New 2022 provisional and revised 2021 jobs density estimates were released on Thu 15 February 2024.

Jobs density figures for an area are available from the labour demand section of local authority profiles (excluding the ward profile). Choose either the local authority or parliamentary constituency profile depending on the type of area for which you want figures.

Use the query data tool to access the Jobs Density dataset.


Jobs density is defined as the number of jobs in an area divided by the resident population aged 16-64 in that area. For example, a job density of 1.0 would mean that there is one job for every resident aged 16-64. The total number of jobs is a workplace-based measure and comprises employee jobs,self-employed, government-supported trainees and HM Forces.

The article "Jobs densities for local areas: a new indicator" from the August 2003 issue of Labour Market Trends gives information about the methodology and background to the development of this indicator. Note that since the article was written the resident population used as the divisor has changed from the old working-age base (16-59f/64m) to the new aged 16-64 base.