This list of metropolitan economies in the United Kingdom is compiled by the Brookings Institution in Washington D. C. and based upon the UK metropolitan areas defined by the ESPON project of the European Union. This is the most accurate metropolitan area data currently available for Europe, and the most consistent with United States definitions of metropolitan areas.
A metropolitan economy is the economy of a metropolitan area - made up of one or more cities and the surrounding suburban and rural areas to which they are closely economically tied through commuting. These areas therefore reflect a city's actual economic footprint, unconstrained by the artificial political barriers of city boundaries.
List of metropolitan economies in the United Kingdom Wikipedia
SourceCommodities: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas Extraction
Trade and tourism: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Accommodation and Food Services
Business and Finance: Finance and Insurance; Real Estate; Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises
Local/non-market services: Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Government; Information