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Business statistics for York:
Population & employment

These statistics are provided by the City of York Council

 

 

 

 

Population

Age

Male

Female

Total

Percent of population

Under 5s

5,200

4,900

10,000

5.7

5 –14

10,800

10,200

21,000

12.0

15–19

5,000

4,900

9,900

5.7

20–24

6,000

6,200

12,200

7.0

25–34

14,900

13,500

28,400

16.3

35-59/64 *

31,500

27,600

59,100

33.9

60/65-74 *

7,200

13,500

20,700

11.9

75+

4,600

8,600

13,100

7.5

TOTAL

85,100

89,300

174,400

100.0

* The figures for 35-59/64 include men aged 35 to 64 and women aged 35 to 60. The figures for 60/65-74 include men aged 65 to 74 and women aged 60 to 74 years. This reflects the different retirement ages for men and women and therefore gives a better indication of the working population of York. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

Employment
Economically Active Residents

Male

Female

Total

City of York Council area

50,130

39,673

89,803

York travel to work area

61,026

49,931

110,957

North Yorkshire

209,381

151,218

360,599

This includes people aged between 16 and 60 (65 for men) currently employed, self-employed, on Government training or employment schemes and those who are temporarily sick or unemployed.

Numbers employed

Male

Female

Total

City of York Council area
36,803
39,234
76,036
York travel to work area
46,829
45,310
92,139
North Yorkshire
134,122
133,434
267,556

Unemployed

June 1995

June 1996

 

total

%

total

%

City of York Council area(Benefit recipients)

5,503

6.4

5,105

5.9

City of York Council area(Jobseekers*)

7,959

9.4

7,760

9.2

York travel to work area

6,482

6.6

6,083

6.2

North Yorkshire

13,056

6.6

12,757

6.4

United Kingdom

2.212m

8.3

2.2m

7.9

* The figures for jobseekers are based on the number of people in an area who are seeking work rather than those who are entitled to and receiving unemployment benefits payments only.

Types of employment

1987 actual

1991 actual

2006 forecast

 

total

%

total

%

total

%

Agriculture
1,546
2.1
1,105
1.4
1,079
1.1
Energy supply extraction
1,267
1.7
2,215
2.9
1,038
1.1
Manufacturing
16,177
21.6
13,786
17.9
10,541
11.2
Construction
4,607
6.1
4,791
6.2
4,735
5
Distribution (including retail), hotels, catering and repairs
15,850
21.1
17,526
22.7
40,403
32.2
Transport
7,255
9.7
5,706
7.5
4,884
5.2
Finance and other
28,363
37.8
31,906
41.4
41,672
44.2
Total in employment
75,065
 
77,088
 
94,352
 
Self employed
7,988
 
9,200
 
12,582
 
Total employment
83,053
 
86,288
 
106,934
 

 


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