Economic activity rate

Proportion of working age population that are active in labour market

Economic activity measures whether or not a person is an active participant in the labour market – and includes both those employed and those out-of-work but actively seeking work.  

  • Between January and December 2017 (the most recent data), 75.9% of the 16-64 population in the North East LEP area was economically active  
  • This is below the England and England excluding London rates.  The North East is mid-table (5th out of 8) in terms of core city LEPs on this measure


The economic activity rate has increased in the North East LEP areas over the last three years – from 75.0% to 75.9%. 


Economic activity rate (% of 16 to 64 population), 2017

Last updated:
16/08/2018
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated 17 April 2018]

Data information: Based on core city LEPs, England excluding London and England


Change in economic activity rate (16 to 64 population), 2014 - 2017

Last updated:
01/05/2018
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey  [Nomis, last updated on 17 April 2018]

Data information: Based on core city LEPs, England excluding London and England