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 are likely to grow in the future

Data in the table was accessed via the ONS Business Registration and Employment Survey.  Data has been rounded to the nearest 100.

  LLEP Area – Employment England – Employment
  2009 2013 2009 – 2013 2009 2013
  number % number % Change % %
1 : Agriculture, forestry & fishing (A) 500 0.1 500 0.1 0 1.4 1.3
2 : Mining, quarrying & utilities (B,D and E) 9,700 2.2 10,900 2.5 1,200 1.0 1.1
3 : Manufacturing (C) 60,100 13.6 62,000 14.0 1,900 8.7 8.2
4 : Construction (F) 22,400 5.1 15,800 3.6 -6,600 5.2 4.5
5 : Motor trades (Part G) 9,400 2.1 8,900 2.0 -500 1.8 1.8
6 : Wholesale (Part G) 23,600 5.3 22,900 5.2 -700 4.2 4.2
7 : Retail (Part G) 45,500 10.3 40,100 9.1 -5,400 10.5 10.0
8 : Transport & storage (inc postal) (H) 23,800 5.4 26,800 6.1 3,000 4.7 4.5
9 : Accommodation & food services (I) 23,900 5.4 25,800 5.8 1,900 6.7 6.9
10 : Information & communication (J) 9,200 2.1 11,200 2.5 2,000 3.9 4.2
11 : Financial & insurance (K) 9,700 2.2 9,300 2.1 -400 3.9 3.7
12 : Property (L) 8,400 1.9 6,400 1.4 -2,000 1.8 1.9
13 : Professional, scientific & technical (M) 29,900 6.8 34,000 7.7 4,100 7.6 8.3
14 : Business administration & support services (N) 33,400 7.5 34,500 7.8 1,100 7.7 8.4
15 : Public administration & defence (O) 22,000 5.0 19,800 4.5 -2,200 5.1 4.4
16 : Education (P) 44,000 10.0 46,300 10.5 2,300 9.1 9.2
17 : Health (Q) 46,000 10.4 47,700 10.8 1,700 12.1 12.8
18 : Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (R,S,T and U) 20,600 4.7 19,600 4.4 -1,000 4.6 4.6
Column Total 442,100 100 442,100 100 0 100 100