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Ward Labour Market Profile
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green

This summary gives an overview of the labour market within 47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green 2003 CAS ward which is in the Bromsgrove local authority.

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    Resident population
    Labour Supply
    Out-of-work benefits
    Definitions and explanations

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Resident population


  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
Bromsgrove
(numbers)
Great Britain
(numbers)
All people - aged 16 to 64 2,500 57,800 39,747,200
Males - aged 16 to 64 1,200 28,800 19,784,100
Females - aged 16 to 64 1,200 28,900 19,963,000
Source: ONS mid-year population estimates

Note: Percentages are based on total population.

Labour Supply

  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people
Economically active 2,114 80.0 78.9 74.0
In employment 2,062 78.1 76.3 69.8
Employees 1,757 66.5 65.3 61.0
Self employed 305 11.5 11.1 8.8
Unemployed 52 2.5 3.3 5.7
Males
Economically active 1,125 86.9 84.8 81.4
In employment 1,087 84.0 81.5 76.0
Employees 856 66.2 65.3 63.1
Self employed 231 17.9 16.2 12.9
Unemployed 38 3.4 3.9 6.5
Females
Economically active 989 73.4 73.1 66.8
Employment 975 72.4 71.2 63.7
Employees 901 66.9 65.2 59.0
Self employed 74 5.5 5.9 4.7
Unemployed 14 1.4 2.6 4.7
Source: 2001 Census of Population (Table CAS028 - Sex and Age by Economic Activity)

Note: Percentages are based on population aged 16-64, except unemployed which is based on economically active.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people
Economically inactive 527 20.0 21.1 26.0
Retired 205 7.8 5.7 4.5
Student 71 2.7 3.5 5.3
Other 251 9.5 11.8 16.2
Males
Economically inactive 169 13.1 15.2 18.6
Retired 67 5.2 4.3 3.0
Student 31 2.4 3.5 5.3
Other 71 5.5 7.5 10.4
Females
Economically inactive 358 26.6 26.9 33.2
Retired 138 10.2 7.2 6.1
Student 40 3.0 3.5 5.2
Other 180 13.4 16.2 21.9
Source: 2001 Census of Population (Table CAS028 - Sex and Age by Economic Activity)

Note: Percentages are based on population aged 16-64.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people
Full time in employment 1,539 74.7 74.5 75.9
Part time in employment 521 25.3 25.5 24.1
Males
Full time in employment 1,007 92.3 91.9 91.1
Part time in employment 84 7.7 8.1 8.9
Females
Full time in employment 532 54.9 54.4 58.0
Part time in employment 437 45.1 45.6 42.0
Source: 2001 Census of Population (Table CAS029 - Sex and Age by Hours Worked)

Note: Figures are for persons aged 16-64 and percentages are based on all persons in employment.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
1 Managers and senior officials 385 18.7 19.1 14.8
2 Professional 230 11.2 13.4 11.1
3 Associate professional & technical 316 15.3 14.3 13.9
4 Administrative & secretarial 376 18.2 13.0 13.3
5 Skilled trades 242 11.7 11.6 11.6
6 Personal services 114 5.5 6.9 7.0
7 Sales and customer services 129 6.3 5.7 7.8
8 Process plant and machine operatives 136 6.6 6.9 8.6
9 Elementary occupations 134 6.5 9.1 11.9
Source: 2001 Census of Population (Table CAS033 - Sex and Occupation by Age)

Note: Figures are for persons aged 16-64 by Soc 2000 major groups. Percentages are based on all persons in employment.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people
No qualifications or level unknown 1,268 39.1 33.9 35.8
Lower level qualifications 1,453 44.8 44.3 43.9
Higher level qualifications 521 16.1 21.8 20.4
In employment
No qualifications or level unknown 558 27.2 24.6 25.6
Lower level qualifications 1,066 52.0 49.1 48.9
Higher level qualifications 427 20.8 26.2 25.5
Unemployed
No qualifications or level unknown 32 49.2 37.6 38.4
Lower level qualifications 30 46.2 47.8 47.2
Higher level qualifications 3 4.6 14.6 14.5
Source: 2001 Census of Population (Table CAS032 - Sex and Age and Level of Qualifications by EA)

Note: All figures are for persons aged 16 to 74.

