Demographics

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September 2016

This profile brings together data on the borough with regional and national comparisons from a number of official sources.
Resident Population

Total population (2015)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
All people 273,700 1,524,600 65,110,000
Males 131,500 742,300 32,074,400
Females 142,200 782,300 33,035,600

Source: ONS mid-year population estimates

 

Working Aged Population 16 – 64 (2015)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
No. % % %
All people aged 16 – 64 165,000 60.3 63.7 63.3
Males aged 16 – 64 80,600 61.3 64.3 64.1
Females aged 16 – 64 84,400 59.4 63.0 62.6

Source: ONS mid-year population estimates

 

 

Labour Supply

Employment and unemployment (July 2015 – June 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
No. % % %
All people 16-64        
Economically active 120,100 73.7 72.0 77.7
   In employment 114,400 70.2 67.6 73.7
        Employees 100,100 61.4 60.0 63.0
        Self Employed 13,700 8.4 7.3 10.3
   Unemployed 5,700 4.8 6.2 5.2
Males 16 – 64
Economically active 60,300 75.5 75.6 83.0
   In employment 56,900 71.2 70.3 78.6
        Employees 45,700 57.2 58.8 64.3
        Self Employed 10,600 13.3 11.2 13.9
   Unemployed (aged 16+) 3,400 5.7 7.0 5.3
Females 16 – 64
Economically active 59,800 71.9 68.6 72.5
    In employment 57,500 69.2 64.9 68.8
        Employees 54,400 65.5 61.1 61.7
        Self Employed 3,100 3.7 3.5 6.7
    Unemployed (aged 16+) 2,300 3.8 5.3 5.1

Source: Annual Population Survey

 

 

 

Economic Inactivity (July 2015 – June 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
All people Nos. % % %
Total 42,900 26.3 28.0 22.3
        Student 11,500 26.9 25.5 26.1
        Looking after family/home 7,000 16.4 20.2 24.6
        Long-term sick 13,200 30.8 31.5 22.8
        Retired 6,200 14.5 12.2 13.5
Wants a Job 6,700 15.5 19.0 24.2

Source: Annual Population Survey

Employment by Occupation (July 2015 – June 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
Nos. % % %
Soc 2010 major group   1 – 3 54,600 45.5 40.3 44.5
   1  Managers, directors and senior officials 12,500 10.4 8.3 10.4
   2  Professional occupations 23,000 19.2 19.3 20.0
   3  Associate professional & technical 19,100 15.9 12.7 14.1
Soc 2010 major group  4 – 5 26,400 22.0 22.4 21.2
   4  Administrative & secretarial 15,400 12.9 12.4 10.6
   5  Skilled trades occupations 11,000 9.2 10.0 10.6
Soc 2010 major group   6 – 7 21,400 17.8 18.9 16.8
   6  Caring, leisure and other service occupations 11,300 9.4 9.9 9.2
   7  Sales and customer service occupations 10,100 8.4 9.0 7.6
Soc 2010 major group  8 – 9 17,200 14.3 18.2 17.1
   8  Process plant & machine operatives 6,300 5.2 7.2 6.4
   9  Elementary occupations 10,900 9.1 11.0 10.7

Source: Annual Population Survey

Qualifications (January – December 2015)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
Working Age 16 – 64 Nos. % % %
NVQ4 and above 51,200 31.1 29.0 36.9
NVQ3 and above 87,700 53.3 50.1 57.2
NVQ2 and above 122,000 74.1 70.6 73.4
NVQ1 and above 140,300 85.2 82.4 84.8
Other qualifications 9,500 5.8 6.1 6.5

Source: Annual Population Survey

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings by Residence (2015)

  Sefton

 

Merseyside UK

 

Gross Weekly pay £ £ £
Full-time workers 471.00 487.60 527.70
    Male full-time workers 512.30 529.80 567.20
    Female full-time workers 445.30 444.90 471.20
Hourly Pay (excluding overtime) £ £ £
Full-time workers 12.07 12.39 13.36
    Male full-time workers 12.36 13.04 13.97
    Female full-time workers 11.90 11.86 12.56

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings – resident analysis

 

Out of Work Benefits

Claimant Count (September 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool

City Region

UK
Nos. % % %
All people 4,040 2.4 2.8 1.8
   Males 2,605 3.2 3.6 2.3
   Females 1,435 1.7 1.9 1.4

Source: ONS claimant count

 

 

Claimant Count by age (September 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool

City Region

UK
Nos. % % %
Age 16+ 4,040 2.4 2.8 1.8
Age 16 – 17 5 0.1 0.0 0.0
Age 18 – 24 930 4.4 4.3 2.9
Age 25 – 49 2,180 2.7 3.0 1.9
Age 50+ 920 1.6 1.9 1.5

Source: ONS claimant count

 

Labour Demand

Employment Jobs (July 2015 – June 2016)

  Sefton Liverpool City Region UK
Employment Jobs                                                   % % %
     Full Time 72.5 75.8 74.4
     Part Time 27.2 24.1 25.3
Employment Jobs by Industry
Manufacturing 7.1 9.6 9.5
Construction 7.2 6.2 7.1
Distribution, hotels and restaurants 17.7 19.1 18.4
Transport and communication 7.6 8.3 9.0
Banking, finance and insurance 16.2 15.4 17.0
Public admin, education and health 36.8 34.2 30.0
Other services 5.9 4.7 5.7

Source : Annual Population Survey

 

Earnings by Workplace (2015)

  Sefton Merseyside UK
Gross Weekly pay £ £ £
Full-time workers 461.80 485.30 527.70
    Male full-time workers 477.10 450.70 567.20
    Female full-time workers 438.90 526.20 471.20
Hourly Pay £ £ £
Full-time workers 11.64 12.31 13.36
    Male full-time workers 12.03 12.82 13.97
    Female full-time workers 11.23 12.01 12.56

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings – workplace analysis

 

 

Businesses

Business Demography (2014)

  Sefton Liverpool

City Region

UK
  Nos. % % %
Active Enterprises (2014) 8,075
      Business Births 1,085 13.9 15.6 14.3
      Business Deaths 855 10.9 11.3 10.0

Source: Business Demography   % s a proportion of the stock at the end of 2013

 

 

UK Business Counts (2016)

Local Units Sefton Liverpool

City Region

UK
  Nos. % % %
Micro (0 – 9 employees) 7,530 82.3 80.7 89.2
Small (10 – 49 employees) 1,330 14.5 15.3 8.9
Medium (50 – 249 employees) 260 2.8 3.5 1.6
Large (250+ employees) 35 0.6 0.6 0.4
Total 9,155 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: UK Business Counts – Local Units 2016