Employment by Occupation - Area Comparison
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5 Skilled trades occupations (Great Britain)


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Ashfield 14,800 23.5
Sedgemoor 13,400 22.4
Orkney Islands 2,300 20.4
West Dorset 9,100 19.4
Powys 11,600 19.2
Torridge 6,300 18.6
Havant 10,700 18.6
Allerdale 8,400 18.2
Cotswold 8,000 18.1
Dartford 11,000 17.8
Pendle 7,400 17.7
South Holland 7,200 17.5
Weymouth and Portland 4,400 17.5
Wyre Forest 8,200 17.4
Pembrokeshire 9,600 17.1
Eden 5,000 17.1
North East Derbyshire 8,200 17.0
Moray 7,700 16.8
Uttlesford 7,500 16.6
Worcester 8,800 16.6
Bassetlaw 8,600 16.4
Highland 19,700 16.2
Carlisle 8,800 16.0
Castle Point 7,000 16.0
Dumfries and Galloway 10,100 15.8
Cornwall 42,300 15.8
Ceredigion 5,600 15.8
Gwynedd 8,800 15.8
West Lindsey 6,300 15.6
Lincoln 7,300 15.5
St Edmundsbury 9,300 15.5
Broadland 10,200 15.4
South Hams 6,000 15.3
Malvern Hills 5,500 15.2
East Cambridgeshire 6,800 15.1
Babergh 6,700 15.0
South Lakeland 7,100 14.9
Scottish Borders 8,200 14.9
Na h-Eileanan Siar 2,000 14.8
Hastings 6,600 14.7
Wyre 7,600 14.6
Merthyr Tydfil 3,700 14.6
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 10,600 14.5
South Kesteven 9,600 14.5
North Devon 6,800 14.4
Conwy 7,100 14.3
Tewkesbury 7,000 14.3
North Kesteven 7,400 14.2
Wychavon 8,600 14.1
New Forest 11,700 14.1
South Ribble 8,100 14.1
Bromsgrove 6,600 14.0
Broxbourne 7,300 14.0
Ashford 9,600 14.0
Kingston upon Hull, City of 18,200 14.0
Mid Suffolk 7,000 13.9
North Dorset 4,500 13.9
Denbighshire 5,700 13.8
Adur 4,700 13.8
Swale 9,300 13.6
Mansfield 6,900 13.6
Fareham 8,000 13.5
Argyll and Bute 5,300 13.4
West Oxfordshire 7,200 13.3
Northumberland 18,400 13.0
Chichester 7,700 13.0
Rochdale 12,500 12.9
Angus 7,000 12.9
Portsmouth 13,500 12.8
North Norfolk 5,400 12.7
Teignbridge 7,900 12.7
Telford and Wrekin 10,700 12.7
Tameside 13,400 12.6
Torfaen 5,300 12.5
East Riding of Yorkshire 19,600 12.5
Herefordshire, County of 11,900 12.5
Walsall 16,100 12.5
Harborough 5,800 12.4
Oldham 13,400 12.4
Darlington 6,100 12.4
North Hertfordshire 9,100 12.4
Flintshire 9,800 12.4
Torbay 7,200 12.4
Aberdeenshire 17,100 12.3
Broxtowe 6,600 12.3
East Lindsey 6,800 12.3
Hartlepool 4,800 12.3
Bradford 27,900 12.3
Isle of Anglesey 3,800 12.3
Hambleton 5,500 12.3
South Somerset 9,500 12.3
North East Lincolnshire 9,000 12.3
Daventry 4,700 12.2
Mendip 7,200 12.2
Thanet 7,400 12.1
Plymouth 15,400 12.1
Kettering 7,100 12.0
Thurrock 10,100 12.0
West Lancashire 6,300 12.0
Carmarthenshire 9,500 11.9
Isle of Wight 6,900 11.8
Newcastle-under-Lyme 6,700 11.8
Barking and Dagenham 11,300 11.8
Selby 5,100 11.7
Rochford 5,400 11.7
Charnwood 11,400 11.7
Wigan 18,700 11.7
Mole Valley 5,200 11.7
North Lincolnshire 9,000 11.6
Colchester 10,800 11.6
Basildon 10,800 11.6
