The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Northumberland was worth an estimated £6.3 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Northumberland's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 2.9% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Northumberland based on the number of jobs, accounting for 17.3% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 132,000 jobs in Northumberland, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 190,384. The 2019 job density in Northumberland is 0.69, meaning there are 0.69 jobs per member of the Northumberland working-age population.
Northumberland had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £30,895 in 2021. Northumberland's unemployment rate is 6.3% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Northumberland is 190,384 or 58.8% of the total population.
In 2021, 93.7% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 11.3% are self-employed, and 88.7% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Northumberland working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 33.8%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 54% of the Northumberland working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 7% have no qualifications.
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Main page: Northumberland Salary
The average salary in Northumberland as of 2021 is £30,895. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £114. Compare average salaries by area.
Northumberland's salary growth rate is -0.37% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 0.37% lower than the average salary growth rate in Northumberland over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Northumberland is Caring Personal Service Occupations, accounting for 10% 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 Northumberland is Health & Social Care Assoc. Professionals, with roles increasing 59% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||13,700||10.2%||8.7%|
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||12,500||9.3%||12.6%|
There was a 2% 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 Northumberland is Health. Other major industries include Manufacturing, Retail, Accommodation & Food Services, which represents over 10% of roles in Northumberland.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Northumberland economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
1% of the total jobs in Northumberland 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||14,000||12.8%|
The fastest-growing industry in Northumberland is Financial & Insurance, with jobs in the sector increasing 43% between 2019 and 2020 from 700 to 1,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Northumberland between 2019 and 2020 was Mining, quarrying & utilities, which saw an 29% decrease in roles, going from 3,500 to 2,500. 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 Northumberland, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 17% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 30 large businesses in Northumberland, 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 135 medium-sized businesses based in Northumberland, 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 1,060 small businesses based in Northumberland, making up 9.3% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Northumberland's unemployment rate is 6.3% 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 25.8% 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