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In the year to September 2019, 82.7% of South Gloucestershire’s ‘working age’ population (people aged 16-64) were in employment, which is considerably higher than the national rate (75.7%). From Oct 2018-Sept 2019, the official unemployment rate in South Gloucestershire was 3.0% of the economically active population. This is considerably lower than the national rate (3.9%).

In 2018, over two fifths (41.1%) of people aged 16 – 64 living in South Gloucestershire were educated to NVQ Level 4 or above (HND, Degree and Higher Degree level qualifications or equivalent). This is in line with the national (39.3%) and regional (39.3%) averages and represents an increase on previous years e.g. 36.6% in 2014. There are approximately 6,200 people aged 16 – 64 in South Gloucestershire with no qualifications (3.6% of the age group), which is considerably lower than the national rate (7.8%).

In 2018 there were approximately 152,000 employee jobs in South Gloucestershire. Public administration and defence (10.5%); manufacturing (9.9%); retail (9.2%); and Health (9.2%) accounted for the largest proportion of jobs.

 

Employee jobs (2018) %
Total Employees Jobs 152,000
Full-time 105,000 69.1%
Part-time 47,000 30.9%

 

Employee jobs by industry (2018)
South Gloucestershire (number of Jobs) South Gloucestershire (%) West of England (%) England

(%)

1 : Agriculture, forestry & fishing (A) 600 0.4 0.2 0.6
2 : Mining, quarrying & utilities (B,D and E) 1,750 1.2 1.5 1.2
3 : Manufacturing (C) 15,000 9.9 6.1 8
4 : Construction (F) 10,000 6.6 5 4.6
5 : Motor trades (Part G) 3,000 2 1.8 1.8
6 : Wholesale (Part G) 4,500 3 3.9 4.2
7 : Retail (Part G) 14,000 9.2 8.2 9.4
8 : Transport & storage (inc postal) (H) 9,000 5.9 4.7 4.9
9 : Accommodation & food services (I) 10,000 6.6 7.6 7.5
10 : Information & communication (J) 8,000 5.3 5 4.4
11 : Financial & insurance (K) 4,500 3 3.9 3.5
12 : Property (L) 1,750 1.2 1.7 1.7
13 : Professional, scientific & technical (M) 11,000 7.2 9.2 9
14 : Business administration & support services (N) 11,000 7.2 7.9 9.2
15 : Public administration & defence (O) 16,000 10.5 5.9 4
16 : Education (P) 12,000 7.9 9.2 8.9
17 : Health (Q) 14,000 9.2 13.9 12.7
18 : Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (R,S,T and U) 4,500 3 4 4.5
Total 152,000 100 100 100

 


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