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Summary

  • Full-time employment levels are back on a par with those seen before the pandemic, similarly part-time employment levels have dipped to pre-pandemic levels

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Weighted base: Before covid: 775 | Wave three: 775 | Wave four: 1,760

This chart shows that:
The percentage of residents who are employed full-time was 47% before COVID-19, 43% for wave 3, and 46% for wave 4
The percentage of residents who are employed part-time was 12% before COVID-19, 17% for wave 3, and 13% for wave 4
The percentage of residents who are self-employed was 5% before COVID-19, 4% for wave 3, and 5% for wave 4
The percentage of residents looking after their home/ family/dependants was 1% before COVID-19, 2% for wave 3, and 3% for wave 4
The percentage of residents in education was 7% before COVID-19, 7% for wave 3, and 5% for wave 4
The percentage of residents unable to work was 2% before COVID-19, 3% for wave 3, and 4% for wave 4
The percentage of residents who are unemployed was 5% before COVID-19, 2% for wave 3, and 2% for wave 4
The percentage of residents who are retired was 20% before COVID-19, 21% for wave 3, and 21% for wave 4
The percentage of residents who identify as ‘non of the above’ was 1% before COVID-19, 1% for wave 3, and 2% for wave 4

Key differences by demographic

Sex

Females are far more likely to be employed part-time. A higher proportion of males are employed full-time or are retired

Disability

Residents without a disability are more likely to be employed full-time whilst more of those with a disability are unable to work.

Housing status

Residents renting from the council or a housing association are least likely to be employed full-time, more of them are looking after the home/ family dependants or are unable to work.