The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Doncaster was worth an estimated £7 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Doncaster's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 2.1% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Doncaster based on the number of jobs, accounting for 16.3% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 140,000 jobs in Doncaster, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 191,880. The 2019 job density in Doncaster is 0.73, meaning there are 0.73 jobs per member of the Doncaster working-age population.
Doncaster had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £30,688 in 2021. Doncaster's unemployment rate is 8.5% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Doncaster is 191,880 or 61.3% of the total population.
In 2021, 91.5% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 7.0% are self-employed, and 93.0% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Doncaster working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 26.2%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 51% of the Doncaster working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 7% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Doncaster as of 2021 is £30,688. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £1,463. Compare average salaries by area.
Doncaster's salary growth rate is -4.55% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 4.55% lower than the average salary growth rate in Doncaster over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Doncaster is Elementary Administration & Service Occs, 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 Doncaster is Science, Engineering And Technology Associate Profs, with roles increasing 68% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||16,300||12.0%||-6.9%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||10,600||7.8%||-4.5%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||8,000||5.9%||-9.1%|
There was a 1% 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 Doncaster is Health. Other major industries include Transport & Storage, which represents over 10% of roles in Doncaster.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 2% of the Doncaster economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
1% of the total jobs in Doncaster 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||13,000||10.6%|
|Business Administration & Support||10,000||8.1%|
The fastest-growing industry in Doncaster is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 56% between 2019 and 2020 from 800 to 1,250. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Doncaster between 2019 and 2020 was Property, which saw an 17% decrease in roles, going from 1,500 to 1,250. 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 Doncaster, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 13% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 40 large businesses in Doncaster, making up 0.4% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 150 medium-sized businesses based in Doncaster, making up 1.6% 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 760 small businesses based in Doncaster, making up 7.9% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Doncaster's unemployment rate is 8.5% that's 3% 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 32.8% 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