Employment by Occupation - Time series
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Fenland 10,800 23.0
Torridge 7,000 21.1
Ryedale 4,900 20.0
North Norfolk 7,600 17.8
Erewash 9,600 17.4
South Northamptonshire 7,900 16.8
Eden 3,800 16.7
Dover 8,100 16.5
Teignbridge 9,700 16.4
South Kesteven 11,600 16.4
Aberdeenshire 21,000 16.4
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 10,600 16.3
Lincoln 8,500 16.3
Dumfries and Galloway 9,900 16.0
South Somerset 11,400 15.8
Powys 9,300 15.5
Hinckley and Bosworth 8,900 15.5
Cornwall 39,300 15.5
Wellingborough 5,700 15.2
Rutland 2,400 15.2
Rochford 6,900 15.1
Carmarthenshire 11,600 15.0
St Edmundsbury 7,900 14.9
Hambleton 6,300 14.8
Barrow-in-Furness 3,800 14.7
Barnsley 16,500 14.7
Pembrokeshire 8,100 14.6
Worcester 8,500 14.6
East Cambridgeshire 6,800 14.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar 1,900 14.5
Wyre 7,000 14.5
South Norfolk 9,700 14.4
Kettering 7,500 14.4
Ceredigion 5,200 14.2
North Kesteven 7,800 14.1
Gwynedd 7,900 14.0
Ribble Valley 4,100 14.0
East Lindsey 6,500 14.0
Rother 6,000 13.9
Dudley 21,200 13.8
Tewkesbury 5,700 13.7
North West Leicestershire 6,800 13.6
Knowsley 9,500 13.6
Cannock Chase 6,400 13.6
Havering 18,600 13.5
Isle of Anglesey 3,900 13.4
Mendip 7,500 13.4
Blaenau Gwent 4,100 13.4
Walsall 16,500 13.4
Argyll and Bute 5,000 13.3
Denbighshire 5,400 13.2
County Durham 31,300 13.1
West Oxfordshire 7,200 13.1
Broxtowe 7,200 13.1
Moray 5,900 13.1
Barking and Dagenham 12,200 12.9
Pendle 5,200 12.8
Cotswold 5,700 12.7
South Bucks 4,400 12.7
South Holland 5,700 12.7
Hartlepool 5,000 12.7
Ashfield 8,400 12.6
Plymouth 15,900 12.5
South Lanarkshire 19,700 12.4
Thanet 7,000 12.4
Amber Valley 7,400 12.3
North Lincolnshire 9,500 12.3
Torbay 7,200 12.3
Scottish Borders 5,800 12.2
Huntingdonshire 10,500 12.1
Shropshire 17,100 12.1
Wakefield 19,500 12.1
Wyre Forest 5,300 12.1
Broxbourne 6,100 12.1
North Dorset 3,900 12.0
Herefordshire, County of 11,100 11.9
Redcar and Cleveland 6,500 11.9
East Dorset 4,600 11.9
Rhondda Cynon Taff 13,000 11.9
East Hampshire 7,500 11.9
Basildon 11,100 11.8
Isle of Wight 6,400 11.7
Gloucester 8,400 11.7
Redditch 4,800 11.7
Arun 8,700 11.6
Carlisle 6,500 11.6
Daventry 5,000 11.5
Breckland 7,300 11.5
Swale 7,800 11.5
Tameside 12,400 11.5
Mansfield 4,800 11.4
Northumberland 15,300 11.4
Perth and Kinross 8,400 11.4
Braintree 9,800 11.4
Highland 12,500 11.3
Lewes 5,800 11.3
Three Rivers 5,400 11.3
Angus 6,000 11.3
East Northamptonshire 5,000 11.2
East Riding of Yorkshire 17,100 11.2
Chiltern 5,200 11.1
Babergh 4,700 11.1
Newport 7,700 11.0
Fife 17,300 11.0
North East Lincolnshire 7,600 10.9
North Ayrshire 5,800 10.9
Staffordshire Moorlands 5,500 10.9
Allerdale 4,800 10.9
Flintshire 8,200 10.9
East Ayrshire 6,200 10.8
West Dorset 4,500 10.8
Bournemouth 10,700 10.8
Torfaen 4,300 10.7
Merthyr Tydfil 2,800 10.7
Doncaster 14,300 10.7
Lancaster 6,900 10.7
Wigan 17,300 10.7
Gedling 5,600 10.7
Mid Suffolk 5,300 10.6
South Ayrshire 5,000 10.6
Taunton Deane 6,200 10.6
New Forest 8,100 10.6
Scarborough 5,400 10.6
Uttlesford 4,900 10.5
Poole 7,800 10.5
Kingston upon Hull, City of 13,000 10.5
East Staffordshire 6,300 10.5
Conwy 5,200 10.4
Havant 6,200 10.4
Vale of White Horse 6,300 10.3
Wrexham 6,800 10.3
South Ribble 5,300 10.3
Kirklees 20,900 10.3
Wiltshire 25,900 10.3
Norwich 8,600 10.3
South Lakeland 4,900 10.2
Cheshire West and Chester 16,200 10.2
North Lanarkshire 15,700 10.2
Blackburn with Darwen 6,400 10.2
Sutton 10,600 10.1
Neath Port Talbot 6,500 10.1
Medway 14,400 10.1
Wycombe 8,700 10.0
Harborough 4,600 10.0
West Lancashire 5,600 10.0
Derby 12,100 10.0
Bradford 24,200 10.0
Sevenoaks 5,300 10.0
Suffolk Coastal 5,100 9.9
West Lothian 8,700 9.8
Mid Devon 3,700 9.8
Calderdale 9,600 9.8
Newcastle-under-Lyme 6,200 9.8
Stockton-on-Tees 8,600 9.8
Middlesbrough 5,700 9.8
Preston 6,300 9.8
Oldham 9,500 9.8
Basingstoke and Deane 9,000 9.8
North Devon 4,600 9.7
Clackmannanshire 2,200 9.7
Eastleigh 6,800 9.7
St. Helens 8,000 9.7
Dacorum 8,000 9.7
Cherwell 7,500 9.6
Rochdale 8,600 9.6
Spelthorne 4,700 9.5
Sunderland 11,700 9.4
Bracknell Forest 5,800 9.4
Wirral 13,300 9.4
Bolton 11,700 9.4
Stroud 5,300 9.4
Bath and North East Somerset 9,200 9.4
Stoke-on-Trent 11,600 9.3
East Lothian 5,000 9.3
Luton 9,400 9.3
Cheltenham 5,500 9.3
Caerphilly 7,600 9.3
Bromsgrove 4,700 9.2
Falkirk 7,200 9.2
Forest of Dean 3,800 9.2
East Devon 5,400 9.1
Ashford 5,200 9.1
Bury 8,200 9.1
Sedgemoor 5,500 9.1
Halton 5,600 9.1
Nottingham 14,600 9.0
Midlothian 4,300 9.0
Bridgend 5,800 8.9
Sandwell 13,500 8.8
Nuneaton and Bedworth 6,100 8.8
Chesterfield 4,300 8.8
Epping Forest 6,000 8.8
South Gloucestershire 13,100 8.7
Monmouthshire 3,900 8.7
Thurrock 7,500 8.6
Southend-on-Sea 7,900 8.6
Canterbury 7,200 8.6
Northampton 8,800 8.5
West Dunbartonshire 3,500 8.5
South Tyneside 5,500 8.5
Sheffield 24,600 8.4
Test Valley 5,300 8.4
Chelmsford 7,500 8.4
West Lindsey 3,500 8.3
Hart 3,800 8.2
North Tyneside 7,500 8.2
Harrogate 6,300 8.2
Rugby 4,300 8.1
Swindon 8,700 8.1
North Somerset 8,700 8.1
Bedford 6,500 8.1
Swansea 9,400 8.1
Bexley 9,700 8.1
Mid Sussex 6,100 8.0
West Berkshire 6,700 8.0
Aberdeen City 9,900 8.0
Gateshead 7,500 8.0
Wealden 6,400 8.0
Charnwood 7,900 7.9
St Albans 6,200 7.9
North Hertfordshire 5,800 7.9
Blaby 3,600 7.8
Blackpool 4,700 7.8
Rotherham 9,200 7.7
Portsmouth 8,600 7.7
Colchester 7,200 7.6
Southampton 10,100 7.6
Telford and Wrekin 6,300 7.6
Broadland 4,700 7.6
Coventry 14,100 7.6
Fareham 4,200 7.4
Warwick 5,200 7.4
Barnet 14,300 7.4
Slough 5,000 7.3
Inverclyde 2,700 7.3
Stirling 3,300 7.3
South Oxfordshire 4,900 7.2
Stratford-on-Avon 4,300 7.2
Reading 6,500 7.2
Peterborough 6,900 7.1
Darlington 3,500 7.0
East Dunbartonshire 3,400 7.0
Liverpool 17,400 6.9
Newcastle upon Tyne 9,800 6.9
Wolverhampton 8,200 6.9
East Hertfordshire 5,300 6.8
Dundee City 4,700 6.8
Birmingham 32,700 6.7
Redbridge 9,300 6.7
Solihull 6,600 6.6
Sefton 8,100 6.5
Cheshire East 11,000 6.5
Aylesbury Vale 6,600 6.5
Milton Keynes 9,400 6.5
Bromley 11,400 6.5
Central Bedfordshire 9,800 6.5
Hounslow 9,000 6.4
Brighton and Hove 10,300 6.3
York 7,100 6.3
Leeds 24,200 6.3
South Cambridgeshire 5,000 6.2
Wokingham 5,300 6.2
Glasgow City 18,900 6.1
Chorley 3,300 6.1
Wychavon 3,600 6.0
Greenwich 9,400 6.0
Merton 6,900 6.0
Manchester 16,300 6.0
Kingston upon Thames 5,900 5.9
Windsor and Maidenhead 4,500 5.9
Leicester 8,900 5.8
Enfield 9,000 5.6
Ealing 9,700 5.6
Stockport 7,300 5.4
Renfrewshire 4,700 5.4
Stafford 3,600 5.3
Vale of Glamorgan 3,300 5.3
Hillingdon 8,500 5.3
Harrow 6,500 5.3
Bristol, City of 13,300 5.2
Croydon 10,000 5.2
Salford 6,300 5.1
Warrington 5,200 5.0
Cardiff 9,200 4.8
Waltham Forest 6,100 4.1
Trafford 4,400 3.8
City of Edinburgh 5,700 2.0
Weymouth and Portland # #
Purbeck # #
South Hams # #
Shetland Islands ! !
East Renfrewshire # #
Orkney Islands # #
West Somerset # #
West Devon # #
Christchurch # #
Exeter # #
City of London ! !
Worthing # #
South Staffordshire # #
Tamworth # #
North Warwickshire # #
Malvern Hills # #
Cambridge # #
Brentwood # #
Castle Point # #
Harlow # #
Maldon # #
Tendring # #
Hertsmere # #
Stevenage # #
Watford # #
Welwyn Hatfield # #
Great Yarmouth # #
Forest Heath # #
Ipswich # #
Lichfield ! !
Waveney # #
Rushcliffe # #
Bassetlaw # #
Copeland # #
Burnley # #
Fylde # #
Hyndburn # #
Rossendale # #
Craven # #
Richmondshire # #
Selby # #
Bolsover # #
Derbyshire Dales # #
High Peak # #
North East Derbyshire # #
South Derbyshire # #
Melton # #
Oadby and Wigston # #
Boston # #
Corby # #
Newark and Sherwood # #
Isles of Scilly - -
Camden # #
Hammersmith and Fulham # #
Tonbridge and Malling # #
Tunbridge Wells # #
Oxford # #
Elmbridge # #
Epsom and Ewell # #
Guildford # #
Mole Valley # #
Reigate and Banstead # #
Runnymede ! !
Surrey Heath # #
Tandridge # #
Waverley # #
Woking # #
Adur # #
Chichester # #
Crawley # #
Horsham # #
Folkestone and Hythe # #
Hackney # #
Maidstone # #
Dartford # #
Haringey # #
Islington # #
Kensington and Chelsea # #
Lambeth # #
Lewisham # #
Newham # #
Southwark # #
Tower Hamlets # #
Wandsworth # #
Westminster # #
Brent # #
Richmond upon Thames # #
Eastbourne # #
Hastings # #
Gosport # #
Rushmoor # #
Winchester # #
Gravesham ! !
Source: ONS annual population survey [Jan 2021-Dec 2021]

