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


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local authority
numbers % Sort
Bolsover 9,000 24.3
Eden 6,600 22.0
Castle Point 9,800 21.3
Wellingborough 8,200 21.2
Orkney Islands 2,600 21.1
North Devon 9,600 20.2
North Norfolk 8,400 19.7
Pembrokeshire 11,100 19.6
Pendle 7,400 19.5
Allerdale 9,400 19.5
Barrow-in-Furness 4,900 19.2
Powys 11,800 19.1
Brentwood 7,700 18.7
North West Leicestershire 8,900 18.3
Moray 8,500 18.3
Highland 21,300 18.0
North Warwickshire 5,600 17.8
East Lindsey 10,100 17.8
Ceredigion 5,800 17.6
Wyre Forest 7,800 17.4
Forest of Dean 7,200 17.3
Mansfield 9,000 17.2
Cotswold 7,500 17.0
Gwynedd 9,900 17.0
Staffordshire Moorlands 8,500 16.9
Kettering 8,500 16.9
Cannock Chase 8,900 16.8
Na h-Eileanan Siar 2,300 16.7
Worthing 9,200 16.2
Tendring 9,300 16.2
Chichester 10,000 16.1
Carlisle 8,700 16.1
West Lindsey 7,300 16.1
Taunton Deane 8,800 16.0
Barking and Dagenham 15,500 15.8
East Northamptonshire 7,900 15.8
North Dorset 4,800 15.7
West Dorset 6,800 15.6
South Derbyshire 8,900 15.5
Derbyshire Dales 5,700 15.4
Breckland 10,100 15.2
Cornwall 40,200 15.2
High Peak 6,500 14.8
Broadland 10,300 14.8
Gosport 6,200 14.8
Bassetlaw 8,500 14.7
Conwy 7,500 14.7
Perth and Kinross 11,800 14.7
South Hams 5,900 14.7
Torridge 5,600 14.7
Herefordshire, County of 14,300 14.6
Canterbury 10,800 14.6
Isle of Anglesey 4,700 14.6
Argyll and Bute 5,800 14.5
South Lakeland 7,300 14.5
Lincoln 6,900 14.5
North East Derbyshire 6,900 14.4
Shropshire 22,400 14.4
Malvern Hills 5,200 14.3
Babergh 5,700 14.2
Great Yarmouth 6,200 14.1
Hastings 6,900 14.1
Rossendale 5,000 14.1
Broxbourne 6,900 14.0
Braintree 10,600 14.0
Dumfries and Galloway 9,600 14.0
North East Lincolnshire 9,800 14.0
Blaby 7,200 13.9
East Ayrshire 7,900 13.9
Waveney 7,400 13.8
Ashfield 9,100 13.8
Neath Port Talbot 9,000 13.8
Walsall 17,200 13.8
Thurrock 11,900 13.7
Lancaster 8,600 13.7
Denbighshire 5,900 13.6
Northumberland 19,400 13.6
East Dorset 5,100 13.5
Rutland 2,200 13.5
North Kesteven 7,600 13.5
Merthyr Tydfil 3,600 13.5
Havant 7,700 13.4
Stoke-on-Trent 15,900 13.4
Watford 7,400 13.4
Broxtowe 7,400 13.3
Fenland 6,100 13.3
Isle of Wight 8,000 13.3
Hartlepool 5,200 13.3
Uttlesford 6,200 13.3
Carmarthenshire 10,900 13.2
Redditch 5,800 13.2
Wyre 6,800 13.2
South Holland 5,800 13.2
Tamworth 5,100 13.2
Selby 5,400 13.2
Weymouth and Portland 3,800 13.1
Amber Valley 9,300 13.1
Aberdeenshire 18,000 13.0
Thanet 7,900 13.0
Burnley 4,800 12.9
Dudley 18,500 12.9
Tameside 13,900 12.9
Scottish Borders 7,100 12.9
Redcar and Cleveland 7,200 12.9
Bromsgrove 6,000 12.8
Newham 23,300 12.8
North Lincolnshire 9,800 12.8
Tewkesbury 5,600 12.8
North Hertfordshire 9,100 12.8
Surrey Heath 5,700 12.7
Swale 8,200 12.7
Torbay 7,700 12.7
Barnsley 14,800 12.7
Wolverhampton 14,300 12.6
Vale of White Horse 8,000 12.6
Sandwell 18,500 12.6
South Somerset 10,000 12.5
Stockton-on-Tees 11,100 12.5
Wiltshire 30,600 12.5
Stafford 7,900 12.4
Angus 6,800 12.4
Rochford 5,800 12.3
Sedgemoor 7,800 12.3
Fylde 5,100 12.3
Dover 6,300 12.3
Wychavon 7,400 12.1
Fife 20,800 12.1
St Edmundsbury 7,100 12.1
Kingston upon Hull, City of 14,800 12.0
Oldham 12,600 12.0
Rugby 6,800 12.0
Harborough 5,800 11.9
Mid Devon 4,900 11.9
Wrexham 8,000 11.9
Plymouth 14,900 11.8
Bexley 14,500 11.8
Middlesbrough 6,700 11.8
Wakefield 18,900 11.7
Charnwood 11,300 11.7
Sefton 15,000 11.7
Aberdeen City 14,800 11.6
Wealden 8,700 11.6
West Oxfordshire 6,900 11.6
South Lanarkshire 17,800 11.5
East Lothian 6,100 11.5
Newark and Sherwood 6,500 11.5
New Forest 10,100 11.5
Caerphilly 9,300 11.5
Coventry 21,000 11.4
South Cambridgeshire 9,400 11.3
Gloucester 8,000 11.3
Rhondda Cynon Taff 11,700 11.3
Copeland 3,300 11.2
Monmouthshire 5,000 11.2
Rochdale 10,800 11.2
County Durham 26,900 11.2
Redbridge 16,600 11.2
South Northamptonshire 4,800 11.2
Spelthorne 6,100 11.1
Bournemouth 12,000 11.1
Bradford 24,800 11.1
Sutton 11,800 11.1
East Riding of Yorkshire 17,600 11.0
East Cambridgeshire 5,000 11.0
Huntingdonshire 9,800 11.0
Folkestone and Hythe 6,100 11.0
Stroud 7,000 10.9
Kirklees 22,100 10.9
Portsmouth 11,400 10.9
North Lanarkshire 18,100 10.9
Basildon 10,000 10.9
Suffolk Coastal 6,400 10.8
North Ayrshire 6,400 10.8
Rotherham 12,700 10.8
Haringey 16,800 10.8
Scarborough 5,400 10.7
East Devon 7,200 10.7
Flintshire 8,300 10.7
South Kesteven 7,600 10.7
South Oxfordshire 8,300 10.6
Swansea 11,900 10.6
Medway 15,000 10.6
Darlington 5,200 10.6
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 7,600 10.6
Doncaster 14,800 10.6
St. Helens 9,000 10.6
Telford and Wrekin 9,300 10.6
South Norfolk 7,600 10.5
Arun 7,100 10.4
West Dunbartonshire 4,500 10.4
Wigan 16,700 10.4
Inverclyde 3,500 10.3
Chorley 5,700 10.3
Horsham 7,300 10.3
Sunderland 12,700 10.3
Lichfield 5,200 10.3
Guildford 9,000 10.2
Bracknell Forest 6,800 10.2
Aylesbury Vale 10,500 10.1
Falkirk 7,700 10.1
East Staffordshire 6,000 10.1
Torfaen 4,200 10.1
Mendip 6,200 10.1
Waltham Forest 14,500 10.0
South Ribble 5,900 10.0
East Hampshire 6,000 10.0
Nottingham 14,600 9.9
Derby 12,200 9.9
West Lothian 9,200 9.9
Dundee City 6,600 9.8
Slough 7,300 9.8
Bridgend 6,500 9.8
Solihull 10,000 9.8
Midlothian 4,600 9.8
Leicester 16,600 9.7
Halton 6,100 9.7
Luton 9,800 9.7
Poole 7,100 9.7
Knowsley 7,000 9.7
Preston 6,900 9.6
Basingstoke and Deane 9,200 9.6
Cherwell 7,600 9.5
West Berkshire 8,100 9.5
Newport 6,800 9.5
Bolton 11,900 9.4
Blaenau Gwent 2,900 9.4
South Ayrshire 4,700 9.4
Clackmannanshire 2,200 9.3
Norwich 6,500 9.3
Blackpool 5,700 9.3
Colchester 8,600 9.3
Southend-on-Sea 8,400 9.3
Dartford 5,800 9.2
Gateshead 8,800 9.2
Havering 11,700 9.2
Stirling 4,100 9.1
Leeds 36,200 9.1
Mid Suffolk 4,900 9.1
Teignbridge 5,700 9.1
Wirral 13,600 9.0
Bury 7,900 9.0
North Somerset 9,400 9.0
East Hertfordshire 6,500 9.0
South Gloucestershire 13,100 8.9
Dacorum 7,100 8.9
Calderdale 8,600 8.8
Epping Forest 5,700 8.8
Blackburn with Darwen 5,600 8.7
Warrington 9,400 8.7
Cheshire East 16,500 8.7
Liverpool 20,100 8.7
Croydon 17,200 8.7
Central Bedfordshire 13,200 8.7
Vale of Glamorgan 5,300 8.6
Bath and North East Somerset 8,500 8.6
Birmingham 42,300 8.6
Renfrewshire 7,700 8.6
Warwick 6,300 8.5
Worcester 4,600 8.4
Ipswich 5,400 8.4
York 9,300 8.4
South Tyneside 5,300 8.3
Enfield 12,500 8.3
East Dunbartonshire 4,300 8.3
Cheshire West and Chester 13,400 8.3
Erewash 5,000 8.3
Chiltern 3,800 8.2
Southampton 11,100 8.2
Glasgow City 24,100 8.1
Salford 10,500 8.1
Bedford 6,800 8.0
Winchester 4,400 8.0
Eastleigh 5,100 7.9
Mid Sussex 6,400 7.9
Peterborough 7,400 7.8
Merton 8,900 7.8
Milton Keynes 10,500 7.7
Wycombe 7,000 7.7
Stockport 11,000 7.7
North Tyneside 7,700 7.6
Harrogate 6,400 7.6
Reading 6,700 7.5
Cheltenham 4,800 7.5
Cardiff 14,600 7.5
Swindon 8,600 7.5
Fareham 4,300 7.4
Ealing 12,000 7.2
Bristol, City of 18,000 7.2
Bromley 12,200 7.1
Newcastle upon Tyne 9,700 7.1
Nuneaton and Bedworth 4,400 7.1
Kingston upon Thames 6,700 7.0
Greenwich 10,400 6.8
City of Edinburgh 18,500 6.8
Brighton and Hove 10,800 6.7
Wokingham 5,700 6.7
Hillingdon 9,800 6.6
Sheffield 19,100 6.6
Brent 10,800 6.5
East Renfrewshire 2,900 6.5
Northampton 7,800 6.5
Harrow 7,100 6.3
Lewisham 10,500 6.0
Chelmsford 5,500 5.8
Trafford 6,600 5.6
Barnet 11,400 5.6
Windsor and Maidenhead 4,400 5.6
Tower Hamlets 9,300 5.5
Camden 7,400 5.4
Southwark 9,700 5.3
Hammersmith and Fulham 5,200 5.3
Manchester 13,700 5.2
Hounslow 6,700 4.9
Islington 6,400 4.6
Lambeth 6,500 3.3
Richmond upon Thames 3,500 3.2
Wandsworth 6,100 3.1
West Somerset # #
Shetland Islands # #
Cambridge # #
Harlow # #
Maldon # #
Stratford-on-Avon # #
Rushcliffe # #
Newcastle-under-Lyme # #
South Staffordshire # #
Hertsmere # #
Forest Heath # #
City of London ! !
Hackney # #
Welwyn Hatfield # #
St Albans # #
Stevenage # #
Three Rivers # #
Hambleton # #
Richmondshire # #
Ryedale # #
Craven # #
Hyndburn # #
Ribble Valley # #
West Lancashire # #
Chesterfield # #
Corby # #
Daventry # #
Gedling # #
Boston ! !
Hinckley and Bosworth # #
Melton # #
Oadby and Wigston # #
Kensington and Chelsea # #
Runnymede # #
Tandridge # #
Waverley # #
Reigate and Banstead # #
Elmbridge # #
Epsom and Ewell # #
Mole Valley # #
Woking # #
West Devon # #
Christchurch # #
Purbeck # #
Exeter # #
Adur # #
Crawley # #
Isles of Scilly - -
Rother # #
Hart # #
Rushmoor # #
Lewes # #
Westminster # #
South Bucks # #
Eastbourne # #
Test Valley # #
Tonbridge and Malling # #
Tunbridge Wells # #
Oxford # #
Sevenoaks # #
Ashford # #
Gravesham # #
Maidstone # #
Source: ONS annual population survey [Jan 2019-Dec 2019]

!   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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