Labour Market Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456728
Categories: Labour Market, Jobs, Employment, Employment Type, Employment by Industry Sector, Full-time Employment, Part-time Employment, Private Sector Employment, Public Sector Employment, Self-employment, Temporary Employment
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Survey name(s): Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
The level of employees in the UK showed an increase of 0.5% between September 2011 and September 2012.
The number of UK full-time employees increased by 30,000, while the number of part-time employees increased by 96,000.
London had the largest growth in the number of employees, with an increase of 143,000. Scotland had the largest fall in the number of employees, with a decrease of 34,000.
The business administration and support services sector was the industrial grouping with the largest growth in the number of employees, with an increase of 71,000. Public administration had the largest fall in the number of employees, with a decrease of 36,000.
The level of employment (employees + working proprietors) showed an increase of 0.2%.
The Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) is the official source of employee and employment estimates by detailed geography and industry. It is also used to update the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR), the main sampling frame for business surveys conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with information on the structure of businesses in the UK.
The survey collects employment information from businesses across the whole of the UK economy for each site that they operate. This allows the ONS to produce employee and employment estimates by detailed geography and industry split by full-time/part-time workers and whether the business is public/private.
High level UK BRES estimates are published on the ONS website, while detailed GB regional estimates are published on NOMIS (www.nomisweb.co.uk).
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.