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  • KEY POINTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
  • Value of the economy
  • Business structure
  • Tourism
  • Age of enterprises
  • % of enterprises
  • LABOUR MARKET
  • Working age population
  • Commuting
  • Employment by sector
  • Occupational profile
  • Self-employment
  • Total employment
  • Second jobs
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  • Earnings and affordability
  • Skills and qualifications
  • Young people not in education, employment and training (NEET)
  • Unemployment
  • Vacancies and skill needs
  • Deprivation

CHRISTCHURCH
A PROFILE OF THE ECONOMY AND LABOUR MARKET

Anne Gray Research and Information Group Dorset County Council (01305) 224575 October 2009

Contents
Key points Introduction Business and economy Value of the economy Business structure Tourism Age of enterprises Labour market Working age population Commuting Employment by sector Occupational profile Self employment Total employment Second jobs Employment growth Earnings and affordability Skills and qualifications Young people not in education, employment and training Unemployment Vacancies and skill needs Deprivation Appendix 1 Key differences indexed to national level Appendix 2 Key differences indexed to DCC Dorset level Appendix 3 Data sources for key differences tables 2 5 8 8 10 13 14 15 17 18 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 26 28 29 31 34 36 37 38

computer activities. o More than half of the firms in the borough fall into two broad sectors: Distribution. recruitment.9 million to the local economy. Poole and Hampshire. o In-commuters largely came from Bournemouth. and business births per 10. o The proportion of elderly people in the population is expected to continue to grow. but there is an above average proportion of large firms for Dorset and a fifth of employees in employment work in these organisations. o About two fifths of Christchurch enterprises are at least ten years old – below the DCC Dorset average. advertising. o The percentage above state pension age is above the county average. o The business birthrate in Christchurch is in line with the DCC Dorset average. o Estimated GVA per resident head is above the county average.900 employees in employment (excluding the self-employed). o The employment rate is about 72%. o The working age population is around 22.020 firms excluding the self-employed in Christchurch.970. • LABOUR MARKET • Structure o About 77% of the working age population is economically active in Christchurch. Working age population o The proportion of the population of working age in Christchurch is below the DCC Dorset average.000 residents or working age residents is high. o The majority of employment in Christchurch is in the service sector. o Tourism contributes about £53. Employment by sector o Christchurch has around 18.KEY POINTS BUSINESS AND ECONOMY • Value of the economy o Total GVA is estimated to be around £740 million in Christchurch. o Business survival rates are above the county average. o The proportion of knowledge intensive firms is in line with the county average. research & development. hotels & restaurants sector and Banking. Commuting o Christchurch was a net winner of commuters in 2001. 2 . and other miscellaneous business services. o Most firms are small. • • • 1 The ‘etc’ of this broad heading is key as it includes other business services such as real estate. Business structure o There are around 2. o Estimated GVA per filled job is also above average. finance & insurance etc1.

employment or training (NEET). employment growth is likely to be service sector led. especially in Distribution. Earnings and affordability o Workplace based earnings in Christchurch appear to lie above the county average. Self-employment o About 16 per cent of working age employees are self employed – above the county average. o Christchurch’s average house price to household earnings ratio was above the national and regional figures indicating that affordability continues to be a serious problem. o The percentage qualified to level four (first degree or equivalent) or above is in line with DCC Dorset. education & health. Skills and qualifications o Christchurch appears to have an average proportion of the working age population with no qualifications compared to DCC Dorset. • Occupational profile o About 45% of employed residents in Christchurch work in managerial. professional or associate professional/technical occupations (much in line with the DCC Dorset average). o Residence based earnings in Christchurch appear to be below the county average. o Christchurch has above the county average level of young people who are not in education.o o o Almost half of employment in the borough is in two sectors: Distribution. o The percentage of 15 year olds gaining five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE is above the national average. o The percentage of employees working in high pay industries based in Christchurch is above the county average. Unemployment o Unemployed claimants as a percentage of working age residents in Christchurch is generally above the DCC Dorset average but below the national rate.000 in Christchurch (with employees in employment accounting for about 18.900 of these). Employment growth o Over the next few years. Transport & communications and Education & health. hotels & restaurants and Public administration. Total employment o Total employment is around 21. Employment in Transport & communications is above the county average. Employment in the knowledge driven sector is above the DCC Dorset average. o The percentage qualified to level three is below the county average. • • • • • • 3 .

o However. o There were few occupations where the number of vacancies exceeded the number of claimants seeking work.2 per cent of the working age population reaching 2. just over a fifth of claimants were aged 50 years or more.1 unemployed claimants for every live unfilled Jobcentre vacancy in Christchurch – below the county level. this rate was 1. • 4 . Administrative occupations. o In the first half of 2009. and Sales occupations. above the national average but in line with DCC Dorset. plant & storage occupations. o Four of the borough’s super output areas fell in the top twenty per cent of least deprived areas nationally. Deprivation o Christchurch showed relatively low levels of deprivation in the 2007 Indices falling in the least deprived 50 per cent of the districts/boroughs in England. • Vacancies and skill needs o In August 2009 there were 4. two of the borough’s super output areas fell in the top twenty per cent of most deprived areas nationally. about half of live unfilled vacancies were in three occupations: Caring personal services occupations. and Sales occupations. almost two-thirds of those leaving the claimant count found a job. In October 2009. Elementary administration & service occupations.7 per cent by August 2009. In the first half of 2009. o There were frequently more people seeking work than there were vacancies in the following occupations: Elementary trades.o o o o On average over 2008. Over the year there has been considerable movement both on and off the claimant count.

Urban/rural characteristics 98% 81% 77% 59% 51% 49% 41% 23% 6% 3% West Dorset Weymouth & Portland 38% 41% 19% 7% 0% East Dorset 0% 62% 59% 100% 100% 97% 81% 94% 94% 54% 46% 19% 2% Christchurch North Dorset Purbeck DORSET CC Urban area Rural area Urban population Rural Population 2 The settlement based Rural/Urban definition was introduced in 2004 as a joint project between a number of government departments. At just under twenty square miles.000). About 14. of which three are rural: Urban (population over 10. However.200 employees work in the town which also features around 1. the vast majority of Christchurch’s population resides in the urban area. harbour and the Priory.570 firms. and Hamlet and Isolated Dwellings. the split between rural and urban2 is almost equal in the borough. excluding the self-employed. It comprises four settlement types. largely village based. 5 . Only about two per cent of the population is rural. The area is popular with older people. leading to a significant imbalance in its age structure. this is one of the smallest and least rural of the Dorset local authorities. Village. Town and Fringe. (ie 49% urban). The town itself is characterized by its pleasant riverside setting. Although in terms of area. visited by thousands of tourists every year. Christchurch is a significant business centre with a relatively high proportion of employment in manufacturing.INTRODUCTION Christchurch is an attractive borough situated to the east and north of the Bournemouth conurbation.

the A35 linking to Southampton and the M27. and as the home of Bournemouth Airport. 98. a railway station on the main line to London. 6 . 0.2% Rural Tow n and Fringe. Christchurch has good transport and communication links.4% The village of Highcliffe features a cliff-top castle overlooking the beach and is within easy reach of the New Forest national park.0% Hamlet & Isolated Dw elling. Nearby is Mudeford with its historic quay and a ferry running to Mudeford Sandbank which adjoins the ancient Hengistbury Head. With its close proximity to Bournemouth and Poole.4% Urban population.Christchurch: rural and urban population split Village. 0. 1.