!   Estimate is not available since sample size is disclosive (see definitions)
-   The sample size is too small to allow data to be produced (see definitions)
#   Sample size too small for reliable estimate (see definitions)

Notes:   Numbers and % are for those of 16+
  % is a proportion of all persons in employment

Definitions and Explanations

Labour Supply

Labour supply consists of people who are employed, as well as those people defined as unemployed or economically inactive, who can be considered to be potential labour supply. Information in this section relates to the characteristics of people living in an area.

Most labour supply data comes from the Annual Population Survey (APS). The APS is the largest regular household survey in the United Kingdom. It includes data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), plus further sample boosts in England, Wales and Scotland. The survey includes data from a sample of around 256,000 people aged 16 and over.

As APS estimates are based on samples, they are subject to sampling variability. This means that if another sample for the same period were drawn, a different estimate might be produced. In general, the larger the number of people in a sample, the smaller the variation between estimates. Estimates for smaller areas such as local authorities are therefore less reliable than those for larger areas such as regions. When the sample size is too small to produce reliable estimates, the estimates are replaced with a #.

Economically Active
Economically active
People who are either in employment or unemployed.
Economic activity rate
People, who are economically active, expressed as a percentage of all people.
In employment
People who did some paid work in the reference week (whether as an employee or self employed); those who had a job that they were temporarily away from (eg, on holiday); those on government-supported training and employment programmes; and those doing unpaid family work.
Employment rate
The number of people in employment expressed as a percentage of all people aged 16-64.
Employees and self employed
The division between employees and self employed is based on survey respondents' own assessment of their employment status. The percentage show the number in each category as a percentage of all people aged 16-64. The sum of employees and self employed will not equal the in employment figure due to the inclusion of those on government-supported training and employment programmes, and those doing unpaid family work in the latter.
Unemployed
Refers to people without a job who were available to start work in the two weeks following their interview and who had either looked for work in the four weeks prior to interview or were waiting to start a job they had already obtained.
Unemployed
Refers to people without a job who were available to start work in the two weeks following their interview and who had either looked for work in the four weeks prior to interview or were waiting to start a job they had already obtained.
Model-based unemployed:
As unemployed form a small percentage of the population, the APS unemployed estimates within local authorities are based on very small samples so for many areas would be unreliable. To overcome this ONS has developed a statistical model that provides better estimates of total unemployed for unitary authorities and local authority districts (unemployment estimates for counties are direct survey estimates). Model-based estimates are not produced for male or female unemployed.
The model-based estimate improves on the APS estimate by borrowing strength from the Claimant Count to produce an estimate that is more precise (i.e. has a smaller confidence interval). The number of people measured by the Claimant Count is not itself a measure of unemployment but is strongly correlated with unemployment, and, as it is an administrative count, is known without sampling error. The gain in precision is greatest for areas with smaller sample sizes.
Unemployment rate
Unemployed as a percentage of the economically active population.
Economically inactive
People who are neither in employment nor unemployed. This group includes, for example, all those who were looking after a home or retired.
Occupation
Occupations are classified according to the Standard Occupation Classification 2010. Descriptions of the job titles included in each code are available in the SOC manuals.
Qualifications

Qualifications data are only be available from the APS for calendar year periods, for example, Jan to Dec 2005. The variables show the total number of people who are qualified at a particular level and above, so data in this table are not additive. Separate figures for each NVQ level are available in the full Annual Population Survey data set (wizard/advanced query).

The trade apprenticeships are split 50/50 between NVQ level 2 and 3. This follows ONS policy for presenting qualifications data in publications. Separate counts for trade apprenticeships can be obtained from the full APS data set (wizard/advanced query).

No qualifications
No formal qualifications held.
Other qualifications
includes foreign qualifications and some professional qualifications.
NVQ 1 equivalent
e.g. fewer than 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, foundation GNVQ, NVQ 1, intermediate 1 national qualification (Scotland) or equivalent.
NVQ 2 equivalent
e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at grades A-C, intermediate GNVQ, NVQ 2, intermediate 2 national qualification (Scotland) or equivalent.
NVQ 3 equivalent
e.g. 2 or more A levels, advanced GNVQ, NVQ 3, 2 or more higher or advanced higher national qualifications (Scotland) or equivalent.
NVQ 4 equivalent and above
e.g. HND, Degree and Higher Degree level qualifications or equivalent.
Earnings by Residence

The figures show the median earnings in pounds for employees living in the area who are on adults rates of pay and whose pay was not affected by absence. Figures for earnings come from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The ASHE is based on a 1 per cent sample of employees, information on whose earnings and hours is obtained from employers. The survey does not cover self-employed. Information relates to a pay period in April.

The earnings information collected relates to gross pay before tax, national insurance or other deductions, and excludes payments in kind. It is restricted to earnings relating to the survey pay period and so excludes payments of arrears from another period made during the survey period; any payments due as a result of a pay settlement but not yet paid at the time of the survey will also be excluded.


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