The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Yorkshire and the Humber was worth an estimated £147 billion in 2019, according to figures published by the ONS. Yorkshire and the Humber's GDP growth between 2018 and 2019 was 3.3% per year. Compare GDP by area.
The Health industry is the largest in Yorkshire and the Humber based on the number of jobs, accounting for 13.3% of roles in the area.
2019 ONS figures suggest that there are 2,785,000 jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber, which has a working-age (aged 16-65) population of 3,432,114. The 2019 job density in Yorkshire and the Humber is 0.81, meaning there are 0.81 jobs per member of the Yorkshire and the Humber working-age population.
Yorkshire and the Humber had a mean average salary for full-time employees of £33,359 in 2021. Yorkshire and the Humber's unemployment rate is 5.2% as of 2021. Compare unemployment rate by area.
The 2019 labour force or working-age population in Yorkshire and the Humber is 3,432,114 or 62.1% of the total population.
In 2021, 94.8% of the labour market was recorded as employed, above the 94.8% average rate for England. Of those employed, 11.6% are self-employed, and 88.4% are employees.
The Annual Population Survey for 2020 published by the ONS reports the percentage of the Yorkshire and the Humber working-age (aged 16-64) population who have a degree or higher is 37.0%, which is below the 42.8% degree qualification rate for England.
Over 57% of the Yorkshire and the Humber working-age population have at least 2 A-levels (or equivalent), and 7% have no qualifications.
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Main page: Yorkshire and the Humber Salary
The average salary in Yorkshire and the Humber as of 2021 is £33,359. Between 2020 and 2021, average salaries grew by £44. Compare average salaries by area.
Yorkshire and the Humber's salary growth rate is 0.13% per year based on changes in average salary between 2020 and 2021, which is 0.13% higher than the average salary growth rate in Yorkshire and the Humber over the past 9 years.
In Yorkshire and the Humber, the highest average wages are found in York where the average salary is £37,076 and the lowest average wages are found in North East Lincolnshire where the average salary is £29,961. The difference in average salary between the two areas is £7,115 - the average person in York earns 23.7% more than the average person in North East Lincolnshire.
Business data published by the ONS in 2020 show the most common job group in Yorkshire and the Humber is Elementary Administration & Service Occs, accounting for 8% 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 Yorkshire and the Humber is Business, Media And Public Service Professionals, with roles increasing 23% between July 2020 and July 2021. In England, the fastest-growing type of role is Corporate Managers And Directors.
|Elementary Administration & Service Occs||215,900||8.4%||-9.4%|
|Caring Personal Service Occupations||203,100||7.9%||-1.7%|
|Business & Public Service Assoc. Professionals||190,600||7.4%||2.6%|
|Corporate Managers And Directors||188,700||7.4%||1.9%|
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 Yorkshire and the Humber is Health. Other major industries include Manufacturing, which represents over 10% of roles in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Financial & Insurance companies make up 3% of the Yorkshire and the Humber economy that's lower than the average for England as a whole (~3%).
3% of the total jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber 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||230,000||9.4%|
The fastest-growing industry in Yorkshire and the Humber is Mining, Quarrying & Utilities, with jobs in the sector increasing 15% between 2019 and 2020 from 26,000 to 30,000. In England more broadly the fastest-growing industry is Healthcare.
The industry with the biggest decline in Yorkshire and the Humber between 2019 and 2020 was Retail, which saw an 13% decrease in roles, going from 244,000 to 212,000. 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 Yorkshire and the Humber, the number of roles in this sector has fallen by 10% over the past year, below the 1% annual increase seen in England.
2021 UK Business Count data published by the ONS show there are 785 large businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber, 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 3,180 medium-sized businesses based in Yorkshire and the Humber, making up 1.7% 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 17,940 small businesses based in Yorkshire and the Humber, making up 9.4% of total businesses - in England, 8.3% of businesses are small. A small business is defined as having between 10 and 49 employees.
Yorkshire and the Humber's unemployment rate is 5.2% that's 0% 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 Student, representing 28.2% 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