Road distance in miles Birmingham Manchester 226 168 240 209 202 253 240 235 225 239 252 229 248 215 232 213 214 221 252 246 242 239 251 London 82 118 196 165 89 108 110 145 110 144 107 129 103 112 155 110 129 118 127 101 117 137 106 Southampton 78 Bristol 110 75 Exeter 94 44 36 Taunton 24 54 92 70 Salisbury 33 79 84 74 28 Bournemouth 36 74 79 69 32 6 Poole 76 53 47 31 63 50 45 Beaminster 44 59 74 53 23 19 15 39 Blandford Forum 70 60 39 36 56 44 39 6 33 Bridport 32 82 89 79 27 6 11 55 23 49 Christchurch 55 62 55 46 40 28 24 21 18 15 35 Dorchester 29 76 83 75 24 6 9 49 17 43 7 30 Ferndown 53 49 67 45 29 37 33 38 18 44 40 36 35 Gillingham 81 67 32 29 66 55 50 17 44 10 60 26 54 51 Lyme Regis 52 47 80 58 28 32 28 36 13 46 35 31 30 5 57 Shaftesbury 65 47 54 33 47 40 36 20 21 26 44 20 28 15 37 16 Sherborne 53 47 66 44 31 28 24 31 9 42 32 28 26 10 53 8 13 Sturminster Newton 53 86 81 73 48 13 12 47 27 41 18 26 25 45 52 40 48 36 Swanage 27 76 89 78 22 15 16 54 18 48 13 33 8 35 59 30 38 26 32 Verwood 43 76 76 66 37 14 9 41 17 36 20 20 15 35 46 30 38 26 10 22 Wareham 63 70 62 55 49 37 32 28 27 22 43 9 36 44 33 39 29 36 28 42 19 Weymouth 32 71 78 68 27 11 7 44 12 38 12 23 6 29 49 24 33 21 24 11 14 31 Wimborne 133 91 163 133 125 161 164 159 148 163 160 153 157 138 156 136 138 144 180 154 170 163 159 .

Therefore. GVA per filled job is estimated to be around £39.400. which is 106% of the regional average.400 £39. industry or sector in the UK by estimating the value of its outputs (goods and services).300 in DCC Dorset. a large population above working age would make the denominator larger whilst generally not contributing towards total GVA.300 £39.800 £40.700 Purbeck Poole Bournemouth Source: Office for National Statistics with local level estimates (Dorset County Council) Estimates of GVA by sector indicate that the transport & communications sector contributes the highest proportion of GVA to the local economy with another fifth of 3 4 Estimate based on ONS 2006 GVA data at current basic prices ONS Headline GVA per resident head at current basic prices Weymouth and Portland North Dorset South West DCC Dorset Christchurch West Dorset East Dorset .386). Crude local estimates of GVA can be derived from this based on a number of datasets including full time equivalent employee numbers and GVA by industrial sector. At £13. GVA per resident head is low in DCC Dorset at 71 per cent of the England average4 (£19.300 £38.200 £40. or demographic structure where. Christchurch is above this at £42. The Office for National Statistics provides GVA data to the NUTS3 level geography – there are just two of these in our sub-region: DCC Dorset and Bournemouth & Poole combined.413) and 80 per cent of the regional level (£17. less purchases and less net spending taxes. At £16.827.700 £37. about 97% of the South West average (£40.800. This is just over one-eighth of DCC Dorset’s total GVA. as it has done since 1995.400). Estimated GVA per filled job.BUSINESS AND ECONOMY Value of the economy Gross Value Added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer.300 £38. However. 2006 £42. GVA per filled job is a preferred measure although this also has to be estimated.600 £38. GVA per resident head can be influenced by factors such as outcommuting. for example. These local estimates indicate that GVA in Christchurch is around £740 million3.100 £40. estimated GVA per resident head in Christchurch is about 85% of the England average and falls above the DCC Dorset average.

Growth for the next decade (2006-2016) in the South West region was projected to continue at around three per cent per annum. agriculture. GVA by sector. electronics and metals & engineering contributing the largest part. Christchurch 2006: Other business servs 11% Banking & ins 3% Transport & comms 18% Public admin. The Dorset sub-region’s level of economic growth is generally at a rate lower than that of the South West region as a whole. ed. mining etc 3% Agriculture 2% Hotels & catering 5% Manufacturing 21% Distribution 15% Construction 6% Over the last decade. printing & publishing) and banking & insurance etc saw a minor decline. health 13% Misc servs 3% Utiltities. textiles & wood. the sectors showing the highest level of growth were manufacture of transport equipment. and other business services. Some parts of the manufacturing sector (food.the borough’s GVA coming from manufacturing with transport equipment. 5 Cambridge Econometrics – Local Economy Forecasting Model 2006 (SWRA Scenario 1) 9 . the same as in the previous ten years5. although the current recession is likely to depress this expectation to some degree. Projections of GVA are not available at local authority level. but growth in Dorset is most likely to take place in the south and east of the county. metals & engineering.

000 3.200 1. Employment in firms by size large 200 20% small 124 40% Less than one per cent of firms employ 200 or more employees. much in line with the DCC Dorset average of 0.Business structure Christchurch has approximately 2. This is marginally under the average for DCC Dorset. excluding the self-employed6.200 2. (87 per cent and 29 per cent respectively). However.200 5.100 600 600 300 2. ONS 10 .000 1. with a fifth of these located in the town centre and a further 17 per cent in St Catherine’s and Hurn ward. these larger firms employ a significant proportion of the workforce accounting for a fifth of all employees in employment.200 Firms by size small 124 94% medium 25-199 6% large 200+ 0% The chart to the left shows that 94 per cent of Christchurch firms are small.020 firms. medium 25-199 40% 6 Annual Business Inquiry 2007.4 per cent. Ward: Burton and Winkton Grange Highcliff Jumpers Mudeford and Friars Cliff North Highcliffe and Walkford Portfield Purewell and Stanpit St Catherine's and Hurn Town Centre West Highcliffe Firms 80 190 180 110 150 80 170 160 350 420 150 Employees 300 2. 85 per cent are micro-firms (employing fewer than ten employees) and these account for a quarter of total employment in the borough.

The chart below shows that over half of the firms in Christchurch fall into two broad sectors: Banking. hotels & restaurants sector. see table following. This is just above the DCC Dorset average (six per cent) and in line with the national average of eight per cent. Within Banking. the district saw 200 business births in this category giving a birth rate of 10. Office for National Statistics In 2007. Christchurch had 1. Within the Distribution. This probably arises from the structure of its population. ONS: low pay defined as those industries nationally with median earnings20% or more below the all industry median and high pay being those with earnings 20% or more above. 24 per cent of firms are in the low pay group matching the DCC Dorset average and just above the 22 per cent found nationally. retail (excluding motor vehicles) was the most significant with about 13 per cent of businesses in the district. This is in line with the average for DCC Dorset (28 per cent). In DCC Dorset this was 45. much in line with the DCC Dorset average. Note: not everyone in the sector will receive that high or low pay. 29 per cent of businesses fall in the knowledge intensive sector (professional and technical).910 businesses registered for PAYE and/or VAT.000 resident population. hotels & restaurants sector. finance & insurance etc. below the six per cent average for the county. 79 per cent of firms is in the service sector – just above the DCC Dorset average of 77 per cent. Over the year. finance & insurance etc and the Distribution. finance and insurance. Four per cent of businesses are in Leisure & tourism.5 per cent. with a 7 Based on data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2008. Distribution of firms by sector 2007: Christchurch Other services Public 7% administration. etc 30% Transport and communications Distribution. hotels and restaurants 30% Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2007. 11 . but Dorset falls below the national level of almost a third of businesses.educat ion & health 7% Agriculture and fishing Energy and water 1% 0% Manufacturing 8% Construction 13% Banking. Other business activities were most significant accounting for 17 per cent of all businesses.2 births per 10.000 population – below the national average. Eight per cent of businesses falls in the group of industries that appear to offer high pay7. The creation of new enterprises can also be expressed as births per 10.