East Lothian 6,000 11.6
Neath Port Talbot 7,400 11.6
Dudley 16,600 11.6
Wiltshire 28,300 11.6
South Cambridgeshire 9,100 11.5
Perth and Kinross 8,600 11.5
Wakefield 18,400 11.5
Bexley 14,600 11.4
Bridgend 7,500 11.4
East Ayrshire 6,300 11.3
Luton 11,600 11.3
Arun 7,500 11.3
Folkestone and Hythe 6,200 11.3
Shropshire 17,200 11.3
Doncaster 15,800 11.2
Barnsley 12,900 11.2
Chiltern 5,300 11.1
Wealden 8,600 11.1
Coventry 19,800 11.0
South Norfolk 7,800 11.0
Cheshire West and Chester 17,800 10.9
Derby 13,700 10.9
South Oxfordshire 8,300 10.8
Blaenau Gwent 3,400 10.8
Canterbury 8,900 10.7
Newham 20,300 10.7
Blaby 5,100 10.6
Sefton 13,400 10.6
Basingstoke and Deane 10,100 10.6
Monmouthshire 4,800 10.6
East Dorset 4,200 10.6
Fife 17,800 10.5
Rutland 1,700 10.5
St. Helens 8,700 10.4
Taunton Deane 5,700 10.4
Redcar and Cleveland 5,900 10.4
Kirklees 21,400 10.4
County Durham 24,800 10.3
Halton 6,200 10.3
Gateshead 10,100 10.3
West Lothian 9,300 10.3
Slough 7,500 10.2
Redbridge 16,000 10.2
Blackpool 6,400 10.2
Inverclyde 3,300 10.1
Wycombe 9,200 10.1
North West Leicestershire 4,800 10.0
Southampton 13,200 10.0
Gloucester 6,600 10.0
Nottingham 15,400 10.0
Dundee City 6,800 9.9
Vale of White Horse 7,500 9.8
Scarborough 4,700 9.8
Bracknell Forest 6,400 9.8
Blackburn with Darwen 6,300 9.8
Sutton 10,300 9.8
Central Bedfordshire 15,200 9.7
North Lanarkshire 15,500 9.7
Stoke-on-Trent 11,800 9.7
Ipswich 6,800 9.7
Sunderland 12,400 9.7
Welwyn Hatfield 6,900 9.6
Forest of Dean 4,000 9.6
Wirral 14,200 9.6
Amber Valley 6,300 9.5
Bath and North East Somerset 9,600 9.5
Mid Sussex 7,300 9.5
Stockton-on-Tees 8,700 9.5
Breckland 6,300 9.5
South Tyneside 5,800 9.4
Poole 6,800 9.4
Bolton 11,500 9.4
Stafford 6,300 9.4
Swansea 10,400 9.4
Wrexham 6,200 9.3
Bournemouth 9,700 9.3
Worthing 5,200 9.3
East Hertfordshire 7,400 9.3
Cheltenham 5,600 9.2
Suffolk Coastal 4,900 9.2
Peterborough 8,800 9.2
Braintree 7,400 9.1
Eastleigh 6,600 9.1
South Lanarkshire 14,300 9.1
Rugby 5,000 9.1
Rotherham 10,800 9.0
Dacorum 7,000 9.0
West Dunbartonshire 3,700 9.0
Caerphilly 7,600 9.0
Epping Forest 5,900 8.9
South Ayrshire 4,400 8.9
North Ayrshire 5,000 8.8
Liverpool 20,900 8.8
Birmingham 43,900 8.8
Reading 8,200 8.8
Knowsley 6,400 8.8
Aberdeen City 10,600 8.8
Falkirk 6,800 8.7
Leicester 15,600 8.7
Renfrewshire 7,600 8.6
North Somerset 9,100 8.6
Wolverhampton 10,200 8.5
Exeter 6,100 8.4
Salford 10,600 8.4
East Devon 5,300 8.4
West Berkshire 7,100 8.4
Warrington 9,100 8.4
Southend-on-Sea 7,700 8.3
Leeds 35,400 8.3
York 9,100 8.3
Hinckley and Bosworth 4,700 8.3
Lancaster 6,000 8.2
Havering 11,000 8.2
Newport 6,100 8.2
Rhondda Cynon Taff 8,400 8.2
East Dunbartonshire 4,100 8.1
Solihull 8,100 8.1
Medway 10,800 8.1
Midlothian 3,700 8.1
Waltham Forest 11,100 8.1
Sandwell 11,800 8.0
Nuneaton and Bedworth 5,000 8.0
Swindon 9,100 7.9
Preston 5,400 7.9
Calderdale 7,400 7.8
Bury 6,900 7.7
Greenwich 11,800 7.7
Clackmannanshire 1,800 7.7
South Gloucestershire 11,300 7.6
Stroud 4,900 7.6
Middlesbrough 4,400 7.5
Enfield 12,100 7.4
Sheffield 21,400 7.4
Harrow 8,500 7.4
Cheshire East 13,300 7.3
Huntingdonshire 6,500 7.3
Cherwell 5,700 7.2
Stirling 3,300 7.2
Aylesbury Vale 7,100 7.0
Northampton 8,100 7.0
Croydon 13,700 6.9
Cardiff 13,200 6.8
Glasgow City 20,100 6.8
Lewisham 12,600 6.7
Stockport 9,500 6.6
Hammersmith and Fulham 6,600 6.6
Camden 9,000 6.5
Bedford 6,200 6.5
North Tyneside 6,400 6.4
Windsor and Maidenhead 4,900 6.4
Islington 8,800 6.3
East Renfrewshire 2,900 6.3
Brighton and Hove 10,100 6.3
Milton Keynes 8,700 6.3
Newcastle upon Tyne 8,600 6.2
Bristol, City of 15,300 6.1
Ealing 10,200 6.0
Manchester 15,400 6.0
St Albans 4,500 6.0
Barnet 13,100 6.0
Vale of Glamorgan 3,500 5.9
Bromley 9,900 5.9
Kingston upon Thames 5,500 5.9
Harrogate 4,500 5.8
Hounslow 8,100 5.7
City of Edinburgh 15,000 5.5
Trafford 6,200 5.2
Merton 6,000 5.1
Hillingdon 7,800 5.0
Wokingham 3,800 4.8
Southwark 9,000 4.8
Wandsworth 9,500 4.7
Haringey 6,600 4.2
Lambeth 7,800 4.1
Purbeck # #
West Devon ! !
Christchurch # #
Shetland Islands # #
Mid Devon # #
West Somerset # #
Isles of Scilly - -
Lichfield # #
East Staffordshire # #
South Staffordshire # #
Tamworth # #
Staffordshire Moorlands # #
Cannock Chase # #
Wellingborough # #
South Northamptonshire # #
Gedling # #
Rushcliffe # #
Newark and Sherwood # #
Chelmsford # #
Brentwood # #
Harlow # #
Tendring # #
Maldon # #
Fenland # #
Stratford-on-Avon # #
North Warwickshire # #
Warwick # #
Cambridge # #
Redditch # #
Rossendale # #
Ribble Valley # #
Craven # #
Ryedale # #
Richmondshire # #
Hyndburn # #
Copeland # #
Barrow-in-Furness # #
Burnley # #
Fylde # #
Chorley # #
Oadby and Wigston ! !
Melton ! !
Boston ! !
East Northamptonshire # #
Corby # #
South Derbyshire # #
Chesterfield # #
Bolsover # #
Derbyshire Dales # #
High Peak # #
Erewash # #
Tonbridge and Malling # #
Sevenoaks # #
Tunbridge Wells # #
Elmbridge # #
Oxford # #
Maidstone # #
Test Valley # #
Rushmoor # #
Winchester # #
Gravesham # #
Dover # #
Waverley # #
Tandridge ! !
Woking # #
Horsham # #
Crawley # #
Surrey Heath # #
Guildford # #
Epsom and Ewell # #
Reigate and Banstead # #
Spelthorne # #
Runnymede # #
Waveney # #
Forest Heath # #
City of London ! !
Kensington and Chelsea # #
Hackney # #
Norwich # #
Stevenage # #
Hertsmere # #
Three Rivers # #
Great Yarmouth # #
Watford # #
Rother # #
Lewes # #
East Hampshire # #
Hart # #
Gosport # #
Eastbourne # #
Westminster # #
Tower Hamlets # #
Brent # #
South Bucks # #
Richmond upon Thames # #
Source: ONS annual population survey [Oct 2019-Sep 2020]

!   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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