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


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Ashfield 14,000 21.5
Orkney Islands 2,400 20.2
Torridge 7,600 20.2
Barrow-in-Furness 5,600 19.9
Pendle 8,500 19.9
Uttlesford 9,200 19.7
Derbyshire Dales 6,300 19.1
Lincoln 8,600 19.1
West Dorset 8,900 18.7
Sedgemoor 11,500 18.7
Powys 11,700 18.7
Weymouth and Portland 4,700 18.6
Wyre Forest 8,600 18.6
Cotswold 8,500 18.4
Havant 10,200 18.2
Eden 5,600 18.2
North Devon 8,200 18.1
Bassetlaw 10,500 18.1
Allerdale 8,400 17.9
Carlisle 9,900 17.6
Pembrokeshire 9,800 17.3
Malvern Hills 6,000 17.2
Moray 8,000 17.1
Wellingborough 7,600 17.1
South Holland 7,100 17.0
South Lakeland 8,100 16.7
Swale 11,100 16.6
South Kesteven 11,100 16.6
West Lindsey 7,100 16.6
Selby 6,800 16.6
Na h-Eileanan Siar 2,300 16.5
Ceredigion 5,800 16.4
Castle Point 7,400 16.3
Gwynedd 9,300 16.2
South Northamptonshire 7,600 16.0
Wychavon 9,600 15.7
Dumfries and Galloway 10,300 15.7
Highland 19,400 15.7
East Lindsey 8,200 15.5
Cornwall 41,000 15.4
North Norfolk 5,900 15.2
Babergh 6,800 15.1
Cannock Chase 8,000 15.0
Blaby 7,500 15.0
North Hertfordshire 10,600 14.8
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 10,900 14.8
Scottish Borders 7,900 14.7
Mansfield 7,800 14.7
North East Derbyshire 7,200 14.7
Broadland 9,900 14.6
Broxtowe 8,100 14.3
North Lincolnshire 11,200 14.3
South Ribble 8,300 14.3
Merthyr Tydfil 3,600 14.2
North East Lincolnshire 10,000 14.0
Worcester 7,700 13.9
Wyre 7,200 13.9
Broxbourne 7,000 13.8
Chichester 8,000 13.8
South Somerset 10,700 13.7
Tewkesbury 6,800 13.7
Tameside 14,700 13.7
Argyll and Bute 5,500 13.7
Denbighshire 5,700 13.6
East Cambridgeshire 6,000 13.6
Kingston upon Hull, City of 18,100 13.6
Herefordshire, County of 12,800 13.5
Ashford 9,200 13.5
North Dorset 4,300 13.4
Northumberland 19,400 13.4
Newham 24,400 13.4
Isle of Anglesey 4,200 13.4
East Staffordshire 7,600 13.3
New Forest 11,800 13.3
St Edmundsbury 7,600 13.2
Hastings 6,400 13.2
West Oxfordshire 7,300 13.2
Staffordshire Moorlands 6,400 13.0
Walsall 16,900 13.0
Conwy 6,400 13.0
Harborough 6,300 12.8
Rutland 2,000 12.8
Barking and Dagenham 12,000 12.8
East Ayrshire 7,000 12.7
North Warwickshire 3,800 12.5
Rochdale 12,200 12.5
East Riding of Yorkshire 19,300 12.5
Suffolk Coastal 7,300 12.5
Torbay 7,300 12.5
Carmarthenshire 9,700 12.5
South Hams 5,100 12.5
Perth and Kinross 9,300 12.4
Oldham 13,000 12.4
Stockton-on-Tees 11,100 12.4
Hartlepool 4,900 12.3
Shropshire 19,100 12.3
Basildon 11,100 12.3
Copeland 3,700 12.2
Doncaster 16,900 12.2
North West Leicestershire 5,900 12.2
Bradford 27,300 12.2
Aberdeenshire 17,300 12.2
Barnsley 14,100 12.1
Charnwood 12,100 12.1
Burnley 4,600 12.1
Tendring 6,600 12.0
Gloucester 8,300 12.0
Plymouth 14,900 11.9
Wiltshire 29,100 11.9
Waveney 6,200 11.9
North Kesteven 6,200 11.9
Breckland 8,100 11.9
Teignbridge 7,300 11.9
Isle of Wight 7,000 11.8
East Lothian 6,100 11.8
Bexley 15,300 11.8
Mendip 7,400 11.8
High Peak 5,100 11.7
Canterbury 9,300 11.7
Ipswich 7,900 11.7
Redbridge 17,700 11.7
Blaenau Gwent 3,600 11.7
Stoke-on-Trent 13,900 11.7
South Cambridgeshire 9,400 11.5
Wakefield 18,300 11.5
Flintshire 9,200 11.5
Worthing 6,600 11.5
Angus 6,400 11.4
Wealden 8,900 11.3
Dudley 16,400 11.3
East Dorset 4,300 11.3
Torfaen 4,800 11.3
Wirral 16,800 11.2
Kettering 6,000 11.2
Dover 5,600 11.2
Darlington 5,400 11.1
Bridgend 7,500 11.1
Neath Port Talbot 7,000 11.1
Wrexham 7,400 11.1
Wigan 17,700 11.1
Sutton 11,700 11.0
Thurrock 9,300 11.0
Portsmouth 11,600 11.0
Rugby 6,200 10.9
Coventry 19,700 10.9
Redcar and Cleveland 6,200 10.9
Monmouthshire 4,900 10.8
Redditch 4,700 10.8
Derby 13,400 10.8
Central Bedfordshire 16,700 10.8
Wolverhampton 12,800 10.8
South Derbyshire 6,000 10.7
Lancaster 7,400 10.7
Luton 11,200 10.7
South Norfolk 8,300 10.7
Taunton Deane 6,000 10.7
Caerphilly 8,900 10.6
Folkestone and Hythe 5,900 10.5
Telford and Wrekin 8,800 10.5
Rotherham 12,400 10.5
Sunderland 13,200 10.4
Newcastle-under-Lyme 6,200 10.4
West Dunbartonshire 4,400 10.4
Kirklees 21,500 10.4
Mid Suffolk 5,400 10.3
West Lothian 9,500 10.3
South Staffordshire 5,600 10.3
Spelthorne 5,400 10.3
Vale of White Horse 7,200 10.2
Wycombe 9,400 10.2
County Durham 24,500 10.2
Bromsgrove 4,700 10.1
Gateshead 9,700 10.0
Blackburn with Darwen 6,500 10.0
St. Helens 8,500 10.0
Rhondda Cynon Taff 10,600 10.0
Dacorum 7,700 10.0
Newark and Sherwood 5,900 10.0
Blackpool 6,200 9.9
Fife 16,800 9.9
Poole 7,000 9.8
Sefton 12,400 9.8
Bath and North East Somerset 9,900 9.8
Bolton 12,300 9.8
Sandwell 14,200 9.8
Fareham 6,000 9.7
Bournemouth 10,300 9.7
Amber Valley 6,400 9.7
Halton 6,000 9.7
South Tyneside 6,200 9.6
Stafford 6,600 9.6
North Lanarkshire 15,200 9.6
Preston 6,800 9.6
Basingstoke and Deane 9,100 9.5
Dundee City 6,700 9.5
Nottingham 14,400 9.5
Eastleigh 6,400 9.4
Newport 6,900 9.4
Bracknell Forest 6,300 9.3
Southampton 12,500 9.3
West Berkshire 7,800 9.3
South Oxfordshire 7,500 9.3
North Somerset 9,800 9.3
South Lanarkshire 14,600 9.3
Exeter 6,900 9.2
Swansea 10,100 9.2
Havering 12,100 9.1
Scarborough 4,500 9.1
Salford 11,600 9.1
East Dunbartonshire 4,600 9.1
Reading 8,400 9.0
Cheshire West and Chester 14,200 8.9
Aberdeen City 11,400 8.9
Inverclyde 3,000 8.9
Middlesbrough 5,100 8.9
Southend-on-Sea 8,300 8.9
Warrington 9,600 8.8
East Hertfordshire 6,900 8.8
North Ayrshire 5,000 8.8
Glasgow City 25,300 8.7
Liverpool 20,700 8.7
Bury 7,600 8.6
South Ayrshire 4,300 8.6
Colchester 7,600 8.6
Leeds 35,600 8.5
Slough 6,200 8.5
Chiltern 4,200 8.5
Braintree 6,500 8.5
Birmingham 42,500 8.5
East Devon 5,400 8.5
Renfrewshire 7,500 8.5
Peterborough 8,200 8.5
