Fife is home to 373,550 people. It makes a significant contribution to the Scottish economy with an annual business turnover of around £12,500 million. As well as supporting over 10,000 businesses and around 150,000 jobs.
Fife Council publishes the following information about Fife’s economy and labour market on behalf of the Partnership.
To access a range of socio-economic, health and wellbeing information and statistics about Fife visit the KnowFife Dataset.
Monthly Economic Updates
These provide figures on the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Fife and Fife’s employment and unemployment rates.
Fife’s Business Base
The 2020 Fife Business Base Report provides an overview of the type and performance of businesses that are operating in Fife. It contains information about the different industrial sectors in Fife, their size, people employed and their productivity rates. Whilst most of the data relates to the pre-Covid period, the report contains a brief assessment of the initial impact to date of Covid-19 on Fife’s business base and the report will be updated as new data is released.
Profiles of Fife’s Sectors
- Creative Industries in Fife – 2016 Sector Summary
- Digital Sector in Fife – 2018 Sector Summary
- Food & Drink in Fife – 2019 Sector Summary
- Manufacturing in Fife – 2019 Sector Summary