Key facts on the economy and labour market
Key statistics for the economy and labour market including population, life expectancy, employment, earnings, unemployment, household income, GCSEs, business demography, GVA, deprivation, house prices and dwelling completions. Data sources are at the bottom of the page.
1. Population: mid-year estimates for 2011
16-64 as % of total
England & Wales
Dorset LEP area
Weymouth & Portland
2. Total population: projections for 2021
|Area||Total population: projections for 2021|
|Dorset LEP area||804,300|
|Weymouth & Portland||66,600|
3. Life expectancy at birth (years)
|Weymouth & Portland||77.8||83.0|
4. Economic activity rate
Note: People who are economically active may be employed, self-employed or actively seeking employment.
|Area||% of all resident population aged 16-64 years|
|Dorset LEP area||78.7%|
|Weymouth & Portland||83.0%|
5. Employees in employment (2011)
Note: This table shows total employment, for example, full-time plus part-time employees excluding the self-employed. As agriculture data are excluded at sub-regional level, an estimate has been made based on DEFRA 2010 data and added as appropriate. The district totals most affected by this are: West Dorset, North Dorset, East Dorset and Purbeck.
|Area||Total||In manufacturing||In service sector|
|Dorset LEP area||297,700||10%||84%|
|Weymouth & Portland||18,900||4%||90%|
6. Median gross weekly earnings of full time employees, 2012
Note: The median measure is preferred to the mean as it is less affected by extreme values. The median is the mid-point value. The workplace based figures show how much is paid to employees whose place of work is in that area whereas the residence based figures show how much residents of an area earn (but they may work outside that area). In most parts of Dorset, residence based earnings are higher than workplace based earnings.
|Area||Workplace based||% of GB||Residence based||% of GB|
|Weymouth & Portland||£438||86%||£449||88%|
7. Claimant unemployment: February 2013
Note: The claimant count is the most timely measure of unemployment and refers to the number of people who claim Jobseeker's Allowance and are actively seeking work. The true number of unemployed people is higher than this as some people are not eligible to claim, particularly women.
|Area||Claimants||Rate % (of total resident population aged 16-64 years)||% long term unemployed (> 12 mths)|
|Dorset LEP area||10,237||2.2||16.1|
|Weymouth & Portland||1,269||3.1||12.4|
8. Gross disposable household income 2010
Note: Gross disposable household income is the amount of money in a household or institution available for spending or saving after deduction of expenditure associated with income such as taxes and social contributions; property ownership and pension contributions.
|Area||£ per head||Index UK=100|
|Dorset & Somerset||£16,253||103.5|
|Bournemouth & Poole||£16,413||104.5|
|Area||5+ GCSEs or equivalent grades A*-C inc maths/English 2010-11 residence based|
|Weymouth & Portland||56.6%|
10. Business demography 2011
Note: The business demography dataset gives information about the stocks, births and deaths of businesses.
|Area||Enterprise count||Business birth rate|
|England & Wales:||2,129,570||11.3%|
|Dorset LEP area||30,485||9.7%|
|Weymouth & Portland||1,880||9.8%|
11. GVA per resident head 2011
Note: Gross Value Added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom.
|Area||GVA (£ per resident head) 2011|
|Bournemouth & Poole||£21,218|
12. Index of multiple deprivation 2010
Note: The Index of Multiple Deprivation gives a broad picture of deprivation by combining a number of different indicators across economic, social and environmental issues.
|Area||IMD average of LSOA scores (where 1=most and 326=least deprived)|
|Weymouth & Portland||94|
13. House Price Index (HPI) December 2012
Note: The Land Registry's House Price Index is based on their dataset of completed sales and captures change in the value of residential properties. It covers all residential housing transactions, whether for cash or a mortgage, since January 1995 in England and Wales.
|Area||All property types||Change over the year|
|England & Wales||£162,080||1.7%|
14. Affordability and 15. Net dwelling completions
Note: This Communities and Local Government affordability measure ranks property prices/incomes in ascending order and the ratio is based on the lowest 25% in each case.
|Area||Lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings ratio, 2012||Net dwelling completions 2010/11|
|Weymouth & Portland||7.61||130|
|1||National Statistics, September 2012|
|2||Office for National Statistics 2012|
|3||Office for National Statistics 2008-10 (October 2011 release)|
|4||Annual Population Survey, Oct11-Sept12 (ONS)|
|5||Business Register and Employment Survey, 2011 (ONS)|
|6||Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2012 (ONS)|
|7||Claimant Count data (ONS)|
|8||GDHI data, ONS 2010|
|9||Department for Education 2010-11|
|10||Business demography data 2011 (ONS)|
|11||GVA at current basic prices data 2011 (ONS)|
|12||Indices of Deprivation, 2010 (DCLG) - Note: six measures available for LAs should be looked at for the whole picture|
|13||House Price Index, all property types, HM Land Registry|
|14||Ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings, Communities and Local Government|
|15||Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council, Poole Council, as at 27/04/2012|
NOTE: na=not available, DCC Dorset = Dorset excluding Poole and Bournemouth, Dorset LEP area = Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole area