The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Rotherham was worth an estimated £5.8 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Rotherham's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 2.8% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Manufacturing industry is the largest in Rotherham based on the number of jobs, accounting for 14.5% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 112,000 jobs in Rotherham, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 161,162. The 2019 job density in Rotherham is 0.69, meaning there are 0.69 jobs per member of the Rotherham working-age population.
Rotherham had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £34,547 in 2021. Rotherham's unemployment rate is 5.8% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Rotherham is 161,162 or 60.8% of the total population.
In 2021, 94.2% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 15.6% are self-employed, and 84.4% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Rotherham working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 34.0%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 58% of the Rotherham working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 3% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Rotherham as of 2021 is £34,547. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries fell by £744. Compare average salaries by area.
Rotherham's salary growth rate is -2.11% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 2.11% lower than the average salary growth rate in Rotherham over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Rotherham is Caring Personal Service Occupations, accounting for 9% 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 Rotherham is Textiles, Printing And Other Skilled Trades, with roles increasing 80% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||11,300||9.2%||-5.0%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||10,400||8.4%||67.7%|
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||9,100||7.4%||31.9%|
There was a 1% increase 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 Rotherham is Manufacturing. Other major industries include Health, which represents over 10% of roles in Rotherham.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Rotherham economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
3% of the total jobs in Rotherham 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||10,000||9.6%|
The fastest-growing industry in Rotherham is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 67% between 2019 and 2020 from 1,500 to 2,500. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Rotherham between 2019 and 2020 was Property, which saw an 22% decrease in roles, going from 900 to 700. 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 Rotherham, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 14% 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 Rotherham, 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 145 medium-sized businesses based in Rotherham, making up 1.9% 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 740 small businesses based in Rotherham, making up 9.6% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Rotherham's unemployment rate is 5.8% 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 25.7% 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