Key figures of the area

3rd largest urban area in Brittany

  • 218 830 <p>inhabitants in the Pays of Lorient area</p>
    218 830

    inhabitants in the Pays of Lorient area

  • 7%  <p>of the Breton population</p>
    7% 

    of the Breton population

  • 85 900 <p>jobs</p>
    85 900

    jobs

  • 5 800 <p>private establishments</p>
    5 800

    private establishments

And :

  • 5 major innovation sectors: agriculture /food processing (land and sea), digital and electronics, shipbuilding and marine energy, boating/ocean racing, ecological activities
  • 32 patents registered in the Pays de Lorient area per year.

Sea-related activities

14 000 jobs spread over 4 sectors :

  • 30% <p>in shipbuilding</p>
    30%

    in shipbuilding

  • 30% <p>in the French Navy</p>
    30%

    in the French Navy

  • 20% <p>in seafood product</p>
    20%

    in seafood product

  • 20% <p>in other sectors (boating, tourism, port management,etc…)</p>
    20%

    in other sectors (boating, tourism, port management,etc…)

Figures related to the ports :

  • Keroman : largest French fishing port in terms of value

  • 85 millions d’euros turnover
    85
    millions d’euros turnover
  • 24 500  Tonnes of fish landed
    24 500
    Tonnes of fish landed

 

Education and research

Higher education

  • 6 760 <p>students</p>
    6 760

    students

  • 2760 <p>non-university courses</p>
    2760

    non-university courses

University of South Britanny

  • 500 <p>teacher-reseachers</p>
    500

    teacher-reseachers

  • 63 <p>qualifications</p>
    63

    qualifications

  • 14 <p>laboratories</p>
    14

    laboratories

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