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Average gross weekly earnings, 2016 (workplace-based)

The 2016 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) provisional results show that workplace based full-time weekly employee earnings in Aberdeen City were 728, which is 17% higher than the Scottish average of 623.

Council Area
All employees
Full time
Part time

Aberdeen City

593.4

727.8

219.2

Aberdeenshire

469.7

624.0

184.9

Dundee City

477.8

581.5

236.3

City of Edinburgh

578.2

681.5

252.6

Glasgow City

544.8

655.6

213.4

Scotland

504.9

622.6

212.8

Source: Office for National Statistics, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

 

Economic activity rates of those aged 16-64, October 2015 to September 2016

Council Area
Males
Females
Total 

Aberdeen City

80.0%

74.0%

77.0%

Aberdeenshire

90.9%

75.3%

83.1%

Dundee City

69.0%

69.7%

69.3%

City of Edinburgh

80.4%

69.6%

74.9%

Glasgow City

73.8%

66.3%

69.9%

Scotland

81.2%

72.4%

76.7%

Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey

 

Economic status of residents aged 16-64 in Aberdeen City, October 2015 to September 2016

Between October 2015 and September 2016, 72.4% of Aberdeen City residents aged 16-64 were employed, which is slightly lower than the Scottish average of 72.8%

AKF_Economic_Status

Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey
Due to rounding figures may not add up

 

Employment by major occupation in Aberdeen City, October 2015 to September 2016

Employment type
Males
Females
Total

Professional

30.5%

22.5%

26.6%

Associate professional & technical

11.7%

13.6%

12.6%

Elementary

9.4%

11.3%

10.3%

Administrative & secretarial

5.3%

15.2%

10.1%

Caring, leisure & other

3.5%

16.9%

9.9%

Skilled trades

15.8%

2.1%

9.2%

Sales & customer service

3.7%

11.2%

7.3%

Managers, directors & senior officials

8.0%

6.3%

7.2%

Process, plant & machine operatives

10.7%

 *

5.6%

Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey
*Estimate and confidence interval not available since the group sample size is zero or disclosive (0-2)

 

Model based estimates of unemployment in Aberdeen City financial year 2011/12 to 2015/16

The UK Labour Force Survey is the key source of national information on the labour market; however it is not able to deliver direct estimates of unemployment with adequate precision for every local authority because the sample size in many areas is insufficient. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has explored the use of model-based estimates to improve the estimates of unemployment. The model-based unemployment rate of Aberdeen City is shown in the graph. Between the period of 2011/12 and 2015/16, the unemployment rate in Aberdeen City has fluctuated by 0.9% with a high of 5.8% in 2011/12 and a low of 4.9% in 2015/16.

AKF_Unemployment_Status

Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey


Business demography: enterprise births and deaths 2015

Council Area
No. of births
of new enterprises 2014 
No. of births
of new enterprises 2015 
No. of deaths
of enterprises 2014 
 No. of deaths
of enterprises 2015

Aberdeen City

1,315

1,090 

880

1,055 

Aberdeenshire

1,220

1,140 

895

950 

Dundee City

500

480 

380

400 

City of Edinburgh

2,765

3,055 

1,850

2,070 

Glasgow City

2,880

3,185

2,335

2,335

Scotland

21,235

 21,725

15,630

16,315 

Source: Office for National Statistics, Business Demography 2015


 

Unemployed claimants by electoral ward in Aberdeen City, December 2016

Ward Name
Number
(%) Rate of residents
aged 16-64

Airyhall / Broomhill / Garthdee

165

1.5

Bridge of Don

155

1.2

Dyce / Bucksburn / Danestone

210

1.7

George St / Harbour

405

2.6

Hazlehead / Ashley / Queens Cross

130

1.0

Hilton / Stockethill

340

3.1

Kincorth / Loirston

240

2.2

Kingswells / Sheddocksley

230

2.5

Lower Deeside

90

0.9

Midstocket / Rosemount

200

1.8

Northfield

375

3.2

Tillydrone / Seaton / Old Aberdeen

395

2.8

Torry / Ferryhill

505

3.0

Aberdeen City

3,440

2.2

Source: Nomis, Claimant Count
NB: 1) Rates for electoral wards are calculated using the mid-2015 resident population aged 16-64
2) The claimant count includes out of work Universal Credit and JSA claimants
3
) All data is rounded to the nearest 5 and may not precisely add to the sum

 

Migrant workers in Aberdeen City, country of origin 2015/16

Aberdeen City accounted for 10.6% of all National Insurance registrations of migrant workers in Scotland during 2015/16. The main country of origin of overseas migrants in 2015/16 was Poland, which accounted for 22% of all National Insurance Number (NINo) registrations to overseas migrants in Aberdeen City.

Country
Number of
national insurance
registrations
% of all
national insurance
registrations
(Aberdeen City)

Poland

1,076

22.0%

Romania

509

10.4%

Nigeria

323

6.6%

Italy

195

4.0%

India

185

3.8%

Ireland

184

3.8%

Bulgaria

179

3.7%

Spain

170

3.5%

Lithuania

168

3.4%

Hungary

166

3.4%

France

148

3.0%

Portugal

132

2.7%

Other Countries (<100)

1,445

29.6%

All Countries

4,880

100%

Source: Department of Work and Pensions, NINo Registrations


 

Registered enterprises in Aberdeen City by employee size band & sector 2016

Sectors
0-49 employees
50- 249 employees
250+ employees
Total

Professional, scientific & technical activities

3,695

85

65

3,845

Wholesale & retail trade; Repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

850

100

235

1,185

Administrative & support service activities

755

55

85

895

Construction

600

25

20

645

Accommodation & food service activities

455

35

50

540

Manufacturing

375

65

45

485

Information & communication

425

10

20

455

Human health & social work activities

280

30

45

355

Real estate activities

295

10

10

315

Transportation & storage

215

35

55

305

Financial & Insurance activities

80

5

35

120

Education

100

10

10

120

Arts, entertainment & recreation

95

10

15

120

Mining & quarrying

65

15

35

115

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

 95

 0

 0

 95

Water supply; Sewerage, waste management & remediation activities

 10

 5

 5

 20

Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply

 10

 0

 5

 10

Other service activities

380

10

15

405

Total Number of Businesses

8,780

505

750

10,035

Source: Scottish Government, Business in Scotland


 

Aberdeen City based companies in Scottish Top 100

Rank in 2017
 Company
Turnover m
 Profit m

7

Aberdeen Asset Management

1,170.00

353.70

9

FirstGroup

5,218.10

113.5

12

John Wood Group

3,378.05

93.63

15

Technip UK

1,321.54

86.46

21

Aker Solutions

735.83

46.09

22

National Oilwell Varco UK

396.42

237.26

23

Chevron North Sea

636.10

57.40

43

Drill-Quip (Europe)

191.90

57.65

44

Halliburton Manufacturing & Services

621.03

12.98

50

Craig Group

185.17

18.36

51

John Clark (Holdings)

667.20

9.11

55

Balmoral Group Holdings

134.45

41.00

59

Archer (UK)

150.11

17.54

60

M-I Drilling Fluids UK

180.50

13.89

63

Bilfinger Salamis UK

181.55

13.11

68

Sodexo Remote Sites Scotland

137.13

14.86

83

Hydrasun

110.41

14.51

94

Dingbro

136.35

8.14

95

CHC Scotia

171.71

6.70

100

CAN (Holdings)

82.24

16.12

Source: Business Insider UK, January 2017