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Release: Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES), 2010 Revised (with Working Owners Adjustment)

Released: 14 December 2012


Mark Williams

Labour Market Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456728

Categories: Labour Market, Job Statistics, Jobs, People in Work, Employment, Regional Employment

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)

The 2010 BRES estimates within this release have been adjusted to take into account the discontinuity that exists between the BRES 2010 and 2011 estimates, allowing a full comparison to be made with the 2011 BRES estimates. They correspond to the high level estimates for 2010 contained within the 2011 BRES statistical bulletin published on 28th September 2012.

However, since the 28th September estimates were released, a minor error was found in the way that the discontinuity adjustment was made, and so the estimates in this release include the correct adjustment, and will therefore not give an exact match with those previously published. The difference in the estimate of total employees between the two sets of results is only 5,000.

The 2010 data within the 2011 statistical bulletin has been amended. For further details of the changes that have been made, please contact the BRES team (

An analysis of the discontinuity that exists between the 2010 and 2011 BRES estimates can be found in the Guidance and Methodology section of the National Statistics website. 

BRES provides a rich dataset from which small area analyses can be derived at varying industrial and geographical levels. High level UK BRES estimates are published on the ONS website, while detailed GB regional estimates are published on NOMIS. BRES is regarded as the definitive source of official Government employee statistics.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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