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In Wibsey, 69.2% of all people between the age of 16 and 74 are either working or seeking work (economically active). This is higher than the District average of 63.4%. The percentage of people who are economically active but unemployed is 5.3%. This is lower than the District average of 6.9%.

Of those who are economically inactive in this age range, nearly ½ are retired. The remainder are students (10.6%); people looking after families and home (15.7%); the permanently sick or disabled (16.2%); or people who are inactive for other unspecified reasons (8.7%). The proportion of people who are economically inactive due to permanent sickness or disability is lower than the District average of 16.7%.

 

 

Wibsey

Bradford District

Economically active (2) , of all people aged 16 –74

7197

69.2%

63.4%

Employed (including self- employed)’ of economically active

6609

91.8%

89.1%

Unemployed of economically active

378

5.3%

6.9%

Full time student working or looking for work of economically active

210

2.9%

4.0%

Economically inactive (3) of all people aged 16 –74

3210

30.8%

36.6%

Retired of economically inactive

1565

48.8%

35.0%

Student not working or looking for work of economically inactive

341

10.6%

15.1%

Looking after family/home of economically inactive

503

15.7%

20.9%

Permanently sick or disabled of economically inactive

520

16.2%

16.7%

Other of economically inactive

281

8.7%

12.2%

 

(1) In the 2001 Census percentages relate to all people aged 16 - 74 years. This is different from some other sources of information on employment.

(2) Economically active people are either working or looking for work.
(3) Economically inactive people are not working and not looking for work.

 

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