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The Bristol Labour Market Profile gives an overview of the labour market within Bristol local authority area, bringing together a number of different sources of labour market information. The profile includes the latest statistics available covering the following topics:
Resident population of working age
- Employment and unemployment.
- Economic inactivity.
- Employment by occupation.
- Earnings by residence.
- Job Seeker Allowance claimants.
- Key benefit claimants.
- Jobs density.
- Employee jobs.
- Earnings by workplace.
- VAT registered businesses.
The Office for National Statistics collate this information and you can see the Labour Market Profile for Bristol on the NOMIS database website.
Official published unemployment rates are based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) measure. The ILO measure is now the official, and only internationally comparable, measure of UK unemployment.
The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people aged 16 to pensionable age expressed as a percentage of the economically active population aged 16 to pensionable age.
Small area unemployment data is available based on the number of Job Seeker Allowance claimants. Unemployment is not evenly spread throughout the city but is concentrated in the inner city areas of Bristol.
- Unemployed claimants by ward (April 2012) (pdf, 219 KB) (opens new window).
- Unemployed claimants by super output area (April 2012) (pdf, 415 KB) (opens new window).
- Unemployed claimants in Bristol - time series (1983-2012) (pdf, 14 KB) (opens new window).
The Business Register and Employment Survey from the Office for National Statistics is a sample survey of approximately 80,000 businesses which has replaced the Annual Business Inquiry and Business Register Survey.
The survey records a job at the location of an employee's workplace (rather than at the location of the business's head office). The number of jobs held by employees can be broken down by geography and also into the number of full time and part time jobs, industry and size of company.
In 2010 there was an estimated 232,700 employee jobs based in the Bristol Local Authority area.
- Nearly half (46%) of all employee jobs in Bristol local authority were located in the City Centre (Cabot and Lawrence Hill wards).
- 5% of jobs were located in Avonmouth.
- 31% of employees working within the Bristol local authority area work part time, this is similar to the Great Britain average (32%) but lower than in the South West region as a whole (36%).
- 91% of employees working within the Bristol local authority area work in the service sector, this compares to 85% in Great Britain and 84% of employees in the South West.
For further information and statistics please see the following documents: