The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in St. Helens was worth an estimated £3.1 billion in 2020, according to figures published by the ONS. St. Helens's GDP growth between 2019 and 2020 was -7.0% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in St. Helens based on the number of jobs, accounting for 16.5% of roles in the area.
2020 ONS figures suggest that there are 69,000 jobs in St. Helens, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 115,043. The 2020 job density in St. Helens is 0.60, meaning there are 0.60 jobs per member of the St. Helens working-age population.
St. Helens had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £33,310 in 2022. St. Helens's unemployment rate is 1.7% as of 2022. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2020 labour force or working-age population in St. Helens is 115,043 or 62.7% of the total population.
In 2022, 98.3% of the labour market was recorded as employed, above the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 9.4% are self-employed, and 90.6% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2021 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the St. Helens working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 39.3%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 58% of the St. Helens working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 6% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in St. Helens as of 2022 is £33,310. Between 2021 and 2022, average salaries fell by £5,110. Compare average salaries by area.
St. Helens's salary growth rate is -13.30% per year based on changes in average salary between 2021 and 2022, which is 13.30% lower than the average salary growth rate in St. Helens over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2021 show the most common job group in St. Helens is Administrative 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 St. Helens is Protective Service Occupations, with roles increasing 183% between July 2021 and July 2022. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Science, Research, Engineering And Technology Profs||7,200||8.4%||56.5%|
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||5,900||6.9%||-29.8%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||5,700||6.6%||-3.4%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||5,600||6.5%||1.8%|
There was a 11% increase in roles between 2020 and 2021. In England as a whole, there was a 3% decrease.
Based on the total number of jobs, the largest industry in St. Helens is Health. Other major industries include Retail, Transport & Storage, Business Administration & Support Services, which represents over 10% of roles in St. Helens.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the St. Helens economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
1% of the total jobs in St. Helens are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Transport & Storage||8,000||12.0%|
|Business Administration & Support Services||7,000||10.5%|
|Accommodation & Food Services||5,000||7.5%|
The fastest-growing industry in St. Helens is Business Administration & Support Services, with jobs in the sector increasing 40% between 2020 and 2021 from 5,000 to 7,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in St. Helens between 2020 and 2021 was Mining, quarrying & utilities, which saw an 20% decrease in roles, going from 500 to 400. 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 St. Helens, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 0% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
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2022 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 15 large businesses in St. Helens, 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 100 medium-sized businesses based in St. Helens, making up 2.0% 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 475 small businesses based in St. Helens, 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.
St. Helens's unemployment rate is 1.7% that's 3% 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 Long-term Sick, representing 35.5% 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 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics