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Durham Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 20 October, 2017
Characteristic (2017 unless noted) Value

Source: Manifold Data Mining Inc.

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 566,357
In the labour force 393,835
Employed 369,646
Unemployed 24,189
Not in the labour force 172,522
Participation rate (%) 69.54
Employment rate (%) 65.27
Unemployment rate (%) 6.14

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 393,835
Industry - not applicable 11,695
All industries 382,140
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3,497
Mining and oil and gas extraction 550
Utilities 10,771
Construction 25,363
Manufacturing 35,166
Wholesale trade 19,148
Retail trade 44,428
Transportation and warehousing 17,011
Information and cultural industries 12,525
Finance and insurance 25,668
Real estate and rental and leasing 7,349
Professional, scientific and technical services 25,382
Management of companies and enterprises 297
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 18,052
Educational services 28,011
Health care and social assistance 39,835
Arts, entertainment and recreation 8,160
Accommodation and food services 20,405
Other services (except public administration) 15,370
Public administration 25,152

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 393,835
Occupation - Not applicable 11,695
All occupations 382,140
0 Management occupations 48,024
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 68,831
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 25,461
3 Health occupations 21,801
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 46,073
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10,568
6 Sales and service occupations 86,131
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 52,287
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 5,661
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 17,302

Employment Income (2017) for Persons 15 Years of Age and Over

Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income 220,562
Median employment income ($) 57,328
Average employment income ($) 72,000
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 119,369
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 64,603
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 80,723
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 101,193
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 50,928
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 61,408

Labour Force by Place of Work

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Notes: Commuting Flow - Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, for Census Subdivisions, Flows Greater than or Equal to 20. Source: 2011 National Household Survey.

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