The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Carlisle was worth an estimated £3.3 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Carlisle's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 1.9% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Carlisle based on the number of jobs, accounting for 16.7% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 64,000 jobs in Carlisle, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 65,238. The 2019 job density in Carlisle is 0.98, meaning there are 0.98 jobs per member of the Carlisle working-age population.
Carlisle had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £30,359 in 2021. Carlisle's unemployment rate is 7.4% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Carlisle is 65,238 or 60.1% of the total population.
In 2021, 92.6% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 12.6% are self-employed, and 87.4% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Carlisle working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 34.6%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 53% of the Carlisle working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 5% have no qualifications.
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Main page: Carlisle Salary
The average salary in Carlisle as of 2021 is £30,359. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £3,515. Compare average salaries by area.
Carlisle's salary growth rate is -10.38% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 10.38% lower than the average salary growth rate in Carlisle over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Carlisle is Elementary Administration & Service Occs, accounting for 11% 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 Carlisle is Sales Occupations, with roles increasing 172% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||5,300||11.2%||-3.6%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||4,700||9.9%||-9.6%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||4,500||9.5%||32.4%|
There was a 4% 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 Carlisle is Health. Other major industries include Retail, which represents over 10% of roles in Carlisle.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Carlisle economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
2% of the total jobs in Carlisle are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Transport & Storage||4,500||7.5%|
|Accommodation & Food Services||4,000||6.7%|
The fastest-growing industry in Carlisle is Education, with jobs in the sector increasing 17% between 2019 and 2020 from 3,000 to 3,500. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Carlisle between 2019 and 2020 was Construction, which saw an 14% decrease in roles, going from 3,500 to 3,000. 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 Carlisle, 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 25 large businesses in Carlisle, 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 85 medium-sized businesses based in Carlisle, making up 1.7% 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 415 small businesses based in Carlisle, making up 8.4% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Carlisle's unemployment rate is 7.4% 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 Long-term Sick, representing 30.3% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: 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