The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Chorley was worth an estimated £2.4 billion in 2020, according to figures published by the ONS. Chorley's GDP growth between 2019 and 2020 was -4.3% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Chorley based on the number of jobs, accounting for 16.6% of roles in the area.
2020 ONS figures suggest that there are 46,000 jobs in Chorley, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 73,745. The 2020 job density in Chorley is 0.62, meaning there are 0.62 jobs per member of the Chorley working-age population.
Chorley had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £32,397 in 2022. Chorley's unemployment rate is 6.7% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2020 labour force or working-age population in Chorley is 73,745 or 62.5% of the total population.
In 2022, 93.3% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 9.6% are self-employed, and 90.4% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2021 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Chorley working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 45.1%, which is above the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 70% of the Chorley working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 2% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Chorley as of 2022 is £32,397. Between 2021 and 2022, average salaries grew by £1,740. Compare average salaries by area.
Chorley's salary growth rate is 5.68% per year based on changes in average salary between 2021 and 2022, which is 5.68% higher than the average salary growth rate in Chorley over the past 8 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2021 show the most common job group in Chorley is Caring Personal Service Occupations, accounting for 13% 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 Chorley is Process, Plant And Machines Operatives, with roles increasing 257% between July 2021 and July 2022. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||6,600||13.2%||22.2%|
|Business, Media And Public Service Professionals||4,200||8.4%||27.3%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||3,000||6.0%||-34.8%|
There was a 1% increase in roles between 2020 and 2021. In England as a whole, there was a 3% decrease.
Based on the total number of jobs, the largest industry in Chorley is Health.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Chorley economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
4% of the total jobs in Chorley are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Accommodation & Food Services||3,500||8.3%|
The fastest-growing industry in Chorley is Transport & Storage, with jobs in the sector increasing 60% between 2020 and 2021 from 1,250 to 2,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Chorley between 2020 and 2021 was Mining, quarrying & utilities, which saw an 22% decrease in roles, going from 225 to 175. 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 Chorley, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 0% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2022 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 10 large businesses in Chorley, making up 0.2% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 55 medium-sized businesses based in Chorley, making up 1.2% 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 430 small businesses based in Chorley, making up 9.1% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Chorley's unemployment rate is 6.7% 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 30.7% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: student, looking after family, retired, 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 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics