Why invest in Coventry?

Facts and statistics

Why do business in coventry


  • Coventry is one of the top cities in the country for jobs growth, patents granted and business growth over the past decade.
  • Coventry is the 4th best connected city in the UK - UK Most Connected Cities report from June 2019
  • Coventry is the leading vehicle design, development and powertrain centre in the UK
  • Over 60,000 students at our two internationally renowned universities 
  • Over 15 universities are within a one hour drive, producing in excess of 100,000 graduates per year.
  • Coventry is in the world's top 50 student friendly cities and Top 5 in the UK.
  • Coventry University is rated 15th University in the United Kingdom in The Guardian University Guide 2020 
  • The University of Warwick is 3rd most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers - The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd.
  • The University of Warwick is rated 10th The Times Higher Education 2020
  • 75% of England is within a 2 hour drive time of Coventry.
  • 10% of all UK Automotive jobs are in Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • On average each firm in Coventry and Warwickshire spent £15,000 on research and development, that’s more than twice the UK figure of £6,800.


  • Coventry population (2019): 371,500
  • Coventry workforce (2019-20): 192,200
  • Active Coventry businesses (2019): 10,065
  • Coventry total GVA (2018): £9.5bn
  • Coventry GVA per head (2018): £25,972 

For the most up to date information see the latest headline statistics report or visit Facts about Coventry.

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