Employment by sector

Breakdown of employment by industry

The 6 largest employing sectors in the North East LEP area are responsible for over three-fifths of employment:

  • Health (15.5%)
  • Manufacturing (11.0%)
  • Retail (9.8%)
  • Education (9.1%)
  • Business administration & support services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7.6%)

Whilst the pattern of employment in the North East LEP area is broadly similar to that in England as a whole, key differences include:

  • A higher proportion of employment in the North East is in manufacturing; health; public administration and defence  
  • A smaller proportion of employment in the North East is in professional, scientific and technical activities; wholesale; information and communication; financial and insurance. 

Employment by broad industrial grouping (% of total), 2018

Last updated:
18/11/2019
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Business Register and Employment Survey : open access [Nomis, last updated 26 September 2019] 

Data information: Based on North East LEP region, England excluding London and England