Collection of Business & Economy resources.
Did You Know?
- In September 2012 the % of the working age population claiming unemployment benefits in Milton Keynes was 3.7% compared with 3.8% in UK.
- 74.1% of Milton Keynes working age population in 2012/13 were in employment compared with 71.1% nationally.
There are two measures of unemployment. Firstly the number of people claiming job seekers allowance. Data on this can be viewed on the following page:
The second source of information on unemployment is from the Office for National Statistics. This is based on the ILO definition of unemployment. It includes people out of work, looking for work but not necessarily claiming JSA. The district data are modelled results based on the Annual Population Survey (APS) and the claimant count. It is subject to sampling differences (confidence levels are added to this dataset by using drop down menus).
The Economic Development Team in Milton Keynes Council produces a monthly report on job vacancies and unemployment rates in Milton Keynes to help inform and influence activities of the Council and partners in the city. For the summary reports, please click the link below:
Economic Activity / Employment
The Annual population survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics is the best source of information on economic activity and employment levels. Information on levels of activity, inactivity, and employment can be found on the links below.
The Business Register and Employment Survey produces results on employment per industrial sector. Data from this survey at district level can be found on the link below.
Local Economic Assessment
The Local Economic Assessment provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of local economic conditions which inform the actions, strategies and directions to be taken by the Council, partners, stakeholders and businesses. Please click on the link below to view Milton Keynes Council's Local Economic Assessment webpage:
ONS published the number of businesses per indsutrial group and by size for regions and districts. Data on this source of information at district level for the whole of England is below.
ONS also produce data on the number of births and deaths of businesses based on Inter-department Business Register. Data on this source of information at district level for the whole of England is below.
Milton Keynes Economy and Learning Partnership commission an employment survey results from the latest surveys can be seen here.
The Office for National Statistics publish data on survival rates of business. Data on the percentage of business surviving after trading for 1 and 3 years can be found below.
Figures on earnings at district level can be gained from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings produced by the Office for National Statistics.
The Office for National Statistics produce figures on GVA these can be found on the links below:
Cities Outlook 2013
Now in its sixth year, Cities Outlook 2013 is the authoritative economic index of the 64 largest cities and towns in the UK. The findings this year reinforce the importance of skills, good transport and broadband connections and a good industry base to economically successful cities.
National Insurance Number Allocations to Adult Overseas Nationals
A national insurance number is required before taking up employment. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publishes data on new national insurance numbers (NINo) given to adult overseas nationals. This report provides details on the data for Milton Keynes from 2002/3 to 2011/12.
ONS have released Local Profiles on a numbers of themes. Click on the link below to view the local profiles.
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