Cambridge
District Figures

Cambridge is home to innovative and industry leading businesses, particularly in Biotech and Lifesciences. Additionally, it has key specialisms in IT & Digital, High Tech Manufacturing and Education, Arts, Charity and Social Care. It is also home to the University of Cambridge, one of the best and oldest academic institutions in the world, and to Anglia Ruskin University, an innovative global university and one of the Guardian’s top 20 UK universities for ‘Value added’. Levels of skill and wages are high in the Cambridge economy.

The population of Cambridge

Population

Number of people of working age

Source: ONS 2020 Mid year population estimates

Number of people who are economically active

Males

Females

In Total

Source: Annual population survey : Apr 2020-March 2021

Number of people in employment

People in employment

Percentage in employment

Total number of people

Source: Annual population survey : Apr 2020-March 2021

Annual Gross Pay averages

2009

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2010

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2011

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2013

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2016

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2017

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2018

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2019

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2020

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Source: Annual survey of hours and earnings - resident analysis 2020

Number of people employed by occupation

Managers, Directors and Senior Officials

Professional Occupations

Associate Prof & Tech Occupations

Administrative and Secretarial Occupations

Skilled Trades Occupations

Caring, Leisure and Other Service Occupations

Sales and Customer Service Occupations

Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

Elementary occupations

Source: Annual population survey : Apr 2020-March 2021

Employment by enterprise size

Micro (0 to 9)

Small (10 to 49)

Medium-sized (50 to 249)

Large (250+)

In Total

Source: UK Business Counts 2020