Job vacancies in Worsley and Boothstown
In 2009, Worsley and Boothstown had a total working age population of 12,122 people, the lowest figure within Salford. The gender breakdown was as follows 6,532 males between the age of 16-64 and 5,590 women aged 16-59.
In 2010, the average employment rate for Salford was 65.2% (69.4% male, 60.7% female). When taking into account all those who were unemployed and actively looking for work, the total number of economically active residents rises to 72.4% (77.9% male, 66.6% female). These rates are lower than both the regional and national averages, with the North West employment rate averaging 68.8% and the economically active rate averaging 74.4%. The Great Britain rates were 70.3% and 76.2% respectively.
In 2009, 114,066 people were employed within Salford 17,967 and 16% of these jobs were based within Worsley and Boothstown.
Worsley and Boothstown is a mainly residential area, however small pockets of commercial property exist, with Stansfield Shopping Centre providing a small retail centre.
The top five employment sectors are as follows - office or administration 28%; business or public services 24%; care 20%; skilled trades 6% and sales 6%.
In the year prior to June 2011 the total number of vacancies registered with Jobcentre Plus and based in Salford fell by 12% to 18,724. Just over 2% (432) of these vacancies were based in Worsley and Boothstown.
The median weekly pay for a fulltime worker in Salford in 2011 was £420.70. This compares with the Northwest median of £466.00 and the UK of £500.70 (Source: Nomis).
Key issues for this neighbourhood
- The number of Jobcentre Plus vacancies advertised in the last 12 months that are based in Worsley and Boothstown has increased by 8%.
Recommendations for future action and commissioning
- Employment planning - understanding what and where the opportunities currently are and where they are likely to develop in the future.
- Capturing demand - brokering the opportunities for business so local employers know what local support is available.
- Connecting people - supporting local residents into opportunities.
- Recording the difference - tracking and capturing the impact of what we do and improving performance.
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This page was last updated on 1 June 2012