Peterborough
District Figures

Peterborough is the fourth fastest growing city in the UK. The city’s industrial origins, first in brickmaking, and then manufacturing, have laid the foundations for a dynamic business environment. Peterborough has a long history in high-tech manufacturing, and large firms such as Caterpillar have engineering bases there. There is also strong employment in Property and Finance. University of Peterborough will be opening its doors to students in 2022, bringing more employment to the area and continually improving its skill supply.

The population of Peterborough

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