Employment Profile

Labour and Employment

  • low 2.5% unemployment rate (national rate 5.5%)
  • 63% of workers are full time, 37% part time
  • net gain of commuters travelling into the area

Earnings and House Prices

  • Low median workplace earnings (£375 gross weekly, full time)
  • Higher salary levels for residents (£600 gross weekly, full time). This reflects the level of commuting to surrounding cities
  • House prices higher than the England average. Affordable housing options (rent and shared ownership) available.

Sources: Derbyshire Observatory and the Office for National Statistics - Nomis