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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics People in employment by area and occupation (SOC 2010)
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Gender 1[Filter]
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Occupation 2
Area 1
[Collapse]All occupationsClick here to sortAll occupations
[Collapse]All occupations excluding unspecified casesClick here to sortAll occupations excluding unspecified cases[Expand]Click here to sortOccupation unspecified
Click here to sortManagers, directors and senior officialsClick here to sortProfessional occupationsClick here to sortAssociate professional and technical occupationsClick here to sortAdministrative and secretarial occupationsClick here to sortSkilled trades occupationsClick here to sortCaring, leisure and other service occupationsClick here to sortSales and customer service occupationsClick here to sortProcess, plant and machine operativesClick here to sortElementary occupations
[Expand]United Kingdom7,433,20013,987,3009,487,2006,309,7006,578,9005,906,5004,681,3004,004,1006,673,20065,061,400182,70065,244,300
[Collapse]Wales281,300564,600402,000275,500341,800305,500224,600194,400323,6002,913,200(!) 9,5002,922,800
WalesIsle of Anglesey6,20013,0008,2005,5008,6007,3004,600(!) 3,4006,70063,400*63,500
Gwynedd11,60022,10012,4008,70019,50013,300(!) 7,300(!) 5,80015,800116,600*116,800
Conwy10,70019,50011,400(!) 6,50014,9009,800(!) 7,600(!) 7,40012,00099,800*99,800
Denbighshire10,20014,60011,1007,20011,6009,900(!) 6,1006,5008,80086,000*86,200
Powys15,40021,20013,600(!) 7,60024,00015,200(!) 6,600(!) 8,60012,900125,200*125,600
Ceredigion7,90013,0007,7006,20012,0006,000(!) 4,100(!!) 2,10010,00069,100.69,100
Pembrokeshire10,40018,10012,7008,50021,20014,2008,300(!) 5,80013,900113,100*113,300
Carmarthenshire15,20027,80017,90017,10021,20022,100(!) 9,80012,00018,600161,600*162,000
Swansea17,70050,20031,20023,90022,00018,40020,500(!) 9,60026,100219,500*220,800
Neath Port Talbot11,30015,70018,50014,10016,50012,90015,100(!) 10,10014,800128,900*130,000
Bridgend13,50023,90019,40011,90013,70013,000(!) 9,60011,20018,700135,000*135,100
The Vale of Glamorgan13,90033,00018,80012,200(!) 9,40012,700(!) 9,800(!!) 4,700(!) 6,600121,200*121,800
Cardiff38,000107,20064,40032,70026,90035,20031,600(!) 14,70032,400383,200*383,700
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff15,80039,10030,00018,70022,40021,70018,70015,00025,400206,900*208,700
Merthyr Tydfil(!!) 3,0008,4006,3005,6007,900(!) 5,300(!) 4,400(!) 4,5006,70052,200*52,700
Blaenau Gwent(!) 5,1009,300(!) 5,800(!) 5,3006,5009,200(!) 4,3007,4008,00060,700*61,100
Monmouthshire11,70018,80015,3008,8009,6005,700(!) 4,600(!) 5,9008,90089,400.89,400


Labour Force Survey: Employment by occupation

Last update
25 June 2020 25 June 2020

Next update
September 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
These data are taken from the ANNUAL datasets from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), providing employment data by employment type, occupation, gender and local authority in Wales.

Data collection and calculation
Since 2004, the annual data have been produced on a rolling annual basis, updated every three months, and the dataset is now referred to as the Annual Population Survey (APS). The rolling annual averages are on a calendar basis with the first rolling annual average presented here covering the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004, followed by data covering the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005, with rolling quarterly updates applied thereafter.
Note therefore that the consecutive rolling annual averages overlap by nine months, and there is also a two-month overlap between the last period presented on the former March to February basis, and the first period on the new basis.
For each year, the data show numbers in employment by occupation, gender, local authority in Wales (plus the UK as a whole), and type of employment (employee, self-employed etc). It is not advisable to view data broken down by all of these dimensions, as many of the numbers will fall below robust publication thresholds and are suppressed. However, the dataset is presented with these dimensions to allow the user to cut employment data in a number of different ways without the need to switch sources, e.g. by local authority and gender only, by local authority and occupation only, by occupation and gender only, by occupation and employment type only. To this end, each dimension has a ‘total’ which allows the user to ‘exclude’ that dimension from any cut of the data.
Nomis is the ONS's official portal for labour market statistics. Note that some estimates from Nomis for the APS may differ slightly from those presented here due to differences in how local authority geographies are constructed.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
1996 to 2020

Rounding applied
Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and so there may be some apparent slight discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown. As mentioned above, some data are suppressed as the variability in the estimate is too high to allow a sufficiently robust figure to be published.

Revisions information
In March 2019, the Annual Population Survey data has been revised back to 2012, due to taking on board the latest population estimates.

Statistical quality
The data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example individual local authority data are subject to higher variability than Wales data.
LFS data is collected throughout the year, and is available from the ONS in a variety of ways. This dataset contains the latest annual results, as referred to in the second bullet below. Key data on the labour market is updated every month showing the position for the latest three months, for the UK and each of the UK countries and English regions. Note these data are seasonally adjusted and also that no sub-regional (i.e. local authority) data are published by the ONS to a monthly timetable.
Annual results covering the periods described earlier are also available from the ONS, providing more detailed data from the LFS, including data for sub-Wales geographies. These annual datasets use results from the samples for the quarterly surveys used for the key series, together with results from additional persons sampled to provide a more robust (boosted) dataset, with estimates subject to much lower sampling variability.
Quarterly results are also available, again providing more detailed data from the LFS than the key series, including data for sub-Wales geographies. However, although these data are available earlier than the data taken from the annual datasets, data for sub-Wales geographies taken from the quarterly datasets are no longer included on StatsWales as the results are far less robust than those which come from the annual datasets.

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