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||–|
|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|
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