The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Blackpool was worth an estimated £3.2 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Blackpool's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 3.4% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Blackpool based on the number of jobs, accounting for 25.9% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 74,000 jobs in Blackpool, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 83,865. The 2019 job density in Blackpool is 0.88, meaning there are 0.88 jobs per member of the Blackpool working-age population.
Blackpool had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £30,717 in 2021. Blackpool's unemployment rate is 5.2% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Blackpool is 83,865 or 60.6% of the total population.
In 2021, 94.8% of the labour market was recorded as employed, above the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 12.3% are self-employed, and 87.7% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Blackpool working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 23.9%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 46% of the Blackpool working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 7% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Blackpool as of 2021 is £30,717. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £2,452. Compare average salaries by area.
Blackpool's salary growth rate is 8.68% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 8.68% higher than the average salary growth rate in Blackpool over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Blackpool is Administrative Occupations, accounting for 12% 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 Blackpool is Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals, with roles increasing 56% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||6,500||10.9%||4.8%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||5,000||8.4%||56.3%|
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||5,000||8.4%||-35.9%|
There was a 3% decrease 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 Blackpool is Health. Other major industries include Retail, Accommodation & Food Services, Public Administration & Defence, which represents over 10% of roles in Blackpool.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Blackpool economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
1% of the total jobs in Blackpool are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Public Administration & Defence||8,000||12.2%|
|Accommodation & Food Services||7,000||10.7%|
The fastest-growing industry in Blackpool is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 50% between 2019 and 2020 from 300 to 450. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Blackpool between 2019 and 2020 was Agriculture, forestry & fishing, which saw an 43% decrease in roles, going from 175 to 100. 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 Blackpool, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 0% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 20 large businesses in Blackpool, 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 70 medium-sized businesses based in Blackpool, making up 1.8% 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 365 small businesses based in Blackpool, making up 9.4% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Blackpool's unemployment rate is 5.2% that's 0% 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 Long-term Sick, representing 43.3% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: student, looking after family, retired, other, 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