Presentation of the Business Census in the 22@Barcelona District.March 2009

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The Business Census in the 22@Barcelona District carried out by 22@Barcelona and Barcelona City Council and it was presented on March 2009.

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Presentation of the Business Census in the 22@Barcelona District.March 2009

  1. 1. PRESS KIT 22@BARCELONA IS HOME TO 1,441 COMPANIES AND 42,000 WORKERS 13 March 2009
  2. 2. 22@BARCELONA IS HOME TO 1,441 COMPANIES AND 42,000 WORKERS • 22@Barcelona is home to 1,441 companies and 42,000 workers, according to the latest business census. • Three out of four employees at companies in the innovation district work in knowledge-intensive businesses linked to the five clusters. • In terms of activities carried out, the design sector has the largest representation, followed by ICT and Media. Likewise, 33% of companies in the district belong to the Design sector; 31%, ICT; 19, Media, 6%, Energy and 4%, MedTech. • 44.6% of companies in 22@Barcelona are newly created. -2-
  3. 3. 22@BARCELONA IS HOME TO 1,441 COMPANIES, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST BUSINESS CENSUS The updated business census carried out in the 22@Barcelona geographical area shows a continued increase in companies in the district since 2000. This census shows that, as of 31 December 2008, the total number of companies in 22@Barcelona is 1,441, of which 986 companies (68.4%) carry out activities related to the clusters the district focuses on. In terms of activities carried out, the design sector has the largest representation, followed by the ICT and Media sectors. • 33% of companies carry out Design activities • 31% of companies carry out ICT activities • 19% of companies carry out Media activities • 6% of companies carry out activities in the Energy sector 2008 22@Barcelona Business Census 1,441 companies Activities carried in the office 484 Company’s main activity Design 385 444 ICT 260 N/A 272 0,5% Media 203 No Cluster Cluster 31,1% 68,4% 81 Energy 5 63 MedTech 52 425 No Cluster 448 448 companies 986 companies Group of activities carried out by the company (in the case of multiple answers) Main activity carried out by the company (in the case of only one answer) • 4% of companies carry out activities linked to Medical Technology -3-
  4. 4. THREE OUT OF FOUR EMPLOYEES AT COMPANIES IN 22@BARCELONA BELONG TO ONE OF THE FIVE CLUSTERS Regarding the number of employees, the updated census data show that the number of jobs in the 22@Barcelona geographic area has increased to 42,000. Companies that carry out strategic or knowledge-intensive activities account for 31,000 workers (73%) and companies that work in non-@ activities employ 11,000 workers (27%). By sector, the ICT cluster has the most workers, with over 15,000, followed by the Media sector with 4,200, Design with 4,000, Energy with 3,500 and Medical Technology with 1,800. Overall number of workers from census data (1,441 companies) 22@Barcelona Business Census 42,000 workers Non-@ Activity 11,000 workers @ Activity 31,000 workers Size of companies by number of workers Companies Main @ Activity in the 22@ office ICT 15,000 workers % of Number of workers 4,200 workers Companies Media Less than 10 64,6 11 to 50 23,6 MedTech 1,800 workers 51 to 50 8,0 More than 250 2,3 Energy 3,500 workers N/A 1,5 Average 6 Total 610 Design 4,000 workers Other 2,800 workers -4-
  5. 5. 44.6% OF COMPANIES IN 22@BARCELONA ARE NEWLY CREATED The current business census shows that 44.6% of companies that establish their offices in the 22@Barcelona geographical area are newly created. One of the factors that corroborate this is the fact that 20% of companies that participate in Barcelona Activa growth programs are located in the 22@Barcelona district (136). Half of these companies are located in the Incubator. According to the results of a survey, there are many factors that attract companies to the district but they are mainly related to three aspects: • Ease of moving to the district, availability of land and premises. • Location of the district, its easy access and good communication with the rest of the city. • The @ brand and the technology and innovation component that sets the 22@Barcelona district apart. Origins of companies located in 22@ Origin: Origin: Origin: another Catalonia BMA neighborhood 1,5% Origin: 8,4% Spain BCN 33,3% 0,5% Other 4,1% N/A 7,7% New creation 44,6% -5-
  6. 6. TURNOVER OF COMPANIES IN 22@BARCELONA IS MORE THAN 5,300 MILLION EUROS The study shows that companies working in the 22@Barcelona geographical area have an estimated turnover of more than 5,300 Million euros. The ICT sector is once again among the most important in this respect, with an estimated turnover of more than 2,000 million euros. The Media and Energy sectors have a turnover of 500 million euros, and Design, more than 400 million euros, and, finally, the Medical Technology sector’s turnover is estimated to be above 200 millions euros. Overall turnover from census numbers (1,441 companies) 22@Barcelona Business Census > 5,300 Million euros > 1,500 Million euros Non-@ Activity @ Activity > 3,800 Million euros Turnover of 22@’s companies (2007) Companies Main @ Activity % of ICT >2,000 Million € Turnover ( €) Companies Less than 600,000 € 45,1 Media >500 Millon € 600,000 to 3 million € 18,2 3 million to 15 million € 9,3 MedTech >200 Million € More 15 million € 4,8 N/A 22,6 Energy >500 Million € Average 600.000 Total 610 Design >400 Million € Other >200 Million € -6-
  7. 7. MORE THAN 50% OF EMPLOYEES HAVE A UNIVERSITY DEGREE The data collected in this study show that the human capital in the district is a differentiating element due to the workers’ high level of education. One out of two companies located in 22@Barcelona have more than 50% university graduates on staff. Percentage of employees with university degree by type of @ activity % 100 35,5 29,0 37,9 75 75% - 100% 15,9 50% - 75% 13,4 12,5 50 11,0 25% - 50% 11,2 11,2 6,2 Under 25% 8,6 9,4 25 19,3 0% 16,4 15,3 N/A 15,1 13,7 18,6 0 Total Companies @ Activity Non-@ Activity Average 55,0% 56,5% 50,4% Percentage of employees with university degree by type of @ activity Main @ Activity % University Med graduates ICT Media Energy Design Other Tech 0% 6,9 14,8 18,2 5,0 23,3 10,0 Under 25% 5,9 13,6 0,0 10,0 9,3 20,0 25% - 50% 10,9 4,9 36,4 10,0 9,3 10,0 50% - 75% 11,9 13,6 4,5 15,0 15,3 20,0 75% - 100% 50,5 39,5 18,2 45,0 32,0 20,0 N/A 13,9 13,6 22,7 15,0 10,7 20,0 Average 68,6% 58,1% 43,3% 65,0% 49,2% 51,7% Total 87 70 17 17 134 8 -7-
  8. 8. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 22@Barcelona Press Office: F&A Tel. 93 419 19 86 E-mail: slazaro@filloy.com -8-

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