OUT-OF-WORK BENEFITS

The Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is payable to people under pensionable age who are available for, and actively seeking, work.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people 22 0.9 1.3 2.4
Males 17 1.4 1.7 3.0
Females 5 0.4 1.0 1.7
Source: claimant count with rates and proportions

Note: The percentage figures show the number of JSA claimants as a proportion of resident population aged 16-64.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
by age of claimant
Aged 18-24 5 22.7 27.2 24.0
Aged 25-49 15 68.2 51.5 56.6
Aged 50 and over 0 9.1 21.3 19.2
by duration of claim
Up to 6 months 15 59.1 55.4 52.5
Over 6 up to 12 months 5 13.6 17.3 17.1
Over 12 months 5 27.3 27.3 30.3
Source: claimant count - age and duration

Note: The percentage figures represent the number of JSA claimants in a particular category as a percentage of all JSA claimants.
  47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(numbers)
47UBGG : Hollywood and Majors Green
(%)
Bromsgrove
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
Total claimants 200 8.1 8.4 13.3
Job seekers 30 1.2 1.6 2.9
ESA and incapacity benefits 85 3.5 3.6 6.2
Lone parents 20 0.8 0.7 1.2
Carers 30 1.2 1.0 1.4
Others on income related benefits 5 0.2 0.2 0.3
Disabled 30 1.2 1.0 1.2
Bereaved 0 0.0 0.2 0.2
Key out-of-work benefits 140 5.7 6.1 10.6
Source: benefit claimants - working age clients for small areas

Key out-of-work benefits includes the groups: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits. See the Definitions and Explanations below for details
Note: The percentage figures show the number of benefit claimants as a proportion of resident population aged 16-64.

Definitions and Explanations

Most of the figures in this report are derived from the 2001 Census which was held on 29 April 2001. Further 2001 Census statistics are available from the Nomis wizard/advanced query for areas in England and Wales and the SCROL site for areas in Scotland.

Census figures are used as these provide the only comprehensive source of labour market information at ward level. ONS' preferred source for this information at higher levels (local authority, parliamentary constituency, regions) is the Annual population survey. Although the ward profile includes comparative figures for local authorities and regions, ONS advises that at these geographic levels the APS figures available in the local authority profile should be used in preference to the Census figures in the ward profile. Further information on comparing Census and LFS data is given below.

The wards used are referred to as CAS (Census Area Statistics) wards. These are based on administrative ward boundaries legally in force at the end of 2002, which includes ward boundaries that became operative in a number of local authorities in May 2003, and some others that become operative in May 2004.

In some cases, different tables may show different counts for the same population, this is due to disclosure protection measures used to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of information about identifiable individuals.

Resident Population

The estimated population of an area includes all those usually resident in the area, whatever their nationality. HM Forces stationed outside the United Kingdom are excluded but foreign forces stationed here are included. Students are taken to be resident at their term-time address.

Labour Supply

Economic activity: They relate to whether or not a person was working or looking for work in the week before Census. The concept of Economic Activity is compatible with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition of economic status.

Economically active: All people who were working in the week before the Census are described as economically active. In addition, the category includes people who were not working but were looking for work and were available to start work within 2 weeks. Full-time students who are economically active are included.

Economic activity rate (working age): The number of people, who are economically active aged 16 to 64, expressed as a percentage of all people aged 16 to 64.

Economically inactive: Within the Economic Activity classification, a person is either Economically Active or Inactive. Specific categories of Economic Inactivity are: Retired, Student (excludes those students who were working or in some other way were economically active), Looking after family/ home, Permanently sick/ disabled and Other. A person who is looking for work but is not available to start work within 2 weeks is counted as Economically Inactive.

Main job: The main job is the job in which a person usually works the most hours. Questions on employment relate to each person’s main job.