190 17.970 1. ONS Business survival rates.high proportion of elderly people resident here.610 915 855 1.960 6.2% 11. Christchurch – with its population of elderly people above the county average – was much in line with this at 44.3 76. ONS 8 Note: in the National Indicator dataset.7% 13.1 82.000 working age population compared with 80. Enterprise births and deaths: 2007 Count GREAT BRITAIN SOUTH WEST Dorset sub-region Bournemouth UA Poole UA DCC Dorset Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck West Dorset Weymouth & Portland 2.7) and England (64.560 205.5% 11.910 4.9 45.0 51.005 770 645 1.0 56.1 90.8% 10. NI 171 was 52.3 106.190 18. 2007 93 92 92 92 79 80 80 85 68 69 52 55 57 59 45 Great Britain South West DCC Dorset Christchurch 63 65 % of births 48 50 54 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years Source: Business demography statistics 2007. Christchurch is above this at 87.670 1.3 nationally8.3% 10.9 44.3 92.6 in DCC Dorset.3 42.5 business births per 10.9 45.3 58.3% Births per 10k pop 49.955 1.590 170 385 265 180 405 185 Source: Business demography statistics 2007.4% 13.5% 9. NI 171 is the proportion of VAT registrations per 10.4 87.0 business births per 10.635 23.9% 9.705 3.5 Births per 10k wkg age pop 80.990 Births rate (%) 13. If we look at business births per 10.815 6.985 4.000 residents. 12 .243.635 30.8 49.5 97. In 2007.2).840 200 440 290 205 480 225 Deaths 2007 224.8 51.2 in Christchurch compared to 54.975 3. then DCC Dorset is above the national average – and considerably above the South West regional average.1 Births 2007 295.6 78.000 of the working age population.000 adults aged 16 plus so is slightly different to the definition used here which includes PAYE firms and excludes those above state pension age. DCC Dorset falls below the South West (55.6 75.1 61.430 2.4 34.2 89.8% 10.3% 11.2 44.2% 10.

Other key tourism facts include: 2007 Staying visitors Total nights Bedspaces10 Tourism day visits Christchurch 196. Tourism spend in Christchurch accounts for almost one-tenth of total tourism spending in DCC Dorset. accounting for about ten per cent of employment9. NI 172 measures the percentage of small businesses in an area showing year on year employment growth. for example. In Christchurch. 13 .020 businesses are in Leisure & tourism (about 90). guesthouses. B&B.9 10% Note: this is a wider definition including. Data provided by South West Tourism for 2007 suggests about 1.9 Tourism Annual Business Inquiry 2007 data indicates that four per cent of Christchurch’s 2. 11 Dorset County Council estimate as official data not available at district level. almost half stayed with family and friends (49 per cent).900 jobs supported by tourism.7 per cent nationally. Christchurch fares better than the national average with 2007 seeing 53.In terms of business survival rates. inns.675. farms.8 13.1 13.000 £35. an element of retail.000 £53.000 838.4 14. and that about four per cent of employees in employment work in tourism or leisure related businesses (about 700 people).2 15.1 14.000 £71. NI 172: percentage of small businesses in an area showing employment growth England South West DCC Dorset Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck West Dorset Weymouth and Portland 2007 (%) 12. Note: bedspaces are those in hotels.458. group accommodation. and campus. Of the 196.3 14.783. In the National Indicator dataset.000 staying visitors.473 Staying visitor spend Day visitor spend Total tourism spend (staying plus day) Value to local economy (£m) Estimated contribution to total GVA11 % of employment supported by tourism 9 10 £35. just below the six per cent average for the county.8 per cent of firms created five years ago still surviving compared with 44.5 14. this figure was just above the DCC Dorset average.3 14.000 950 827.

£147. 2007 Age of enterprises About 41 per cent of Christchurch’s enterprises12 are at least ten years old.3 Years Dorset County 4 . 9% East Dorset.000.9 Years Christchurch 16% 15% 14%13% 13% 13% 15% 14% 27% 28% 29% 31% 41% 45% 45% 41% Less than 2 Years 10 or more Years Source: UK Business 2009 (IDBR).458. 13% North Dorset. 19% Christchurch.000.000. New businesses can see faster growth than older ones which may have reached their maximum potential. 32% Purbeck.226. 9% West Dorset. £101. £149. new skills and new demands for sourcing can be introduced to the area. under the DCC Dorset average and in line with the national average.000. £71. Whilst a solid base of older businesses gives stability.348. £75.000. 18% Source: South West Tourism. a churn of businesses can help build a healthy economy as new products.Total tourism spend (% of DCC Dorset total) Weymouth & Portland.416. ONS Crown Copyright 12 An enterprise may be a group of units or sites 14 . 29 per cent of Christchurch’s enterprises are under four years old – just below the national average but higher than the level in the county as a whole.523. Age of business 50% 45% 40% % of enterprises 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Great Britain South West 2 . £251.000.127.

5% % of economically active 20.5% 10. 15 .9% % of economically inactive 20.529 46622 8. 78 per cent of the economically active were in employment.9% 19.009 46.062 530 33. ONS Copyright Reserved The following extract from the Annual Population Survey suggests that economic activity overall has stayed much the same with around 77 per cent of Christchurch’s working age population economically active. but looking at the statistical range there is an overlap.589 15.3% 15.000 economically active people of working age.3% 33. 20 per cent were retired.720 640 694 4937 996 620 1.194 6. Self-employment was just below the DCC Dorset average.937 3. much in line with the DCC Dorset average of 77 per cent.287 28. three percentage points above the DCC Dorset average. under the DCC Dorset average of 16 per cent.5% 21.6% 3.4% % of economically active 19. Christchurch has a level of economic inactivity just under that of England & Wales but in line with DCC Dorset as a whole.9% 3. This is about 79 per cent of the population of that age – much the same as in DCC Dorset as whole. Labour market structure in 2001 All people of working age: Economically active Economically inactive Economically active of working age: Employees: Part-time Employees: Full-time Self-employed Unemployed Full-time student Economically inactive of working age: Retired Student Looking after home/family Permanently sick/disabled Other DCC Dorset % of all of working age 78.2% 57.003 Source: Census of Population 2001.9% 16. With 22 per cent of the working age economically inactive.854 5.622 % of all of working age 78.2% 12.2% % of economically inactive 17.9% Christchurch 22.639 10.2% 16. Of the economically inactive in Christchurch.033 7. This appears to be below the DCC Dorset average.631 171.2% 3.895 97.0% 21. 13 per cent of the economically inactive were students.444 5.325 2.018 4.7% 217.955 18.8% 56.6% 35.LABOUR MARKET The Census of Population 2001 indicated that Christchurch had around 23.729 1.803 9.6% 21.1% 3.7% 12.

6 3.3 1.3 4.working age Unemployment rate females .working age % of wkg age females eco inactive .1 3.6 Source: Annual Population Survey.700 4.16+ % who are economically inactive .7 2.9 192.800 10.000 102.800 3.6 10.9 22.9 23.000 77.000 85.900 115.0 7.900 9.700 77.500 80.6 8.5 11.2 number 17.16+ % of males who are eco inactive .100 81.2 79.400 2.400 2.600 DCC Dorset denominator percent 219.700 68.0 3.900 10.900 ~ ~ 2.800 9.2 2.1 81.000 3.16+ % of females who are eco inactive .100 13.000 90. 16 .working age % of working age males eco inactive .7 1.working age Employment rate males .000 104.working age Employment rate .9 2.900 11.0 1.9 4.9 3.100 11.600 6.200 115.200 115.000 104.0 11.000 ! 1.1 10.working age Unemployment rate .9 29.6 3.000 104.4 1.600 8.0 74.6 16.300 12.3 1.9 9.9 8.700 2.800 10.7 14.don't want job number 178.200 1.500 1.0 1.Labour Market Structure All: Economic activity rate .800 17.5 219.900 11.don't want job Females: Economic activity rate females .want a job % of working age eco inactive .500 3.2 219.300 16.000 104.000 104.900 11.700 21.6 11.want a job % of wkg age females eco inactive .200 98.200 115.200 ! 2.5 2.900 6.100 18.900 11.900 10.800 83.working age % of working age males who are employees % of working age males who are self employed Unemployment rate males .100 2. January-December 2008.9 11.1 3.2 178.000 104.working age Unemployment rate males .300 72.000 140.6 70.200 ~ 4.600 8.3 63.7 2.6 22.600 28.2 2.800 7.0 22.000 171.800 7.000 7.3 56.8 219.000 7.600 6.8 8.9 7.0 18.0 4.4 4.700 12.8 9. ~ Estimate is less than 500.3 53.4 6.600 24.8 ! 15.700 71.6 22.400 41.7 65.400 6.0 confidence 2.0 22.want a job % of wkg age males eco inactive .100 20.700 23.working age % of working age who are employees % of working age who are self employed Unemployment rate .7 4.100 64.900 11.working age % of working age females who are employees % of working age females who are self employed Unemployment rate females .700 54.100 600 800 800 3.8 4.500 10.200 115.don't want job Males: Economic activity rate males .500 7.1 7.900 7.3 115.0 1.3 5. Data has been reweighted in line with the latest ONS estimates.9 ! 10. ONS Copyright Reserved ! Estimate and confidence interval not available since the group sample size is zero or disclosive (0-2).200 98.4 2.8 2.100 5.0 22.9 77.200 104.100 13.9 10.000 93.9 * * * 10.800 10.7 3. * Estimate and confidence interval unreliable since the group sample size is small (3-9).working age % of working age who are eco inactive .000 80.0 219.000 29.7 ! 26.800 10.9 2.working age Employment rate females .2 219.0 62.9 ! 8.4 2.800 10.1 * * 7.700 4.5 17.1 2.900 9.8 4.2 3.200 5.500 16.2 * * 8.100 78.900 Christchurch denominator percent 22.200 4.6 18.700 15.8 confidence 7.100 12.8 219.200 115.6 24.1 * 6.0 16.

Working age population Mid year population estimates for 2008 give a working age population13 of approximately 22.820.8% 50. 50% of those aged 16-59/64 years as against 54% in DCC Dorset as a whole and 62 per cent nationally. 2007 Despite this.6% South West 17.1% 34.8% 22. Christchurch saw growth of five per cent in the below working age population compared with less than one per cent in the county as a whole.970 in Christchurch. older people are expected to account for an increasing proportion of the population in future with the percentage of Christchurch residents aged 65 or more expected to reach 38 per cent in 2031 and 35 per cent in DCC Dorset as a whole. slightly different to the definition used above the chart.2% Source: ONS mid-year population estimates.8% 62. Between 1998 and 2008.4% 28.0% 54.0% per cent of all 19. considerably below the 17 per cent growth seen in DCC Dorset as a whole. the retirement age population in Christchurch saw growth of six per cent.5% England & Wales 18. Working age is therefore defined as 16-64 in these projections. Women aged 16-59 and men aged 16-64 Over this period of time the retirement age for women is rising. 14 13 17 . the working age14 population is predicted to drop to 47 per cent of the total. In contrast. a growing proportion of over 65s is likely to continue to work beyond ‘retirement’ age. However.7% 59. just below the DCC Dorset average. Age profile 2008 Below w orking age Working age Above w orking age Christchurch 15. This makes up a below average percentage of the district’s total population of 45. The proportion over retirement age is above the county average in Christchurch: 34% compared with 29% in DCC Dorset as a whole and just 19 per cent nationally.1% DCC Dorset 17. At the same time.

Christchurch showed a net gain of around 2. Exact figures should not be compared but an idea of trends can be gained. mainly because in 1991 these data were only collected from a 10 per cent sample of the population. Poole and Hampshire. There are some problems in comparing the 1991 and 2001 commuting data. 9. East Dorset was also important providing another 12 per cent of commuters. only Christchurch and West Dorset are net importers of commuters. 16 15 18 .100 Christchurch residents commuted out of the Borough for work. again.800 9. In 199116.400 commuters. Over the decade.600 46. In the DCC Dorset area.160 -16. In 2001.% 65+ % 16-64 % 0-15 100% Christchurch Age Proportions 2006-2031 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 Source: 2006-based sub-national population projections.520 172. largely to Bournemouth. however. this gain reduced. but this dropped to about 700 by 2001.800 in-commuters. ONS Commuting The Census of Population shows that both in 1991 and in 2001 Christchurch had a net gain of commuters15: there were more people commuting into the Borough than out. Christchurch had 9.100 50% In commuters Out commuters Net loss/gain Live and work in area Note: commuting data includes small business owners and full time students as well as employees. East Dorset was less important as a commuting destination than as a source of labour. 50 per cent of resident workers – together with East Dorset being the joint lowest proportion of the six districts compared to 72 per cent both living and working in West Dorset. DCC Dorset 29. More than half of these came from Bournemouth and Poole and a further quarter from Hampshire.090 people both lived and worked in Christchurch.400 73% Christchurch 9. 9.100 750 9.

1991 and 2001 Commuting by town.1 03 3. 2001 8000 3000 -2000 -7000 -12000 Gillingham Blandford Forum Lyme Regis Wareham Beaminster Christchurch (district) Sturminster Newton Dorchester Shaftesbury Weymouth Wimborne Stalbridge Wool Sherborne Ferndown Swanage Verwood Bridport Net Commuting 19 .385 Out commuting In commuting 1 82 .1 987 577 1 .555 2.931 Number of commuters 2.Commuting flows 2001: Christchurch 4.200 436 234 234 1 88 1 93 325 1 49 1 91 B o urnemo uth Hampshire P o o le East Do rset Elsewhere Rest o f So uth East Rest o f Do rset cc Rest o f So uth West Source: Census of Population.

although this is less significant than in DCC Dorset generally (55 per cent) and the 50 per cent found nationally. (five per cent). Christchurch has a slightly higher percentage than DCC Dorset employed in: the retail trade (excluding motor vehicles).800 2.Employment by sector There are approximately 18. A further 30 people were full time or part time farmers giving a total workforce of around 80. but a slightly lower percentage in Hotels & restaurants.900 employees in employment17 in Christchurch. Energy & water. Recreation. dataset excludes the self-employed 19 This excludes Agriculture & fishing. An alternative data source.500 1. indicates Christchurch had an employed agricultural workforce of about 50. hotels & restaurants sectors are important. At 15 per cent.100 800 confidential confidential % of total employment Christchurch DCC Dorset 26% 21% 15% 15% 13% 6% 4% confidential confidential 25% 29% 15% 5% 12% 6% 5% 2% 0% Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2007. The Christchurch economy is centered on the service sector which accounts for 81 per cent of employees in employment19. marginally higher than the DCC Dorset average of 79 per cent. Defra’s Agricultural and Horticultural survey for 2007.800 3. account for 26 per cent of employment. Knowledge intensive industries. 18 Excludes Bournemouth and Poole. For example. Together. 69 per cent of these are in fulltime employment and 53 per cent of all employees are male. employment in Transport & communications is considerably above the county average in Christchurch. these two sectors account for almost half of employment in the borough20 (46 per cent). finance and insurance. education & health and Distribution. almost an eighth of all employees in DCC Dorset18. The Public administration. Office for National Statistics Other differences become evident at a lower level. cultural & sporting activities and Health & social work. Construction 20 Employment data from Annual Business Inquiry 2007 (ONS) 20 .education & health Banking. These proportions fall above the DCC Dorset averages of 64 per cent and 50 per cent respectively.900 2. and the wholesale trade. Those employed directly in leisure and tourism-related businesses account for four per cent of employment.900 2.900 4. hotels and restaurants Public administration. considerably above the DCC Dorset average (17 per cent). 17 Sourced from the Annual Business Inquiry 2007 (ONS) which is a sample survey excluding the selfemployed. (professional and technical). Main employment sectors: Total employment Distribution. Manufacturing. etc Transport and communications Manufacturing Construction Other services Agriculture and fishing Energy and water Employees: 18. slightly less than in DCC Dorset.

