Published 23rd April 2018
Since 2012, Bexley has continually demonstrated a higher working age employment rate than that seen across London and Great Britain. In September 2017, 74.7%of Bexley’s working age population were in work. As would be expected from this, the borough’s unemployment rate is consistently lower than that of London and typically in-line or below the figure for Great Britain.
In 2016 there were 73,000 employee jobs in Bexley with the majority in the wholesale and retail trade sector, although the borough also has job strengths in construction and manufacturing (when compared to London as a whole). Those 73,000 employee jobs were encompassed by the 8,320 enterprises in Bexley that year, a figure that grew by 730 (9.6%) from the year before.
- In-line with its high employment and low unemployment rates, Bexley has a low rate of workless households – 11.8% in 2016 compared to 12.8% in London and 15.1% in Great Britain
- Of Bexley’s 73,000 employee jobs over a third are part-time, providing employment opportunities for those unable to undertake full-time work
- A borough with a negative gender pay gap – Bexley is just one of two London boroughs where female full-time employees typically earn more per hour than their male counterparts (£15.00 against £14.16 respectively in 2017)
More information can be found via Bexley’s labour market profile on Nomis.