Types of work in Thanet

What type of work is there in Thanet?

How are the types of work classified in official figures?

Using employer tax returns the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) classifies the number of jobs in different ways for different purposes.  For example, the number of people in work is shown by:

  • The types of work listed in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007)
  • The types of work are shown by sector – whether private sector or public sector
  • Employment is shown by full-time or part time

 

Why is information about types of work important to Thanet District Council?

It is important to TDC because the Council wants to encourage the building of a balanced economy. Economies that have fewer types of work available are more likely to struggle in hard times.

What types of jobs are there in Thanet?

UK Business data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the following job distribution in Thanet.

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Proportion of people employed in different types of work in Kent Districts

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Source: Office for National Statistics, Business Register Employment Survey (Table 8)

We intend to update the data in October each year

 

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Source and access notes

What is the mix of jobs between full-time & part-time in Thanet?

NOMIS official labour market statistics - Find employee jobs and use ‘view time-series’ link to see how it has changed over time

How many new businesses are starting? How many businesses are failing?

Kent County Council report on Business Demography - showing 'births' and 'deaths' of businesses by Kent district

How many employees do Thanet businesses have?

NOMIS official labour market statistics - Find employee jobs and use ‘view time-series’ link to see how it has changed over time

 I want to see where the information comes from

 

General sources notes

Department of Work & Pensions (DWP)                          

Scroll down to see the Statistical Series reported by DWP (e.g. benefit statistics).

Office for National Statistics records on numbers of businesses

ONS statistics on Business Demography (births & deaths of businesses)

How many people are claiming benefits?

Click here to find what ward you live in

DWP - statistics on numbers of Working Age people claiming different benefits. It contains ward level data in Excel or Zip formats.

A guide to the benefits system

Benefits and Work Guides - explains benefit entitlements

The role of tourism in the economy

Insight explanation of tourist figures

An overview of figures on the Thanet economy

NOMIS official labour market statistics - Thanet is already selected, now select a topic from the list at the top of the page

An overview of figures on the economy of Thanet wards

Click here to find what ward you live in

NOMIS official labour market statistics - choose a ward from the drop-down list at the top of the page

An overview of Employment & The workforce in Kent

Kent County Council - an overview of employment in Kent, with links to the main business surveys

How does  government categorises business?

Kent County Council - read an explanation in Understanding New Business data

What is the standard industrial classification (SIC)?

Businessballs - an explanation of the European-wide SICs.