Fenland
District Figures

Fenland is home to one of the UK’s greatest natural assets with a rich wetland ecosystem, provides unique employment opportunities. 50% of UK Grade 1 agricultural land is found in the Fens. Naturally, there are high proportions of employment in Skilled trade occupations, and higher than average employment in agriculture. Fenland is also home to the market towns of Whittlesey, Chatteris, March and Wisbech. Fenland is situated in the north of the Combined Authority area, to the East of Peterborough, bordering East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.

The population of Fenland

Population

Number of people of working age

Source: ONS 2019 Mid year population estimates

Number of people who are economically active

Males

Females

In Total

Source: Annual population survey : Oct 2019-Sep 2020

Number of people in employment

People in employment

Percentage in employment

Total number of people

Source: Annual population survey : Oct 2019-Sep 2020

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

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 survey of hours and earnings - resident analysis

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