This bulletin contains annual employee and employment estimates for 2011 split by region and industry from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES).
The regions with the largest number of employees were London, with 4.3 million (15.7 per cent of UK employees), and the South East, with 3.8 million (13.8 per cent). Northern Ireland had the lowest number of employees, with 0.7 million (2.5 per cent of UK employees), followed by the North East, with 1 million (3.7 per cent), and Wales, with 1.2 million (4.3 per cent).
London had the largest proportion of full-time employees, at 73.5 per cent with all other regions less than 70 per cent. The South West had the largest percentage of part-time workers, at 37.3 per cent.
|Yorkshire and The Humber||1,461||722||2,183||2,273|
|East of England||1,557||844||2,402||2,515|
The region that showed the largest decrease in the number of employees between 2010 and 2011 was the South West, with a fall of 41,000 to 2.2 million. The largest contributor to this fall was the wholesale sector (23,000), followed by public administration (17,000).
The South East was the region with the next largest fall (32,000). The two industrial groupings contributing the most to this fall were construction (26,000) and public administration (20,000).
Five regions showed an increase in the number of employees between 2010 and 2011. The largest of these was London, with an increase of 81,000 employees.
Westminster was the local authority county with the largest number of employees working there in September 2011, at 619,000. This was followed by Hampshire and Kent with 559,000 and 558,000 respectively. The lowest number of employees was in the Isles of Scilly, at 1,000.
There are 380 local authority districts in Great Britain. Of these, 167 districts showed an increase in the number of employees between 2010 and 2011, and 213 showed a decrease.
In 2011 the health sector had the largest number of employees, with 3.6 million (13.4 per cent of the UK total). The agriculture, forestry & fishing sector had the smallest number of employees, with 212,000 (0.8 per cent of the whole economy).
The mining, quarrying and utilities industrial grouping had the largest proportion of full-time employees, with 92.2 per cent. The retail sector had the largest percentage of part-time employees, with 58.1 per cent.
|Agriculture; Forestry & Fishing||153||59||212||520|
|Mining; Quarrying & Utilities||326||28||354||356|
|Transport & Storage (inc Postal)||1,047||192||1,240||1,284|
|Accommodation & Food Services||814||1,039||1,853||1,942|
|Information & Communication||905||152||1,057||1,080|
|Finance & Insurance||892||172||1,064||1,073|
|Professional; Scientific & Technical||1,557||392||1,949||2,103|
|Business Administration and Support Services||1,451||760||2,210||2,258|
The industrial grouping with the largest decrease in employees between 2010 and 2011 was public administration, which saw a fall of 124,000 employees. The wholesale sector had the next largest decrease in employees, with a fall of 28,000.
The industrial grouping with the largest increase between 2010 and 2011 was the accommodation and food services sector, which saw an increase of 58,000 employees.
Definitive figures of public sector employment are available from the Public Sector Employment Survey. The employee figures from the Business Register and Employment Survey allow an analysis of public and private sector employees by detailed geography.
Northern Ireland was the region with the largest percentage of public sector employees, at 30.8 per cent. The South East of England had the lowest percentage of public sector employees, with 17.8 per cent.
The local authority district with the largest percentage of public sector employees was Shetland Isles, with 49.4 per cent. The district with the smallest proportion of public sector employees was the City of London, with 5.5 per cent.
The coefficient of variation (cv) is a statistical measure of the precision of an estimate. Generally, the smaller the cv, the higher the quality of the estimate. The coefficients of variation at a regional level for the 2011 total employee estimates are shown in the table below:
|Yorkshire and The Humber||0.7|
|East of England||0.6|
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|Mark Williams||+44 (0)1663 456728||Labour Market Divisionfirstname.lastname@example.org|