Buckinghamshire has a thriving economy with a GDP of £17.4bn (ONS, 2020) and the 44th highest GDP per head out of 179 regional areas in the country. Buckinghamshire also has an extremely skilled and educated population and a very low claimant count: 2.8% adults in Buckinghamshire claim unemployment benefits, as a proportion of adult residents, which is significantly lower than rates for England as a whole (ONS, May 2022). The median wage for full-time and part-time workers stands at £35,273 and £11,978 respectively (ASHE, 2021) which is higher than average wages for the South East and England. The average rent stands at £1,162 per month (HMRC, 2021). Buckinghamshire has an older population compared to some other counties, with 19% of the population aged 65 and over (ONS, 2020). The working age population, defined as adults aged 16-64 stands at 60.2%
This chart shows how the occupational profile of Buckinghamshire’s workforce compares to the occupational profile of England as a whole.
Top job postings
These tables show the top job postings in Buckinghamshire, the South East, and England. There is also information on job posting intensity in each of these regions, which is the number of postings there were for each unique job.
Skills & Qualification Standards
The data reveals the percentage of adult residents aged 16-64 with different levels of skills and qualifications in Buckinghamshire, the South East, and England.
The graph shows the median annual earnings for full-time and part-time workers in Buckinghamshire, the South East, and England.
Unemployment Claimant Count
Claimant Count is the proportion of adult residents aged 16-64 claiming either Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit for reasons of unemployment. The claimant count is a subset of unemployment meaning that unemployment rates are higher than the claimant count because some people will be unemployed but won’t be claiming benefits.