The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Brighton and Hove was worth an estimated £9.7 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Brighton and Hove's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 3.5% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Brighton and Hove based on the number of jobs, accounting for 15.5% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 173,000 jobs in Brighton and Hove, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 207,971. The 2019 job density in Brighton and Hove is 0.83, meaning there are 0.83 jobs per member of the Brighton and Hove working-age population.
Brighton and Hove had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £36,323 in 2021. Brighton and Hove's unemployment rate is 6.5% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Brighton and Hove is 207,971 or 71.3% of the total population.
In 2021, 93.5% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 14.4% are self-employed, and 85.6% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Brighton and Hove working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 53.4%, which is above the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 74% of the Brighton and Hove working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 3% have no qualifications.
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Main page: Brighton and Hove Salary
The average salary in Brighton and Hove as of 2021 is £36,323. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £1,341. Compare average salaries by area.
Brighton and Hove's salary growth rate is -3.56% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 3.56% lower than the average salary growth rate in Brighton and Hove over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Brighton and Hove is Business, Media And Public Service Professionals, accounting for 9% 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 Brighton and Hove is Skilled Construction And Building Trades, with roles increasing 96% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Business, Media And Public Service Professionals||14,500||9.2%||12.4%|
|Science, Research, Engineering And Technology Profs||13,700||8.7%||-13.3%|
|Teaching And Educational Professionals||13,400||8.5%||16.5%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||13,000||8.2%||34.0%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||12,500||7.9%||6.8%|
There was a 2% 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 Brighton and Hove is Health. Other major industries include Retail, Accommodation & Food Services, Education, which represents over 10% of roles in Brighton and Hove.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 6% of the Brighton and Hove economy that's higher than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
6% of the total jobs in Brighton and Hove are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, above the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Accommodation & Food Services||15,000||10.6%|
|Professional, Scientific & Technical||10,000||7.1%|
The fastest-growing industry in Brighton and Hove is Property, with jobs in the sector increasing 20% between 2019 and 2020 from 2,500 to 3,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Brighton and Hove between 2019 and 2020 was Manufacturing, 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 Brighton and Hove, the number of roles in this sector has risen by 13% over the past year, above the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 45 large businesses in Brighton and Hove, making up 0.3% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 160 medium-sized businesses based in Brighton and Hove, making up 0.9% 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 1,130 small businesses based in Brighton and Hove, making up 6.6% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Brighton and Hove's unemployment rate is 6.5% that's 1% 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 Student, representing 36.9% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: long-term sick, 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