Key Facts

Housing Growth

Nearly 40,000 new dwellings were completed between 2001 and 2011: an excellent track record of delivery


Population Growth

The sub regional population reached over 963,000 by 2011. Percentage growth rates in the main urban centres of Colchester and Ipswich were among the highest in the country during this period.

Employment Growth

Total employment in the sub region reached 432,000 by 2011 and  in terms of economic output, GVA reached £15.8 billion.

Importance of Ports and Logistics to the Haven Gateway economy

A study in 2011 showed that over 32,000 people were employed in the ports and logistics sector in the Haven Gateway sub region and the sector as a whole had a turnover of £3 billion per annum.