This is around 16 per cent of working age employees.1% 3.Occupational profile In Christchurch.4% 11. above the average for DCC Dorset as a whole (72 per cent).3% 10.6% DCC Dorset 185. More recent data show that the district has an estimated 3.3% 5.700 self-employed residents of working age: 15 per cent of the economically active. January-December 2008. plant and machine operatives Elementary occupations Source: Annual Population Survey January-December 2008.9% 10.8% 14.400 22.7% 12. Note confidence interval of ±6. About 83 per cent of the selfemployed are male.0% 12. 21 22 The Annual Population Survey is a sample survey and subject to sample error.500 self-employed residents of working age22. (ONS).2% and 15. ONS Christchurch 17.7% 6. Christchurch overlaps this.6% 12.400 18. Annual Population Survey.2% of those of working age being self-employed. 23 Although the APS gives a range within which the true value may fall giving a DCC Dorset a published figure of 15.5% 13.5% but a range of between 11.9% Self-employment The Census of Population 2001 indicated that Christchurch had 2. About 17 per cent of Christchurch’s employed residents work as Corporate Managers (within the Managers and senior officials broad group) – above the DCC Dorset average of 15 per cent. professional or associate professional/technical occupations: little different to DCC Dorset as a whole (44 per cent) when the range suggested by a sample survey is taken into account.1%.2% 8. 21 . Taking its range into account.3% 6.2% 11. Annual Population Survey21 data for January-December 2008 indicates that 45 per cent of employed residents work in managerial.4% 6.8% 11. Broad occupational groups: All people in employment as/in: Managers and senior officials Professional occupations Associate professional and technical occupations Administrative and secretarial occupations Skilled trades occupations Personal service occupations Sales and customer service occupations Process. which appears to be above the average for Dorset23.

000 21.000 51.000 31.000 179.000 87.000 31.000 47.000 37.000 31.000 87.000 19.000 2007 30.000 31.000 184. hotels & restaurants in DCC Dorset. This showed no change over the year with annual average growth over the period 2002 to 2007 of zero compared with 0. falling within the range of 9.000 25.000 69.339.000 21.000 30.000 36.5% 0.000 355. and • HM Forces (from MoD).000 186.000 34.000 21.616.000 34.571.000 2004 30. • Self-employed jobs (from the Local Area Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey).000 2.900 employees in employment).000 20.000 54.000 54.000 88.000 2003 29.000 19.000 29. all data for Christchurch is suppressed as it is not statistically reliable. education & health sector.000 2.000 340.000 350. Christchurch had total employment of 21.000 20.000 31.9% 3.000 22.600 -16.000 172.000 2.000 80.000.000 178.000 37. Just under two-thirds of those people with more than one job in DCC Dorset are females (64 per cent).000 334.6% 0.000 21.000 21.8% 0.Total employment This is a workplace based measure of jobs which comprises: • Employees (from the Annual Business Inquiry).0% 0. 2002 Great Britain South West Dorset sub-region Bournemouth DCC Dorset Poole Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck West Dorset Weymouth and Portland 29.9% Source: ONS Crown Copyright Reserve Second jobs DCC Dorset is estimated to have around 12.000 (compared with 18.0% 3.000 2006 30.477.2% 0.000 178.042.000 21. In 2007.643.685.000 73.667.9% 1.654. 24 Annual Population Survey January-December 2008. This is higher than in the Bournemouth and Poole combined area.539. Unfortunately.1% -0.000 21.000 2.000 % change per annum 2002-2007 0.800 people with second jobs24. almost a third are found in the Public administration.000 93.000 23.000 22. Almost a quarter works in the Other services sector and about a fifth works in Distribution.000 2. • People in government-supported training (from DfES and DWP).000 89. ONS 22 .000 20.000 89.000 2005 30.000 2.9 per cent per annum in DCC Dorset as a whole.000 78.597.000 50.000 47. The number of jobs therefore comprises those in an area done by residents of any age plus those done by commuters into the area (of any age).0% 1.000 334.000 80.747. In terms of what industries these people work in.000 75.000 351.000 22.000 21.0% 1.

7 per cent per annum growth projected for the DCC Dorset area. growth is expected to follow much the same pattern and continue to be service sector led. there will still be demands to replace those workers who leave their positions for reasons such as ill-health or retirement – the replacement demand. 23 . This is much in line with the 0. Transport & communications and Education & health.0 1. Gas & Water 3 Food. 8 Transport Equipment 5 Chemicals & Minerals 14 Transport & Comms. 10 Electricity. Over the next two decades (2006-2026).Employment growth Over the decade from 2006 to 2016. & Defence. bearing in mind the older age profile of its working age population relative to the national average.0 0. Textiles & Wood 6 Metals & Engineering 9 Manufacturing nes 19 Miscellaneous Services 4 Printing & Publishing 15 Banking & Insurance 18 Education & Health 7 Electronics 13 Hotels & Catering 11 Construction 16 Other Business Serv. especially by Distribution.5 0. The scale of net employment demand. Christchurch is projected to see growth of around 0. may well be in the region of six times expansion demand alone. ch 2016-2026 ch 2006-2016 2. Note: projections at this low geographical level should be treated with EXTREME CAUTION. However there will be recovery and providers of those facilities required for economic and employment growth can at least take account of the sectors and occupations expected to see increases. The impact of the current recession is likely to dampen these projections over the mid part of the decade. Employment in Manufacturing and in Agriculture is expected to continue to decline in line with national and regional trends. Cambridge Econometrics (SWRA Scenario 1).6 per cent per annum in the number of employed and self-employed jobs (about 1.0 -0. even if the numbers are not ultimately the same.5 Employment growth estimates: Christchurch Thousands 1.200 jobs)25. This is particularly significant for Christchurch.0 2 Mining & Quarrying 1 Agriculture etc 17 Public Admin. 12 Distribution Source: Local Economy Forecasting Model/SWRDA Whilst the current economic recession may slow the predicted creation of new jobs. the greatest requirement is expected in: • • • • • Caring Personal Service Occupations Corporate Managers Sales Occupations Teaching/Research Professionals Business/Public Service Associate Professionals 25 Local Economy Forecasting Model 2005. Looking at this by occupation across the Dorset sub-region. (expansion demand plus replacement demand). largely due to retirement of the relatively elderly workforce of the area.5 -1.

3 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2008.6 £ 479.4 Residence based £ 478.3 406. even though some occupations may expected to have negative expansion demand.6 Great Britain £ 479.5 462.8 401.7 Bournemouth Poole DCC Dorset Dorset sub-region Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck West Dorset Weymouth & Portland £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ 478.2 442. Residence based data suggests gross weekly earnings for full time employees on adult rates in Christchurch were below the local. national and regional averages.1 England & Wales £ 480.7 457.8 446. This is markedly higher than the DCC Dorset and national averages (five per cent and seven per cent respectively). Just over one-fifth of employees are employed by firms in the low pay category: just 26 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2008. ONS In 2008 on a workplace basis.1 417. median gross weekly earnings for full time employees on adult rates in Christchurch appear to fall below the national and regional but above the DCC Dorset average.0 England £ 483.0 £ 450.7 463. ONS 24 . 14 per cent of employees in employment in Christchurch (workplace based) fall into the groups of industries that have high pay.1 South West £ 445.4 477.2 £ 580.8 448. Residence based earnings look at the pay of people living in the area who may work in the same area or may commute elsewhere. Workplace based earnings show the pay levels available in a particular area.6 397.8 London £ 612. (eg clerical occupations and skilled metal/electrical trades).8 £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ 434. Median gross weekly pay for full time employees Workplace based UK £ 478. The DCC Dorset area as a whole definitely falls below the national average.1 370. it is also worth noting that.7 340. The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings is a sample survey and subject to sample error.1 496.8 £ 523.9 438.3 £ 481.4 South East £ 499. the need to replace retiring workers means that there will be a continuing training demand to fill vacancies with appropriately skilled personnel.1 368. Earnings and affordability Earnings data are available on a workplace basis or a residence basis26.2 459.7 480.1 £ 464.For the purposes of skills provision and training.

635 191.096 212.11 4. 2008. both ONS: low pay defined as those industries nationally with median earnings20% or more below the all industry median and high pay being those with earnings 20% or more above. Note: not everyone in the sector will receive that high or low pay.321 244. affordability continues to be an issue in Dorset. but the effects of the downturn have become evident.below the DCC Dorset average (24 per cent) but above the national average of 19 per cent27.89 5.70 6.89). These look at average house price to income ratios for house purchase. and the South East (4. 28 Note: these are mean house prices for an area and are not comparable with the House Price Index 29 Electronic copy available at http://www.59 6. where possible.792 249.261 200. Local Authority House price to household income 4.38). 25 . the South West (5.34 6.588 The latest Hometrack report.61 6. the average house price to household earnings ratio was 4. by Steve Wilcox (Summer 2008)29. 27 Sources: Annual Business Inquiry 2007. with a ‘household representative person’ aged 20-39 years.50 Great Britain London South East South West Christchurch Weymouth & Portland East Dorset Poole Bournemouth North Dorset West Dorset Purbeck In Great Britain as a whole. Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. average house prices have until recently risen at a much faster rate than earnings.712 350.819 281. includes local affordability analyses.hometrack.co.70. This ratio was highest in London (6.291 238.11).140 239. and the proportions of younger working households unable to buy at even the lower end of the housing market30.082 356.255 202.88 6. “Can’t Supply.217 158.48 6.: Can’t Buy:– the affordability of private housing in Great Britain”.uk/commentary-and-analysis/publications. The costs of buying and renting are also compared. Average house prices28: April-June Christchurch 2009 2008 2007 Source: HM Land Registry SemiDetached Av Price £ Detached Av Price £ Terraced Av Price £ Flat/Maisonette Av Price £ Overall Av Price £ 304.48 6.aspx 30 This analysis focuses on second-hand two and three bedroom properties and the household incomes of younger households (most likely to be first time entrants to the home owner sector).944 231.13 5.285 269.38 7. Nevertheless. Across the country.

Health Visitor 32 Annual Population Survey. The percentage of the working age population without qualifications is below the national average Highest qualifications 2001. higher than the national and regional figures. NVQ level 3. Higher degree. 5+ CSEs (grade 1's). Qualified Medical Doctor. Advanced GNVQ Level 4/5 First degree. 4+ AS levels. working age population 7% 7% 8% 8% 8% 7% 8% 7% 9% 21% 20% 19% 18% 20% 18% 18% 22% 16% 8% 9% 10% 8% 8% 9% 9% 8% 8% 24% 23% 21% 23% 24% 25% 25% 25% 23% 19% 20% 21% 21% 21% 21% 22% 22% 20% 23% 20% 20% 20% 18% 20% 21% 20% 22% England & Wales South West DCC Dorset Christchurch Level 1 East Dorset North Dorset Level 4/5 Purbeck West Dorset No Qualifications Level 2 Level 3 Other/unknow n Weymouth and Portland Source: Census of Population 2001. 5+ GCSEs (grades A-C). ONS 26 . NVQ levels 4 and 5. Midwife. 1+ 'A' levels/'AS' levels.48. Qualified Nurse.Christchurch has a house price to household earnings ratio of 7. Foundation GNVQ Level 2 ** 5+ 'O' level passes. NVQ level 2. HNC. NVQ level 1. With ratios in all parts of the Dorset sub-region at or above 5. affordability remains a serious problem. 1+ CSE/GCSE any grades. ONS Data from the Annual Population Survey32 suggest that the percentage of the working age population without qualifications is below the national average and much in line with DCC Dorset. Intermediate GNVQ Level 3 *** 2+ 'A' levels. January-December 2008. 31 Notes: Level 1* 1+ 'O' level passes. Qualified Dentist. School Certificate. HND. Qualified Teacher Status. Skills and qualifications The Census of Population 2001 showed that the qualifications profile of the working age population in Christchurch was much in line with the county average31. The percentage qualified to NVQ level four or above is about average for the county.5. but the percentage qualified to level three is below average. Higher School Certificate.

% w ith NVQ2 only . Christchurch again exceeds the national average.2 55. % of pupils at end of KS4 achieving 5+ GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths. as shown in the chart below.4 England 47. ONS Weymouth and Portland North Dorset South West Christchurch West Dorset East Dorset 27 . those of working age 2008 29 % of those of working age 30 29 16 17 13 16 17 17 14 15 14 12 9 7 4 6 8 12 9 8 % w ith NVQ4+ w orking age % w ith NVQ3 only .2 % of all 52.7 52.8 42.% w ith NVQ1 only w orking age w orking age w orking age Great Britain DCC Dorset % w ith other qualifications w orking age % w ith Trade Apprenticeships w orking age % w ith no qualifications w orking age Christchurch Source: Annual Population Survey.6 per cent.Qualifications.1 57. 68. ONS Looking at the latest available GCSE qualifications data for 15 year old pupils residing in Christchurch.4 47. January-December 2008.6 Purbeck Poole Bournemouth Source: Neighbourhood Statistics.2 55. Where Maths and English are included among the five grades at A*-C.5 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades. Sept07-Aug08 62.5 49. These results are above the national average of 65.

5% 5.6%.0% 6.2% 4.8% England 8.4% 5.8% in August 2009.8% Purbeck Weymouth and Portland Poole North Dorset Christchurch DCC Dorset Source: Connexions across Bournemouth.6% 9. employment or training. below the national average of 8.6% 5.0% and the South West average of 6.1% 8. August 2009 8. employment and training (NEET) Figures for DCC Dorset show that the percentage of young people not in education. Dorset and Poole Bournemouth West Dorset East Dorset South West 28 .1% 6. Over the last year.2% 5. the youth labour market has reduced by more than 350 jobs which has resulted in a rise in the number NEET. employment and training was 5.Young people not in education. At district level there is much variation and the figures suggest that Christchurch has above the county average level of young people who are NEET with males marginally more likely than females to be NEET. Young people 16-18 years not in education.

and Town Centre usually have unemployment rates at or above the county average. However.0 per cent). claimant unemployment in Christchurch has risen in recent months.5 0.5 2. East Dorset has an older claimant age profile.5 % of working age population 3. Claimant unemployment rate as percentage of working age population 4.2 per cent of the resident working age population with 276 unemployed claimants. Portfield. This was an increase of 150 per cent over the year from August 2008. In the first half of 2009.0 3. By August 2009. and the annual average rate for 2008 rose to 1. Grange. marginally higher than in 2007 (1.2 per cent. Over the last ten years.7 per cent with 622 people registered for JobSeeker’s Allowance33. the rate for Christchurch was 1. 33 ONS. claimant unemployment in Christchurch had reached 2. in line with its population profile.4 per cent average for Great Britain as a whole. the average Christchurch claimant unemployment rate has been above the DCC Dorset average but lower than the regional and national positions. claimant count data 29 .0 0.0 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Great Britain South West DCC Dorset Christchurch Source: Claimant count data.0 per cent in DCC Dorset but is much lower than the 2. ONS Characteristics of the unemployed Christchurch has an older age profile among claimants than the average for Great Britain. On average over 2008. This compares with 1.0 1. Data for wards is available from 2005 and indicates that within Christchurch.Unemployment In line with the national trend.5 1. Purewell and Stanpit. 21 per cent of claimants in the borough were aged 50 years or more – much the same as DCC Dorset but above the 16 per cent nationally. although this was from the very low base of just 249 claimants at that time.0 2.

