 publication.

 Estimates 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 publication.

 5.2 GDP per worker and per hour worked

Data on labour productivity, on both a per worker and a per hour worked basis, are sourced from the ONS web site.

 The 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

 The 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.

 The 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 goods

 Exports of technology goods are derived from the UN Comtrade database and the OECD Economic Outlook.  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).

 Trade 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 licence fees. 

 5.5 Share of output in knowledge based industries

 Data 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:

 Data 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