The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Warrington was worth an estimated £8.7 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Warrington's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 3.3% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Professional, Scientific & Technical Service (e.g. legal, accounting) industry is the largest in Warrington based on the number of jobs, accounting for 16.1% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 154,000 jobs in Warrington, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 129,913. The 2019 job density in Warrington is 1.19, meaning there are 1.19 jobs per member of the Warrington working-age population.
Warrington had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £37,865 in 2021. Warrington's unemployment rate is 3.6% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Warrington is 129,913 or 62.0% of the total population.
In 2021, 96.4% of the labour market was recorded as employed, above the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 10.6% are self-employed, and 89.4% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Warrington working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 42.0%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 59% of the Warrington working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 5% have no qualifications.
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The average salary in Warrington as of 2021 is £37,865. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £1,402. Compare average salaries by area.
Warrington's salary growth rate is 3.84% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 3.84% higher than the average salary growth rate in Warrington over the past 9 years.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Warrington is Science, Research, Engineering And Technology Profs, 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 Warrington is Secretarial And Related Occupations, with roles increasing 250% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Science, Research, Engineering And Technology Profs||10,400||10.0%||15.6%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||10,400||10.0%||-4.6%|
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||9,400||9.0%||17.5%|
|Corporate Managers And Directors||8,900||8.6%||8.5%|
There was a 0% 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 Warrington is Professional, Scientific & Technical Service (e.g. legal, accounting). Other major industries include Business Administration & Support, Health, which represents over 10% of roles in Warrington.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 1% of the Warrington economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
4% of the total jobs in Warrington are in Information and Communication, one of the key sectors for the future, below the 5% of jobs in England as a whole.
|Professional, Scientific & Technical||23,000||16.1%|
|Business Administration & Support||21,000||14.7%|
|Transport & Storage||11,000||7.7%|
The fastest-growing industry in Warrington is Information & Communication, with jobs in the sector increasing 50% between 2019 and 2020 from 4,000 to 6,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Warrington between 2019 and 2020 was Accommodation & food services, which saw an 25% decrease in roles, going from 8,000 to 6,000. 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 Warrington, the number of roles in this sector has risen by 50% over the past year, above the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 50 large businesses in Warrington, making up 0.5% of total businesses - in England, 0.4% of businesses are large. A large business is defined as having over 250 employees.
There are 150 medium-sized businesses based in Warrington, making up 1.6% 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 710 small businesses based in Warrington, making up 7.8% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Warrington's unemployment rate is 3.6% 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 25.8% 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