Research Shows Gaps in Business Coverage

Table 1 of the Barclays Local Business research shows which areas of England & Wales have the highest concentrations of certain business types:

Table 1: Business types and the areas which have the highest proportion of that business type anywhere in England and Wales

  Area Business Type Index of business type in area compared to national average
Ratio (Population per individual business)
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Blackpool B & Bs 1422% (or 14 times average) 336
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Hartlepool Gambling/Betting 976% 3604
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Great Yarmouth Leisure Parks 921% 2640
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Darlington Funeral Parlours 874% 3940
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City of London Cinemas 811% 344
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Cornwall Camping/Caravan sites 730% 2464
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Cumbria Farming 725% 84
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Cambridge Vets 665% 2960
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Wolverhampton Nursing Homes 600% 5313
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Kensington and Chelsea Antique Shops 594% 722
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Cambridge Libraries and Museums 552% 4736
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York, City of Hotels 524% 3698
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Exeter Art Facilities 510% 3840
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Greenwich Mortgage Finance 491% 7520
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Cheltenham Health & Fitness Clubs 469% 2464
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St Albans Golf Clubs 452% 2644
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Basingstoke Software Consultancy 439% 379
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Coventry Off Licenses 429% 1844
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Bromley Dry Cleaners 420% 3323
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Slough Travel Agencies 400% 1680
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Blackpool Nursery Schools 387% 1903
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Liverpool Newsagents 377% 956
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Kensington and Chelsea Estate Agencies 375% 173
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Middlesbrough Chemists 370% 4597
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Camden Accountants 336% 66
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Exeter Dentists 335% 2304
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Middlesbrough Takeaways 335% 613
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Doncaster Medical Practices 331% 2891
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Basingstoke Management/Consultancy 321% 366
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Leicester Supermarkets 318% 687
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Birmingham Jewellers 308% 2046
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Leicester Clothing shops 303% 722
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Slough Taxi Firms 290% 905
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Manchester Law 280% 1433
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Doncaster Sale Of Cars 278% 2313
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Basildon Electricians 265% 901
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Doncaster Plumbers 262% 1606
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Ealing Residential Builders 260% 199
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Stevenage Painters and Decorators 250% 343
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Great Yarmouth Restaurants & Cafes 232% 349
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Cambridge Booksellers, 230% 2153
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Gateshead Public Houses 230% 850
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Barnsley Hairdressers 222% 725
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York, City of Property Developers 109% 6163
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