The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in North Yorkshire was worth an estimated £18 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. North Yorkshire's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 4.5% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Manufacturing industry is the largest in North Yorkshire based on the number of jobs, accounting for 11.8% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 341,000 jobs in North Yorkshire, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 362,222. The 2019 job density in North Yorkshire is 0.94, meaning there are 0.94 jobs per member of the North Yorkshire working-age population.
North Yorkshire had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £32,834 in 2021. North Yorkshire's unemployment rate is 2.8% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in North Yorkshire is 362,222 or 58.4% of the total population.
In 2021, 97.2% of the labour market was recorded as employed, above the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 16.1% are self-employed, and 83.9% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the North Yorkshire working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 38.1%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 59% of the North Yorkshire working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 5% have no qualifications.
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Main page: North Yorkshire Salary
The average salary in North Yorkshire as of 2021 is £32,834. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £997. Compare average salaries by area.
North Yorkshire's salary growth rate is 3.13% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 3.13% higher than the average salary growth rate in North Yorkshire over the past 9 years.
In North Yorkshire, the highest average wages are found in Harrogate where the average salary is £35,490 and the lowest average wages are found in Scarborough where the average salary is £28,870. The difference in average salary between the two areas is £6,620 - the average person in Harrogate earns 22.9% more than the average person in Scarborough.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in North Yorkshire is Corporate Managers And Directors, accounting for 8% 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 North Yorkshire is Customer Service Occupations, with roles increasing 94% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Corporate Managers And Directors||22,900||8.1%||-9.1%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||22,100||7.8%||48.3%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||21,200||7.5%||-5.8%|
|Science, Research, Engineering And Technology Profs||17,300||6.1%||51.8%|
There was a 3% 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 North Yorkshire is Manufacturing. Other major industries include Accommodation & Food Services, which represents over 10% of roles in North Yorkshire.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 2% of the North Yorkshire economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
2% of the total jobs in North Yorkshire 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||30,000||10.4%|
|Business Administration & Support||24,000||8.3%|
The fastest-growing industry in North Yorkshire is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 50% between 2019 and 2020 from 3,000 to 4,500. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in North Yorkshire between 2019 and 2020 was Property, which saw an 20% decrease in roles, going from 10,000 to 8,000. 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 North Yorkshire, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 10% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 90 large businesses in North Yorkshire, 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 420 medium-sized businesses based in North Yorkshire, making up 1.3% 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 2,825 small businesses based in North Yorkshire, making up 8.8% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
North Yorkshire's unemployment rate is 2.8% that's 2% lower 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 28.4% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: looking after family, long-term sick, 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