The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Blackburn with Darwen was worth an estimated £3.6 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Blackburn with Darwen's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 0.5% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Blackburn with Darwen based on the number of jobs, accounting for 19.0% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 73,000 jobs in Blackburn with Darwen, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 93,526. The 2019 job density in Blackburn with Darwen is 0.78, meaning there are 0.78 jobs per member of the Blackburn with Darwen working-age population.
Blackburn with Darwen had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £31,720 in 2021. Blackburn with Darwen's unemployment rate is 7.5% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Blackburn with Darwen is 93,526 or 62.3% of the total population.
In 2021, 92.5% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 9.9% are self-employed, and 90.1% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Blackburn with Darwen working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 29.7%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 52% of the Blackburn with Darwen working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 10% have no qualifications.
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Main page: Blackburn with Darwen Salary
The average salary in Blackburn with Darwen as of 2021 is £31,720. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £1,490. Compare average salaries by area.
Blackburn with Darwen's salary growth rate is 4.93% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 4.93% higher than the average salary growth rate in Blackburn with Darwen over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Blackburn with Darwen is Elementary Administration & Service Occs, accounting for 10% of all roles in the area. In England as a whole, the largest job group is Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals.
The fastest-growing type of job in Blackburn with Darwen is Elementary Trades And Related Occupations, with roles increasing 91% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||5,800||9.5%||-7.9%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||4,600||7.6%||15.0%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||4,600||7.6%||-36.1%|
|Corporate Managers And Directors||4,300||7.1%||-4.4%|
There was a 1% increase in roles between 2019 and 2020. In England as a whole, there was a 2% decrease.
Based on the total number of jobs, the largest industry in Blackburn with Darwen is Health. Other major industries include Manufacturing, Retail, which represents over 10% of roles in Blackburn with Darwen.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Blackburn with Darwen economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
3% of the total jobs in Blackburn with Darwen are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Professional, Scientific & Technical||4,500||6.6%|
The fastest-growing industry in Blackburn with Darwen is Information & Communication, with jobs in the sector increasing 100% between 2019 and 2020 from 1,000 to 2,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Blackburn with Darwen between 2019 and 2020 was Transport & storage, which saw an 17% decrease in roles, going from 3,000 to 2,500. In England more broadly the industry with the biggest year on year decline was Arts, entertainment & recreation, with roles decreasing by 8%.
The Information and communication industry includes many of the top companies of the future. In Blackburn with Darwen, the number of roles in this sector has risen by 100% over the past year, above the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 25 large businesses in Blackburn with Darwen, making up 0.5% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 110 medium-sized businesses based in Blackburn with Darwen, making up 2.1% of total businesses - in England, 1.5% of businesses are medium-sized. A medium-sized business is defined as having between 50 and 249 employees.
There are 580 small businesses based in Blackburn with Darwen, making up 11.1% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Blackburn with Darwen's unemployment rate is 7.5% that's 2% higher than the average unemployment rate for England as a whole. Unemployment rates are the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the working-age population.
The main group within the unemployment population is Looking After Family, representing 32.1% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: student, long-term sick, all of which represent over 10% of the unemployed population.
In England as a whole, students are the main group within the unemployed population, accounting for 28.9% of the unemployed population.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics