Employment by sector

Breakdown of employment by industry

The largest employing sectors in the North East LEP area are:

  • Health (15.7%)
  • Manufacturing (11.0%)
  • Retail (10.0%)
  • Education (9.4%)

Whilst the pattern of employment in the North East LEP area is broadly similar to that in England and England excluding London, key differences include:

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

Breakdown of employment by broad industrial grouping (% of total), 2016

Last updated:
05/03/2018
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Business Register and Employment Survey : open access [from Nomis on 16 January 2018] 

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