Employment and Unemployment

75.9% of the working age population is economically active (2001 Census) and 1.4% claim Job Seekers Allowance (Nomis Jan 2011).

Employment By Occupation

(Graph source: 2001 Census)

The data in this section is sourced from the 2001 Census and Nomis (official labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics). The economic activity statistics ‘working age’ refers to the population aged 16 to 64. The employment by occupation information is compiled by the Office for National Statistics using Standard Occupational (SOC2000) codes for major groups of occupation. Further information on SOC2000 codes can be found at http://www.ons.gov.uk/about-statistics/classifications/archived/SOC2000/about-soc2000/index.html