2011 Ward Labour Market Profile E36000788 : Grays Riverside

This summary gives an overview of the labour market within E36000788 : Grays Riverside 2011 ward which is in the Thurrock local authority.

All figures are the most recent available.

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Resident population

  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
Thurrock
(numbers)
England and Wales
(numbers)
All persons 9,207 109,614 37,043,234
Males 4,732 54,275 18,506,695
Females 4,475 55,339 18,536,539
Source: ONS mid-year population estimates
Note:   Percentages are based on total population.

Labour Supply

  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
England and Wales
(%)
All people
Economically active 6,770 81.6 80.1 76.8
In employment 6,131 73.9 73.3 71.0
Employees 5,438 65.5 63.8 60.6
Self employed 693 8.4 9.6 10.4
Unemployed 639 9.4 8.5 7.6
Males
Economically active 3,749 87.4 86.4 82.0
In employment 3,407 79.4 78.8 75.1
Employees 2,877 67.1 64.0 60.5
Self employed 530 12.4 14.9 14.7
Unemployed 342 9.1 8.7 8.4
Females
Economically active 3,021 75.4 73.9 71.7
In employment 2,724 68.0 67.9 66.9
Employees 2,561 63.9 63.6 60.7
Self employed 163 4.1 4.3 6.2
Unemployed 297 9.8 8.2 6.8
Source: 2011 Census (Table DC6107EW - Economic Activity by sex by age)
Note:   Percentages are based on population aged 16-64, except unemployed which is based on economically active.
  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
England and Wales
(%)
All people
Economically inactive 1,527 18.4 19.9 23.2
Retired 169 2.0 4.4 4.9
Student 300 3.6 3.8 6.6
Looking after home or family 484 5.8 5.7 4.9
Long-term sick or disabled 326 3.9 3.8 4.6
Other 248 3.0 2.2 2.3
Males
Economically inactive 540 12.6 13.6 18.0
Retired 74 1.7 3.0 3.5
Student 145 3.4 3.8 6.7
Looking after home or family 46 1.1 1.0 0.9
Long-term sick or disabled 175 4.1 3.9 4.8
Other 100 2.3 1.8 2.1
Females
Economically inactive 987 24.6 26.1 28.3
Retired 95 2.4 5.8 6.3
Student 155 3.9 3.9 6.4
Looking after home or family 438 10.9 10.3 8.8
Long-term sick or disabled 151 3.8 3.6 4.3
Other 148 3.7 2.5 2.5
Source: 2011 Census (Table DC6107EW - Economic Activity by sex by age)
Note:   Percentages are based on population aged 16-64.
  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
England and Wales
(%)
All people
Full time in employment 4,825 77.6 73.3 70.7
Part time in employment 1,395 22.4 26.7 29.3
Males
Full time in employment 3,026 87.6 88.0 84.1
Part time in employment 429 12.4 12.0 15.9
Females
Full time in employment 1,799 65.1 56.3 55.7
Part time in employment 966 34.9 43.7 44.3
Source: 2011 Census (Table DC6107EW - Economic Activity by sex by age)
Note:   Figures are for persons aged 16 and over and percentages are based on all persons in employment.
  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
England and Wales
(%)
1 Managers and senior officials 527 8.5 9.4 10.8
2 Professional 722 11.6 11.3 17.4
3 Associate professional & technical 596 9.6 10.9 12.7
4 Administrative & secretarial 802 12.9 14.8 11.4
5 Skilled trades 571 9.2 12.5 11.5
6 Personal services 502 8.1 8.3 9.4
7 Sales and customer services 579 9.3 10.0 8.4
8 Process plant and machine operatives 631 10.1 10.3 7.2
9 Elementary occupations 1,290 20.7 12.6 11.2
Source: 2011 Census (Table DC6112EW - Occupation by sex by age)
Note:   Figures are for persons aged 16 and over by Soc 2010 major groups. Percentages are based on all persons in employment.
  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
England and Wales
(%)
All people
Level 4 qualifications and above 1,818 21.9 19.3 29.7
Level 3 qualifications 950 11.4 12.5 14.5
Level 2 qualifications 1,444 17.4 20.0 17.2
Level 1 qualifications 1,482 17.9 20.6 15.2
Apprenticeships and other qualifications 1,223 14.7 9.3 8.6
No qualifications 1,380 16.6 18.3 15.0
Source: 2011 Census (Table LC5106EW - Highest level of qualification by economic activity)
Note:   All figures are for persons aged 16 to 64.

Out-Of-Work Benefits

Under Universal Credit a broader span of claimants are required to look for work than under Jobseeker's Allowance. As Universal Credit Full Service is rolled out in particular areas, the number of people recorded as being on the Claimant Count is therefore likely to rise.

  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
All people 790 8.6 7.4 6.6
Males 400 8.5 8.4 7.8
Females 385 8.6 6.4 5.3
Source: ONS Claimant count by sex and age
Note:   The percentage figures show the number of claimants as a proportion of resident population aged 16-64.
  E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(numbers)
E36000788 : Grays Riverside
(%)
Thurrock
(%)
Great Britain
(%)
Aged 16+ 790 8.6 7.4 6.6
Aged 16 to 17 0 - - -
Aged 18 to 24 115 - - -
Aged 18 to 21 45 - - -
Aged 25 to 49 515 - - -
Aged 50+ 160 - - -
Source: ONS Claimant count by sex and age
Note:   % is number of claimants as a proportion of resident population of the same age
The DWP benefit claimants table is not yet available. This will be added once DWP supply the data on the new 2011 frozen ward basis.

Definitions and Explanations

Most of the figures in this report are derived from the 2011 Census which was held on 27 March 2011. Further 2011 Census statistics are available from the Nomis wizard/advanced query for areas in England and Wales and the SCROL site for areas in Scotland.

Census figures are used as these provide the only comprehensive source of labour market information at ward level. ONS' preferred source for this information at higher levels (local authority, parliamentary constituency, regions) is the Annual population survey. Although the ward profile includes comparative figures for local authorities and regions, ONS advises that at these geographic levels the APS figures available in the local authority profile should be used in preference to the Census figures in the ward profile. Further information on comparing Census and LFS data is given below.

Resident Population

The estimated population of an area includes all those usually resident in the area, whatever their nationality. HM Forces stationed outside the United Kingdom are excluded but foreign forces stationed here are included. Students are taken to be resident at their term-time address.

Labour Supply

Economic activity: They relate to whether or not a person was working or looking for work in the week before Census. The concept of Economic Activity is compatible with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition of economic status.

Economically active: All people who were working in the week before the Census are described as economically active. In addition, the category includes people who were not working but were looking for work and were available to start work within 2 weeks. Full-time students who are economically active are included.

Economic activity rate (working age): The number of people, who are economically active aged 16 to 64, expressed as a percentage of all people aged 16 to 64.

Economically inactive: Within the Economic Activity classification, a person is either Economically Active or Inactive. Specific categories of Economic Inactivity are: Retired, Student (excludes those students who were working or in some other way were economically active), Looking after family/ home, Permanently sick/ disabled and Other. A person who is looking for work but is not available to start work within 2 weeks is counted as Economically Inactive.

Main job: The main job is the job in which a person usually works the most hours. Questions on employment relate to each person’s main job.

In employment: Any person who did paid work in the week before the Census, whether as an employee or self-employed, is described as employed or in employment. ‘Paid work’ includes casual or temporary work, even if only for one hour; being on a government-sponsored training scheme; being away from a job/business ill, on maternity leave, on holiday or temporarily laid off; or doing paid or unpaid work for their own or family business.

Employment rate: The number of people in employment expressed as a percentage of the resident population.

Employee: The distinction between employee and self-employed is determined by the response to the question ‘Do (did) you work as an employee or are (were) you self-employed?’ It relates to the person’s main job in the week before the Census or, if not working in the week before the Census, their last main job.

Self-employed: The distinction between employee and self employed is determined by the response to the question ‘Do (did) you work as an employee or are (were) you self-employed?’ It relates to the person’s main job in the week before Census or, if not working in the week before Census, their last main job.

Hours worked: The question on how many hours a week a person usually works in their main job is used to derive whether a person is working full-time (31 hours or more a week) or part-time (30 hours or less per week).

Full-time working: Working full-time is defined as working 31 hours or more a week.

Part-time working: Working part-time is defined as working 30 hours or less a week.

Unemployed: A person is defined as unemployed if he or she is not in employment, is available to start work in the next 2 weeks and has either looked for work in the last 4 weeks or is waiting to start a new job. This is consistent with the International Labour Office (ILO) standard classification.

Occupation: A person’s occupation is coded from the response to the question asking for the full title of the Main job and the description of what is done in that job. It is coded to the 2010 edition of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).


Qualifications

Level 4 qualifications and above: Degree (for example BA, BSc), Higher Degree (for example MA, PhD, PGCE), NVQ Level 4-5, HNC, HND, RSA Higher Diploma, BTEC Higher level, Foundation degree (NI), Professional qualifications (for example teaching, nursing, accountancy)

Level 3 qualifications: 2+ A Levels/VCEs, 4+ AS Levels, Higher School Certificate, Progression/Advanced Diploma, Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma, NVQ Level 3; Advanced GNVQ, City and Guilds Advanced Craft, ONC, OND, BTEC National, RSA Advanced Diploma

Level 2 qualifications: 5+ O Level (Passes)/CSEs (Grade 1)/GCSEs (Grades A*-C), School Certificate, 1 A Level/ 2-3 AS Levels/VCEs, Intermediate/Higher Diploma, Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate Diploma, NVQ level 2, Intermediate GNVQ, City and Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma, RSA Diploma

Level 1 qualifications: 1-4 O Levels/CSE/GCSEs (any grades), Entry Level, Foundation Diploma, NVQ Level 1, Foundation GNVQ, Basic/Essential Skills

Apprenticeships and other qualifications: Apprenticeship, Vocational/Work-related Qualifications, Foreign Qualifications (not stated/level unknown)

No qualifications: No formal qualifications held

Out-Of-Work Benefits

Claimant Count (Experimental Statistics)

The Claimant Count is the number of people claiming benefit principally for the reason of being unemployed. This is measured by combining the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and National Insurance credits with the number of people receiving Universal Credit principally for the reason of being unemployed. Claimants declare that they are out of work, capable of, available for and actively seeking work during the week in which the claim is made.

The measure of the number of people receiving Universal Credit principally for the reason of being unemployed is still being developed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Consequently this component of the total Claimant Count does not yet correctly reflect the target population of unemployed claimants and is subject to revisions. For this reason the Claimant Count is currently designated as Experimental Statistics.

The Claimant Count is mostly derived from DWP administrative systems. For various reasons, e.g. a claimant's National Insurance number is not known, a small number of claims have to be dealt with manually. These clerical claims do not have as much detail as the computerised claims and therefore, whilst part of the claimant count by sex table, cannot be included the age breakdown.

by age

Unemployment benefits normally only apply to people aged 18 years and over. They can only be claimed by 16 and 17 year olds in exceptional circumstances. Consequently the counts for this age group are typically very low.

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