Cheshire East 16,300 8.5
Huntingdonshire 7,300 8.4
Knowsley 6,100 8.4
Midlothian 3,900 8.4
Falkirk 6,300 8.3
Solihull 8,600 8.3
Stroud 5,000 8.2
Swindon 9,300 8.1
Stirling 3,700 8.1
Hambleton 3,400 8.0
Medway 10,900 8.0
Horsham 5,800 7.9
Stockport 11,100 7.8
Waltham Forest 11,200 7.8
South Gloucestershire 11,700 7.8
York 8,600 7.7
Calderdale 7,300 7.6
Leicester 13,300 7.5
Ealing 12,200 7.4
Croydon 15,000 7.4
Lewisham 13,400 7.3
Northampton 8,400 7.3
Sheffield 21,200 7.3
Enfield 11,400 7.2
Aylesbury Vale 7,400 7.2
Cherwell 5,600 7.1
City of Edinburgh 18,900 6.9
Kingston upon Thames 6,600 6.9
Greenwich 10,600 6.9
North Tyneside 6,900 6.9
Brent 11,100 6.8
Harrow 8,000 6.8
Brighton and Hove 11,100 6.8
Bristol, City of 16,500 6.7
Newcastle upon Tyne 9,100 6.6
Cardiff 12,700 6.5
Windsor and Maidenhead 5,100 6.5
Milton Keynes 9,000 6.4
Islington 9,100 6.4
East Renfrewshire 2,800 6.3
Manchester 16,400 6.2
Camden 8,500 6.2
Hammersmith and Fulham 6,200 6.2
Clackmannanshire 1,400 6.2
Bromley 10,400 6.1
Vale of Glamorgan 3,600 6.1
Merton 7,100 6.0
Hounslow 8,500 6.0
Wokingham 4,700 5.9
Haringey 9,100 5.8
Harrogate 4,500 5.7
Bedford 5,200 5.7
Warwick 4,200 5.6
Barnet 11,800 5.5
Southwark 10,100 5.4
Trafford 6,000 5.0
Wandsworth 9,900 4.8
Hillingdon 7,200 4.7
Lambeth 8,500 4.4
West Devon # #
Purbeck # #
Mid Devon # #
Christchurch # #
West Somerset # #
Forest of Dean # #
Shetland Islands # #
Cheltenham # #
Fenland # #
Cambridge # #
Brentwood # #
Epping Forest # #
Chelmsford # #
Lichfield # #
Rushcliffe # #
Tamworth # #
Stratford-on-Avon # #
Nuneaton and Bedworth # #
Three Rivers # #
Stevenage # #
Watford # #
Great Yarmouth # #
Welwyn Hatfield # #
Maldon # #
Harlow # #
Rochford # #
St Albans # #
Hertsmere # #
Craven # #
West Lancashire # #
Richmondshire # #
Bolsover # #
Ryedale # #
Fylde # #
Chorley # #
Hyndburn # #
Rossendale # #
Ribble Valley # #
Corby # #
Boston ! !
Daventry # #
Gedling # #
East Northamptonshire # #
Erewash # #
Chesterfield # #
Hinckley and Bosworth # #
Oadby and Wigston ! !
Melton ! !
Norwich # #
Epsom and Ewell # #
Elmbridge # #
Guildford # #
Reigate and Banstead # #
Mole Valley # #
Thanet # #
Sevenoaks # #
Tonbridge and Malling # #
Oxford ! !
Tunbridge Wells # #
Arun # #
Adur # #
Crawley # #
Isles of Scilly - -
Mid Sussex # #
Surrey Heath # #
Runnymede # #
Tandridge ! !
Woking ! !
Waverley # #
Richmond upon Thames # #
Westminster # #
South Bucks # #
Lewes # #
Eastbourne # #
City of London ! !
Forest Heath # #
Hackney # #
Tower Hamlets # #
Kensington and Chelsea # #
Winchester # #
Test Valley # #
Dartford # #
Maidstone # #
Gravesham # #
East Hampshire # #
Rother # #
Gosport # #
Rushmoor # #
Hart # #
Source: ONS annual population survey [Jul 2019-Jun 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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