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Job trends in Islington

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In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site

There are over 18,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people but there are  around 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people.

Where do people work in London?

Most jobs are in:

  • Science & technology - 705,000 (13.7%)
  • Wholesale & retail - 619,000 (12%)
  • Administration - 565,000 (10.9%)
  • Health & social care - 530,000 (10.3%)
  • Accomodation & food - 436,000 (8.4%)

Fewest jobs are in:

  • Arts & entertainment - 128,000 (2.5%)
  • Manufacturing - 112,000 (2.2%)
  • Electricity, gas & air - 19,000 (0.4%)
  • Water, sewerage & waste - 14,000 (0.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying & utilities - 3,000 (0.1%)

Growth Sectors are:

  • Professional services
  • IT and cyber security
  • Health and social care
  • Construction
  • Creative and digital

London compared with the UK as a whole:

  • Employment rate was 76.5% above the UK average of 76.4%
  • Percentage of students was 32.4% above the UK average of 26.7%
  • Average income was £38,29 bove the UK average of £30,414

Source: Labour Market Information April to June 2020 and includes furloughed workers obtained from the Office for National Statistics and Gov.uk. Last updated August 2020.