The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Scarborough was worth an estimated £2.5 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Scarborough's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 3.0% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Accommodation & food services industry is the largest in Scarborough based on the number of jobs, accounting for 15.9% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 55,000 jobs in Scarborough, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 61,241. The 2019 job density in Scarborough is 0.90, meaning there are 0.90 jobs per member of the Scarborough working-age population.
Scarborough had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £28,870 in 2021. Scarborough's unemployment rate is 7.5% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Scarborough is 61,241 or 56.3% of the total population.
In 2021, 92.5% of the labour market was recorded as employed, below the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 14.9% are self-employed, and 85.1% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Scarborough 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 54% of the Scarborough working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 7% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Scarborough as of 2021 is £28,870. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £831. Compare average salaries by area.
Scarborough's salary growth rate is 2.96% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 2.96% higher than the average salary growth rate in Scarborough over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Scarborough is Caring Personal Service Occupations, accounting for 16% 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 Scarborough is Administrative Occupations, with roles increasing 64% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||5,900||15.8%||0.0%|
|Corporate Managers And Directors||3,300||8.8%||-15.4%|
|Teaching And Educational Professionals||3,200||8.6%||-41.8%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||2,800||7.5%||-9.7%|
There was a 6% 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 Scarborough is Accommodation & food services. Other major industries include Manufacturing, Retail, Health, which represents over 10% of roles in Scarborough.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Scarborough economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
1% of the total jobs in Scarborough 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||7,000||15.9%|
|Business Administration & Support||3,500||7.9%|
The fastest-growing industry in Scarborough is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 150% between 2019 and 2020 from 200 to 500. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Scarborough between 2019 and 2020 was Property, which saw an 29% decrease in roles, going from 1,750 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 Scarborough, 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 10 large businesses in Scarborough, making up 0.2% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 55 medium-sized businesses based in Scarborough, 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 455 small businesses based in Scarborough, making up 10.9% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Scarborough's unemployment rate is 7.5% that's 2% 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 41.2% of the unemployed population.
Secondary classifications include groups: student, 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