Manufacturing Industries: Employment

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many jobs there were in the manufacturing sector in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of all jobs such jobs were in each such year.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Data on the number and proportion of manufacturing employees in each region and constituent country of the UK is available from the Office for National Statistics Employee Jobs data.

Please note that this covers employees only and excludes the self-employed.

The data requested is given below.

Employee Jobs in Manufacturing by Region and Country of the UK

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

North East

129

128

121

116

113

North West

364

361

334

329

305

Yorks/Humber

288

283

267

253

248

East Midlands

279

277

264

257

258

West Midlands

350

331

318

285

280

East of England

247

243

232

220

214

London

144

139

133

118

111

South East

302

297

287

267

265

South West

244

245

232

224

216

Wales

157

156

156

140

129

Scotland

214

212

201

189

176

Northern Ireland

84

84

82

75

73

UK

2,800

2,755

2,626

2,472

2,388

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

North East

107

110

109

110

116

North West

316

296

302

314

328

Yorks/Humber

247

249

246

258

262

East Midlands

249

261

253

251

256

West Midlands

277

275

280

294

299

East of England

221

226

213

216

212

London

106

107

106

112

115

South East

262

254

242

239

237

South West

213

218

217

214

214

Wales

133

133

138

147

145

Scotland

178

180

174

182

189

Northern Ireland

74

74

75

77

80

UK

2,384

2,383

2,356

2,414

2,453

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