2 25.0 21.6 31.3 2.7 34. below the national average (54 per cent) but much in line with DCC Dorset with half of claimants of this age.5 36.4 Per cent of all claimants 26.0 22. 30 .4 26.8 per cent over the first half of 2009. whilst there was the same number of LTU claimants (15).5 6. much in line with the DCC Dorset average. 2.2 13. ONS Over the first half of 2009.7 per cent of the claimants (about 15 in number) in Christchurch were long term unemployed – out of work for twelve months or more – much the same as the 2.1 14.4 1. As the number of total claimants – the denominator – has increased considerably over the year. The rate of male unemployment was 3.0 4.4 27.7 Great Britain <4 w eeks South West 4 w eeks up to 13 w eeks 3-6 months DCC Dorset 6-12 months 12-24mths Christchurch >24mths Source: Claimant count data.5 20.49 per cent of claimants were aged 18-34 years.5 16.0 per cent national average.0 0. this was 6. Duration of unemployment: average over first half of 2009 1.5 per cent average for DCC Dorset (115 people) and considerably below the 8.2 2.5 18.8% of all claimants.9 per cent). above the DCC Dorset average (2.3 0. the proportion of long term unemployed has dropped: in the second half of 2007. Age of claimants: average over first half of 2009 30 30 30 28 Per cent of all claimants 30 30 30 29 24 23 20 22 17 16 20 21 18-24 yrs Great Britain 25-34 yrs South West 35-49 yrs DCC Dorset 50+ Christchurch Source: Claimant count data.6 13. ONS 74 per cent of unemployed claimants in Christchurch were male.0 34.

1 and just below DCC Dorset’s 5. Vacancies and skill needs In August 2009. The off-flow of claimants was fairly stable in the second half of 2008 and grew over the first few months of 2009. October 2009 data showed that 64 per cent in the district found a job. This indicates a ratio of 4. A growing number of claimants joined the count from summer 2008 until the end of the year with a peak in February 2009.gov.uk/jcp/news/ssc090506140300.jobcentreplus. ONS Of those claimants with a known destination. 34 Summarised on their website at http://www. Vacancies in Jobcentres often tend towards the intermediate and lower skills range whilst organizations with higher skill vacancies use other recruitment channels. just over half were in three occupational bands: Caring personal service occupations (24%).html 31 .1 unemployed claimants for every Jobcentre vacancy – below the national average of 7. in Christchurch. However.Flows data for Christchurch shows considerable movement on and off the claimant count.xml. Looking at live unfilled vacancies over the first half of 2009. and Sales occupations (14%). Claimant flows: Christchurch 250 200 150 Number of claimants 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Oct-07 Oct-08 Feb-08 Feb-09 Nov-07 Dec-07 Nov-08 Dec-08 May-07 May-08 May-09 Mar-08 Sep-07 Sep-08 Mar-09 Aug-07 Aug-08 Aug-09 Sep-09 Apr-08 Apr-09 Oct-09 Jul-07 Jul-08 Jun-07 Jan-08 Jun-08 Jan-09 Jun-09 Jul-09 on flow off flow Source: Claimant count data. Christchurch had 150 live unfilled vacancies with Jobcentre Plus. it should be noted that not all vacancies are placed through Jobcentres and a report from Jobcentre Plus34 suggests that Jobcentre vacancies represent only 39% of total vacancies in the local economy.7 claimants per Jobcentre vacancy. much in line with the DCC Dorset average (66 per cent). Elementary administration & service occupations (14%).

plant & storage occupations – consistently in each month. Science & technology professionals (in one month). Plant and Machine Operatives 82 : Transport and Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives 91 : Elementary Trades. there were at least 50 more people seeking work than there were vacancies in the following occupations: .Administrative occupations – consistently in each month.120 One problem may be in matching the skills and requirements of claimants to the vacancies available. Over the same time period (but more erratically). Printing and Other Skilled Trades 61 : Caring Personal Service Occupations 62 : Leisure and Other Personal Service Occupations 71 : Sales Occupations 72 : Customer Service Occupations 81 : Process.Sales occupations – six of the eight months. Plant and Storage Related Occupations 92 : Elementary Administration and Service Occupations Average live unfilled vacancies per month over first half 2009: Source: ONS Crown Copyright Reserved Christchurch 3% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 3% 10% 0% 0% 5% 3% 1% 0% 3% 1% 3% 24% 1% 14% 3% 5% 3% 2% 14% 145 DCC Dorset 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 11% 0% 0% 8% 5% 1% 1% 3% 1% 5% 20% 1% 12% 1% 4% 2% 3% 17% 1. . Looking over the first eight months of 2009 at the occupations sought by claimants together with notified vacancies.Percentage of live unfilled vacancies in first half of 2009 11 : Corporate Managers 12 : Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Services 21 : Science and Technology Professionals 22 : Health Professionals 23 : Teaching and Research Professionals 24 : Business and Public Service Professionals 31 : Science and Technology Associate Professionals 32 : Health and Social Welfare Associate Professionals 33 : Protective Service Occupations 34 : Culture. .Elementary trades. the number of vacancies exceeded claimants by at least ten in some months in Health & social welfare associate professionals (in two months out of eight). Caring personal service occupations (in two months). Media and Sports Occupations 35 : Business and Public Service Associate Professionals 41 : Administrative Occupations 42 : Secretarial and Related Occupations 51 : Skilled Agricultural Trades 52 : Skilled Metal and Electronic Trades 53 : Skilled Construction and Building Trades 54 : Textiles. Process. plant and 32 .

Plant and Machine Operatives 82 : Transport and Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives 91 : Elementary Trades.machine operatives (in one month). Plant and Storage Related Occupations 92 : Elementary Administration and Service Occupations Unfilled vacancies Sought occupation 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Number of vacancies/claimants seeking occupation 33 . August 2009 11 : Corporate Managers 12 : Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Services 21 : Science and Technology Professionals 22 : Health Professionals 23 : Teaching and Research Professionals 24 : Business and Public Service Professionals 31 : Science and Technology Associate Professionals 32 : Health and Social Welfare Associate Professionals 33 : Protective Service Occupations 34 : Culture. Mismatches between live unfilled vacancies and sought occupations: Christchurch. Media and Sports Occupations 35 : Business and Public Service Associate Professionals 41 : Administrative Occupations 42 : Secretarial and Related Occupations 51 : Skilled Agricultural Trades 52 : Skilled Metal and Electronic Trades 53 : Skilled Construction and Building Trades 54 : Textiles. Printing and Other Skilled Trades 61 : Caring Personal Service Occupations 62 : Leisure and Other Personal Service Occupations 71 : Sales Occupations 72 : Customer Service Occupations 81 : Process. and Customer service occupations (in one month).

Although seven different forms of deprivation are measured. In rural areas. DCC Dorset ranked fourth least deprived of the fifteen counties/UAs in the South West region.99 21.Deprivation The Indices of Deprivation were updated in December 2007. There are 247 SOAs in DCC Dorset and 32. where 1 is most deprived and 354 is the least deprived 35 34 .51 14.02 8. many SOAs are the same areas as existing wards.90 15.76 26. Out of 149 counties/unitary authorities in England.000-3. where 1 is most deprived and 149 is the least deprived 36 Population weighted average of the combined scores for the SOAs in a district 37 Rank of population weighted average of the combined scores for the SOAs in a district.47 10. Bournemouth.482 nationally.39 9. County/Unitary Authority in South West Bristol.11 23. City of Torbay Plymouth Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Bournemouth Devon Swindon Somerset North Somerset Poole Gloucestershire Dorset Bath and North East Somerset Wiltshire South Gloucestershire Average IMD Score 27.19 14.19 11. Christchurch ranks 220 out of 354 falling in the least deprived half.01 14.44 16. DCC Dorset is ranked as the 25th least deprived.42 26.68 14.98 22.99 17.68 13. Rank of population weighted average of the combined scores for the SOAs in a county.58 Rank of Average Score35 49 55 58 69 76 102 105 112 117 118 121 125 136 140 141 At a district/borough level. The following section looks at the concentration of deprivation.94 15.49 13.93 15. is within the top third of the most deprived district/boroughs in England. this section refers to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is a single composite of these measures. District/Borough Bournemouth Weymouth and Portland Poole West Dorset Christchurch Purbeck North Dorset East Dorset Average IMD Score36 22. although ranking 108 out of 354. for example.93 14.22 Rank of Average Score37 108 127 216 210 220 241 247 325 The Index of Deprivation 2007 is provided at lower super output area level (SOA) which is an area containing a population of 1.000.

Three of these. fall in the ten per cent most deprived in DCC Dorset.482) 4787 6111 10660 13215 14285 IMD Dorset Rank (out of 247) 6 9 17 32 43 Least deprived SOAs: 59 of the 247 DCC Dorset SOAs fall in the top 20 per cent of LEAST deprived areas nationally and. Four SOAs in Christchurch (Hoburne South & Runway. Looking at the ranking within DCC Dorset. Hintonwood. and River Way) fall within the 20 per cent of least deprived areas nationally and the latter three of these fall in the 20 per cent least deprived areas in DCC Dorset. five of the 30 SOAs in Christchurch fall in the top twenty per cent of most deprived SOAs in the county. CLG IMD National Rank (out of 32. Somerford East. as shown in the table below. Most Deprived Super Output Area Somerford East Somerford West Somerford South Christchurch Harbour Purewell Source: Indices of Deprivation 2007. Somerford West and Somerford South. Two. both in Weymouth and Portland. Deprivation in Dorset 2007 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Purbeck Weymouth and Portland North Dorset Christchurch West Dorset East Dorset 10% least deprived 11-20% least deprived mid 60% 11-20% most deprived 10% most deprived % of SOAs 35 . of these. two of which are in Christchurch. 28 fall in the top ten per cent.Most deprived SOAs: Ten of the 247 SOAs in DCC Dorset fall in the top 20 per cent of most deprived areas nationally. fall in the top ten per cent of most deprived areas nationally. Friars Cliff.

where GVA per resident head is indexed to England = 100.000 working age population Business survival 5 years % of enterprises 10 or more years old % of knowledge intensive firms Population and labour market: % of working age economically active % of working age in employment % of population of working age % of employment in manufacturing % of employment in knowledge intensive sector % of employment in low pay sectors % of residents working in managerial. Dorset subregion 82 89 102 76 89 111 109 101 90 103 104 92 102 85 120 99 124 93 93 South West Business and economy: England=100 UK=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 England & Wales=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 DCC Dorset 71 88 103 57 77 103 113 109 87 103 105 88 114 69 122 102 143 87 92 114 Christchurch GVA per resident head GVA per filled job % of micro firms (1-10 employees) % of large firms (200+ employees) Business birth rate Business births per 10. DCC Dorset measures 71 indicating that GVA per resident head is lower here.Appendix 1 Key differences: indexed to national level = 100 For example. DCC Dorset is also lower than the South West as a whole which measures 90. professional or associate professional/technical occupations % of working age employees self-employed Workplace based earnings Residence based earnings Average house prices House price to earnings ratio % of residents with no qualifications % of residents qualified to level 3 % of residents qualified to level 4+ % of 15 year olds gaining 5+ GCSEs including English and Maths % of young people NEET Claimant unemployment rate % of claimants aged 50+ % of claimants long term unemployed Claimants per live unfilled vacancy % of soas in 20% most deprived nationally % of soas in 20% least deprived nationally 90 91 101 85 87 95 106 109 91 104 106 96 107 88 112 99 122 93 94 101 114 73 113 98 103 83 77 112 64 66 47 102 85 96 100 75 80 109 120 98 89 98 96 81 125 105 108 104 168 95 77 117 159 68 79 98 115 108 67 135 34 59 33 67 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 England & Wales=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 England=100 England=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 GB=100 England=100 England=100 71 111 98 69 106 103 81 67 121 38 77 35 101 73 54 131 31 81 20 119 36 .

where % of micro firms is indexed to DCC Dorset = 100. Christchurch Business and economy: GVA per resident head GVA per filled job % of micro firms (1-10 employees) % of large firms (200+ employees) Business birth rate Business births per 10.000 working age population Business survival 5 years % of enterprises 10 or more years old % of knowledge intensive firms Population and labour market: % of working age economically active % of working age in employment % of population of working age % of employment in manufacturing % of employment in knowledge intensive sector % of employment in low pay sectors % of residents working in managerial. professional or associate professional/technical occupations % of working age employees selfemployed Workplace based earnings Residence based earnings Average house prices % of residents with no qualifications % of residents qualified to level 3 % of residents qualified to level 4+ % of young people NEET Claimant unemployment rate % of claimants aged 50+ % of claimants long term unemployed Claimants per live unfilled vacancy % of soas in 20% most deprived nationally % of soas in 20% least deprived nationally East Dorset 100 103 102 74 97 118 103 94 113 100 99 96 126 104 77 North Dorset 89 95 102 117 96 92 94 108 107 104 106 103 110 80 105 Purbeck 118 98 99 81 101 95 99 102 97 108 106 104 129 118 97 West Dorset 105 98 99 104 101 112 101 111 96 100 100 97 92 85 101 Weymouth & Portland 79 98 99 109 111 71 95 74 73 95 95 108 29 85 144 119 109 97 132 103 106 107 90 102 95 92 92 109 152 89 102 117 109 83 103 98 75 95 148 124 103 108 73 165 56 115 98 97 109 117 101 93 105 78 90 124 120 130 0 257 100 126 89 90 96 108 88 127 90 76 106 36 89 0 72 88 87 110 99 96 56 118 78 90 95 94 92 92 0 43 100 108 111 112 101 88 120 110 93 76 100 68 72 0 37 89 62 81 91 80 138 96 72 157 148 81 140 166 507 64 37 . Christchurch measures 97 indicating representation of micro firms is marginally under the county average here.Appendix 2 Key differences: indexed to DCC Dorset level = 100 For example.

ONS Business demography. ONS APS Jan-Dec 2008. 2007. Sept07-Aug08 Connexions.Appendix 3 Data sources for key differences tables: GVA per resident head GVA per filled job % of micro firms (1-10 employees) % of large firms (200+ employees) Business birth rate Business births per 10. ONS/Jobcentre Plus Indices of Deprivation 2007. Q2 2009 Joseph Rowntree. ONS DCC estimate based on Business demography. professional or associate professional/technical occupations % of working age employees self-employed Workplace based earnings Residence based earnings Average house prices House price to earnings ratio % of residents with no qualifications % of residents qualified to level 3 % of residents qualified to level 4+ % of 15 year olds gaining 5+ GCSEs including English and Maths % of young people NEET Claimant unemployment rate % of claimants aged 50+ % of claimants long term unemployed Claimants per live unfilled vacancy % of soas in 20% most deprived nationally % of soas in 20% least deprived nationally GVA 2006. ONS APS Jan-Dec 2008. August 2009 Claimant data. 2007. ONS Mid year estimates 2008 ABI 2007 ABI 2007 ABI 2007 APS Jan-Dec 2008. H1 2009 Claimant data. ONS (IDBR) ABI 2007 APS Jan-Dec 2008. ONS ASHE 2008. ONS HM Land Registry. ONS APS Jan-Dec 2008. ONS Neighbourhood statistics. ONS ABI 2007 ABI 2007 Business demography. CLG Anne Gray Research and Information Group.000 working age population Business survival 5 years % of enterprises 10 or more years old % of knowledge intensive firms % of working age economically active % of working age in employment % of population of working age % of employment in manufacturing % of employment in knowledge intensive sector % of employment in low pay sectors % of residents working in managerial. 2008. ONS UK Business 2009. ONS APS Jan-Dec 2008. 2007. H1 2009 Claimant data and vacancy data August 2009. House price to household income APS Jan-Dec 2008. ONS ASHE 2008. ONS DCC estimate based on GVA 2006. H1 2009 Claimant data. Dorset County Council (01305) 224575 Last updated October 2009 38 . CLG Indices of Deprivation 2007.

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