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Cambridge Cluster Map


Impact for scaleups


Cambridge companies


Revenue Increase (1 year to 2017/18); 8.9% (6 years to 2017/18)


Annual job creation (1 year to 2017/18); 6.8% (6 years to 2017/18)


Turnover of science based companies


Years of accessible data

Key sectors

Building & Construction Creative, digital, film, games & media Defence & security Engineering / Advanced Engineering Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Professional services Technology & Communications Transport & Logistics

Free online resource

Cambridge’s Cluster Map has undergone a transformation in 2019 with a fresh interactive design that offers users the benefits of modern infographics.  All the data has been completely updated and the map’s reach has been extended beyond Cambridge to 14 local authority districts. This allows timely analysis of the current scale, make-up and growth rate of economic activity in the sub-region.

The Cluster Map was designed by the University of Cambridge and several entrepreneurs to support scaling businesses in attracting talent, customers and investors from the UK and overseas.  It uses data from Companies House to show the growth and economic health of the sub-region over time and now includes over 70,000 companies and limited partnerships. Users are free to search individual company data and identify where growth is taking place around them.

Companies in the sub-region continue to grow rapidly. At the last count, the map identified 26,141 Cambridge-based companies with a turnover of £46.6bn (8.7% increase) and employed 232,744 people (up 4.1% in one year). In the wider Cambridge region it highlights 51,000 companies with a combined employment of 477,000 and turnover at £83bn.

The tool also provides sector analyses of local business activity such as science-based companies which have a combined turnover of £15.5bn and employ 61,808 people worldwide.

Analysis of the data informed the Local Industrial Strategy after the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER). Enhanced information showing the location of employment is being used to inform the modelling of local housing and transport infrastructure needs.


Cambridge Cluster Map website