Employment

Numbers employed in the North East

Two datasets provide data on employment in the North East:

  • The Annual Population Survey (APS) estimates the number of individuals in employment based on a survey of households
  • The Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) estimates the number of individuals in employment based on a survey of VAT and PAYE registered organisations. 


As the BRES measure does not include employment in all organisations, the estimate of employment from BRES is lower than from APS. However, it allows more detailed analysis of employment than APS.

  • APS estimates that there were 871,000 employed in North East LEP area (January to December 2017)
  • BRES estimates that VAT/PAYE registered organisations employ 802,000 in the North East LEP area (2016).


Using the BRES measure, there were 644 jobs per 1,000 working age population in the North East LEP area in 2016 – a measure known as employment density. This is a lower rate than England, England excluding London and the other core city LEPs. If the North East LEP area had the same employment density as England excluding London, there would be an additional 114,000 jobs.


Whilst BRES data is only available from 2015, APS is available over a longer time period. It shows that employment has been increasing over time in the North East.

Employment density, Selected LEPs, England excluding London and England, 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] and Population estimates - local authority based by single year of age [from Nomis on 1 January 2018]

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


Employment, North East LEP area, 2004 to 2017

Last updated:
02/05/2018
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey - Workplace Analysis (Nomis, last updated on 17 April 2018)