Industry Sector Structure

Employment Statistics (where employment is employees and self-employed people) by broad industry group

This table tells us:

  • What the key employment sectors in the local economy are
  • Which sectors may grow in the future

Data in the table was accessed via the ONS Business Registration and Employment Survey.

In 2016 there was employment of 486,000 in the LLEP area. The Broad Industry areas with the highest employment were:

  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Education
  • Retail

The share of employment in the LLEP area when compared with national figures shows that on average there are more people employed locally than nationally in the following:

  • Mining, quarrying & utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale
  • Motor Trades
  • Transport & storage
  • Education

Over the period the industry area with the largest growth in employment in the LLEP area was professional, scientific & technical. This was also the case nationally.

Industry LLEP Area 2011 LLEP Area 2016 Growth           2011 – 16 England 2011 England 2016 Growth           2011 – 16
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 700 0.2 600 0.1 -100 -0.1 332,000 1.4 339,000 1.3 7,000 -0.1
Mining, quarrying & utilities 9,000 2.1 11,000 2.3 2,000 0.2 265,000 1.1 287,000 1.1 22,000 0.0
Manufacturing 59,000 13.6 65,000 13.4 6,000 -0.2 2,042,000 8.5 2,078,000 7.9 36,000 -0.6
Construction 20,000 4.6 22,000 4.5 2,000 -0.1 1,137,000 4.7 1,217,000 4.6 80,000 -0.1
Motor trades 10,000 2.3 10,000 2.1 0 -0.2 444,000 1.8 485,000 1.8 41,000 0.0
Wholesale 24,000 5.5 27,000 5.6 3,000 0.1 1,011,000 4.2 1,064,000 4.0 53,000 -0.2
Retail 41,000 9.5 44,000 9.1 3,000 -0.4 2,458,000 10.2 2,490,000 9.4 32,000 -0.8
Transport & storage (inc postal) 28,000 6.5 27,000 5.6 -1,000 -0.9 1,108,000 4.6 1,302,000 4.9 194,000 0.3
Accommodation & food services 24,000 5.5 34,000 7.0 10,000 1.5 1,639,000 6.8 1,941,000 7.4 302,000 0.6
Information & communication 9,000 2.1 9,000 1.9 0 -0.2 986,000 4.1 1,142,000 4.3 156,000 0.2
Financial & insurance 10,000 2.3 9,000 1.9 -1,000 -0.4 936,000 3.9 940,000 3.6 4,000 -0.3
Property 5,000 1.2 5,000 1.0 0 -0.2 408,000 1.7 471,000 1.8 63,000 0.1
Professional, scientific & technical 25,000 5.8 42,000 8.6 17,000 2.8 1,876,000 7.8 2,403,000 9.1 527,000 1.3
Business administration & support services 35,000 8.1 41,000 8.4 6,000 0.3 1,956,000 8.1 2,380,000 9.0 424,000 0.9
Public administration & defence 21,000 4.8 19,000 3.9 -2,000 -0.9 1,147,000 4.8 1,021,000 3.9 -126,000 -0.9
Education 45,000 10.4 45,000 9.3 0 -1.1 2,207,000 9.2 2,294,000 8.7 87,000 -0.5
Health 48,000 11.1 54,000 11.1 6,000 0.0 2,998,000 12.5 3,310,000 12.5 312,000 0.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 19,000 4.4 20,000 4.1 1,000 -0.3 1,111,000 4.6 1,221,000 4.6 110,000 0.0
Column Total 433,000 100 486,000 100 53,000 0.0 24,063,000 100 26,385,000 100 2,322,000 0.0