Occupational Structure

Headlines – Occupational Structure (Jan – Dec 2014) and labour market information

  • Leicester City has a relatively low proportion of residents working as managers, directors and senior officials, professional occupations, associate professional and technical occupations.
  • Other occupations that have lower than average proportions of residents working in them are administrative and secretarial occupations and skilled trade occupations.
  • Leicester does however have on average a higher proportion of residents working in low skilled jobs such as process, plant and machine operatives and elementary occupations.
  • Leicester also has a large number of residents that work in sales and service occupations.
Leicester Leicestershire England
Variable 2009 2014 2014% Growth 2009-14 % Growth 2009 2014 2014% Growth 2009-114 % Growth 2009 2014 2014% Growth 2009-14 % Growth
Managers, directors and senior officials 11,800 12,100 8.3 300 2.5 44,400 37,400 11.3 -7,000 -15.8 2,487,000 2,684,200 10.4 197,200 7.9
Professional occupations 20,100 24,000 16.4 3,900 19.4 51,300 61,000 18.4 9,700 18.9 4,533,700 5,105,300 19.9 571,600 12.6
Associate prof & tech occupations 13,800 16,600 11.4 2,800 20.3 43,800 47,900 14.4 4,100 9.4 3,396,800 3,667,600 14.3 270,800 8.0
Administrative & secretarial occupations 13,300 11,300 7.8 -2,000 -15.0 33,600 36,600 11.0 3,000 8.9 2,886,400 2,745,200 10.7 -141,200 -4.9
Skilled trades occupations 10,100 11,100 7.6 1,000 9.9 36,200 38,600 11.6 2,400 6.6 2,650,400 2,691,700 10.5 41,300 1.6
Caring, leisure & other service occupations 12,100 14,000 9.6 1,900 15.7 28,200 27,800 8.4 -400 -1.4 2,135,900 2,332,500 9.1 196,600 9.2
Sales and customer service occupations 10,700 12,400 8.5 1,700 15.9 22,800 24,700 7.4 1,900 8.3 1,936,400 1,975,200 7.7 38,800 2.0
Process, plant and machine operatives 14,700 15,600 10.7 900 6.1 28,500 23,500 7.1 -5,000 -17.5 1,614,400 1,606,700 6.3 -7,700 -0.5
Elementary occupations 28,900 27,000 18.6 -1,900 -6.6 30,500 34,200 10.3 3,700 12.1 2,648,800 2,742,600 10.7 93,800 3.5

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