Occupational Structure

Headlines – Occupational Structure (Jan – Dec 2017) and labour market information

In the LLEP area there are on average considerably fewer people employed in professional occupations (16.5% compared to 20.3%).

Despite many of the other figures looking similar to those for England, the picture is very different in the City and County.

When compared to England in the City there are low numbers who are:

  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Associate prof and tech occupations
  • Administrative and secretarial occupations

But high numbers in :

  • Elementary occupations
  • Process, plant and machine operatives
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations

In the County the the picture is very different and there are more people employed in higher skilled rather than lower skilled occupations.

Variable Leicester Leicestershire LLEP Area England
Managers, directors and senior officials 6.4 12.6 10.6 11.2
Professional occupations 16.6 16.4 16.5 20.3
Associate prof & tech occupations 9.5 17.7 15.0 14.6
Administrative and secretarial occupations 8.2 12.4 11.1 10.3
Skilled trades occupations 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.2
Caring, leisure and other service occupations 10.3 7.2 8.2 9.0
Sales and customer service occupations 8.7 8.2 8.4 7.4
Process, plant and machine operatives 13.2 4.6 7.4 6.2
Elementary occupations 16.1 9.8 11.8 10.4

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

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