Labour market structure
Key data for the labour market from the Annual Population Survey
Labour market structure - Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
|Area||Residents aged 16-64||Economic activity rate - aged 16-64||Employment rate - aged 16-64||percentage aged 16-64 who are employees||percentage aged 16-64 who are self employed||Unemployment rate - aged 16-64||Unemployment rate - aged 16+||Percentage who are economically inactive - aged 16-64|
|Dorset LEP area||420,500||79.9||75.9||63.2||12.3||5.0||4.9||20.1|
|Weymouth & Portland||35,700||83.8||74.8||67.0||7.1||10.8||10.7||16.2|
Note: The Annual Population Survey is a sample survey and the results are given with a confidence interval. For example, we are told that DCC Dorset's economic activity rate is 81.4%, but this percentage is given with a 95% confidence interval of +/-2.5%. This means that 19 times out of 20 we would expect the true rate to lie between 78.9% and 83.9%. Only in exceptional circumstances (one in twenty times), would we expect the true rate to lie outside the confidence interval around the estimate given.
The APS provides a huge volume of data - more is available on request.
Population estimates may differ slightly from mid-year population estimates published elsewhere.
Unemployment data can also be drawn from the Claimant Count - but this excludes those unable to claim for Jobseeker's Allowance. The APS unemployment numbers and rates are therefore higher than the Claimant Count figures.
Employment data can also be drawn from the Business Register and Employment Survey (ONS), but this is workplace based and excludes most of the self-employed.
Employment by occupation - Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
Percentage of all in employment who are:
|Area||1: managers, directors and senior officials (SOC2010)||2: professional occupations (SOC2010)||3: associate prof & tech occupations (SOC2010)||4: administrative and secretarial occupations (SOC2010)||5: skilled trades occupations (SOC2010)||6: caring, leisure and other service occupations (SOC2010)||7: sales and customer service occupations (SOC2010)||8: process, plant and machine operatives (SOC2010)||9: elementary occupations (SOC2010)|
|Dorset LEP area||10.2||18.5||15.1||9.9||12.9||10.3||7.7||4.6||10.4|
|Weymouth & Portland||4.9||18.1||16.2||15.0||13.2||8.6||10.4||6.0||7.5|
Source: Annual Population Survey Apr 2013 - Mar 2014, ONS