In employment: Any person who did paid work in the week before the Census, whether as an employee or self-employed, is described as employed or in employment. ‘Paid work’ includes casual or temporary work, even if only for one hour; being on a government-sponsored training scheme; being away from a job/business ill, on maternity leave, on holiday or temporarily laid off; or doing paid or unpaid work for their own or family business.

Employment rate: The number of people in employment expressed as a percentage of the resident population.

Employee: The distinction between employee and self-employed is determined by the response to the question ‘Do (did) you work as an employee or are (were) you self-employed?’ It relates to the person’s main job in the week before the Census or, if not working in the week before the Census, their last main job.

Self-employed: The distinction between employee and self employed is determined by the response to the question ‘Do (did) you work as an employee or are (were) you self-employed?’ It relates to the person’s main job in the week before Census or, if not working in the week before Census, their last main job.

Hours worked: The question on how many hours a week a person usually works in their main job is used to derive whether a person is working full-time (31 hours or more a week) or part-time (30 hours or less per week).

Full-time working: Working full-time is defined as working 31 hours or more a week.

Part-time working: Working part-time is defined as working 30 hours or less a week.

Unemployed: A person is defined as unemployed if he or she is not in employment, is available to start work in the next 2 weeks and has either looked for work in the last 4 weeks or is waiting to start a new job. This is consistent with the International Labour Office (ILO) standard classification.

Occupation: A person’s occupation is coded from the response to the question asking for the full title of the Main job and the description of what is done in that job. It is coded to the 2000 edition of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

Qualifications: The term ‘no qualifications’ describes people without any academic, vocational or professional qualifications. The term ‘lower level’ qualifications is used to describe qualifications equivalent to levels 1 to 3 of the National Key Learning Targets (i.e. GSCE’s O levels, A levels, NVQ levels 1-3). The term ’Higher level’ refers to qualifications of levels 4 and above (i.e. first degrees, higher degrees, NVQ levels 4 and 5, HND, HNC and certain professional qualifications).


Out-of-work Benefits


JSA Claimant Count

JSA claimant count records the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and National Insurance credits at Jobcentre Plus local offices. People claiming JSA must declare that they are out of work, capable of, available for and actively seeking work during the week in which the claim is made.

The percentage figures express the number of claimants resident in an area as a percentage of those aged 16-64 resident in that area. Population figures used to calculate proportions are derived from the mid-2007 population estimates for local authorities and Great Britain, and mid-2006 population estimates for wards in England and Wales or mid-2001 for wards in Scotland and Ireland.

The count of total JSA claimants is mostly derived from the Jobcentre Plus computer records. For various reasons, e.g. when a claimant's National Insurance number is not known, a few claims have to be dealt with manually by local offices. These clerical claims, which amount to less than 1 per cent of the total, are counted separately and not analysed in as much detail as the computerised claims. The count of total JSA claimants includes clerical claims, but only the computerised claims are analysed by age and duration.


Introduction of Universal Credit

The Pathfinder for Universal Credit started on 29 April 2013 with the introduction of this new benefit in one Jobcentre Plus office (Ashton under Lyne). Three further offices will take claims from Summer 2013 and the roll out of Universal Credit across the rest of the UK will commence in October 2013. Universal Credit will replace a number of means-tested benefits including the means-tested element of Jobseeker?s Allowance (JSA). It will not replace contributory based JSA.

The Claimant Count measures the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed. Since October 1996 it has been a count of the number of people claiming JSA. Following a consultation in 2012 by ONS, it was agreed that, with the introduction of Universal Credit, the Claimant Count would include:

The Claimant Count figures for May 2013 do not include claimants of Universal Credit. The absence of Universal Credit claimants is expected to have a very small effect on the Claimant Count for May 2013. This assessment reflects the small scale of the Pathfinder which initially only includes some of the new claims in Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre Plus office.

ONS is working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to include jobseeker Universal Credit claims in the Claimant Count statistics as soon as possible. Universal Credit information will be collated and quality assured by DWP statisticians to ensure that they meet the necessary quality standards before being passed to ONS for inclusion in the Claimant Count estimates.

Some of the areas partially affected by the geographic coverage of the Pathfinder exercise as at May 2013 are: