The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Middlesbrough was worth an estimated £3.5 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Middlesbrough's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 2.4% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Middlesbrough based on the number of jobs, accounting for 28.5% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 71,000 jobs in Middlesbrough, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 88,116. The 2019 job density in Middlesbrough is 0.81, meaning there are 0.81 jobs per member of the Middlesbrough working-age population.
Middlesbrough had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £28,520 in 2021. Middlesbrough's unemployment rate is 6.0% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Middlesbrough is 88,116 or 62.4% of the total population.
In 2021, 94.0% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 10.7% are self-employed, and 89.3% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Middlesbrough working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 31.2%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 49% of the Middlesbrough working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 12% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Middlesbrough as of 2021 is £28,520. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £2,162. Compare average salaries by area.
Middlesbrough's salary growth rate is -7.05% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 7.05% lower than the average salary growth rate in Middlesbrough over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough is Business, Media And Public Service Professionals, with roles increasing 86% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||6,200||10.7%||-16.2%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||6,000||10.3%||-15.5%|
|Teaching And Educational Professionals||5,200||9.0%||30.0%|
There was a 5% 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 Middlesbrough is Health. Other major industries include Education, which represents over 10% of roles in Middlesbrough.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 2% of the Middlesbrough economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
2% of the total jobs in Middlesbrough are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Business Administration & Support||4,500||7.5%|
|Accommodation & Food Services||4,000||6.7%|
The fastest-growing industry in Middlesbrough is Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, with jobs in the sector increasing 100% between 2019 and 2020 from 50 to 100. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Middlesbrough between 2019 and 2020 was Professional, scientific & technical, which saw an 25% decrease in roles, going from 3,000 to 2,250. 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 Middlesbrough, 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 Middlesbrough, making up 0.6% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 60 medium-sized businesses based in Middlesbrough, 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 335 small businesses based in Middlesbrough, making up 9.5% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Middlesbrough's unemployment rate is 6.0% 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 Long-term Sick, representing 28.8% 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 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics