Data shows jobs in Devon are ‘most at risk’ throughout UK

Jobs in East Devon are in the top “twenty areas most at risk” in the UK, Exeter is in the twenty least at risk.

Has EDDC been putting quantity before quality in job creation? Remember the EDDC local plan is based on a “jobs-led policy on” growth scenario aimed at creating 950 job/year in order to justify the final 17,100 minimum housing target for the 18 year period of the Plan adopted in 2016.

Chloe Parkman www.devonlive.com

Jobs in Devon are among some of the most at risk from the coronavirus pandemic, a study has suggested.

Fresh analysis from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has emerged showing that up to 35% of jobs in Britain are at risk due to COVID-19.

The analysis, based on the latest furloughing data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), shows that five areas within Devon fall into the top 20 areas most at risk.

The chart below shows the areas in Devon most at risk, from the highest to lowest.

Local Authority Total number of jobs at risk Percentage of jobs at risk Region
West Devon 5,226 32% South West
South Hams 11,436 31% South West
East Devon 14,716 31% South West
Torbay 13, 856 30% South West
Torridge 5,676 30% South West

The RSA states that “the area with the highest proportion of jobs in the knowledge economy are least at risk.”

Interestingly, the city of Exeter featured in the ’20 least at risk’, with the number of jobs least at risk being 18,895 and 23% of jobs least at risk.

The full top ’20 most at risk’ chart can be seen below.

Local authority Total number of jobs at risk Percent of jobs at risk Region
Richmondshire 5,965 35% Yorkshire and the Humber
Eden 7,989 34% North West
East Lindsey 14,509 34% East Midlands
South Lakeland 17,424 33% North West
Derbyshire Dales 10,350 33% East Midlands
Scarborough 14,458 33% Yorkshire and the Humber
West Devon 5,226 32% South West
Ryedale 7,699 32% Yorkshire and the Humber
Argyll and Bute 10,074 32% Scotland
Cornwall 66,878 31% South West
Pembrokeshire 13,313 31% Wales
Cotswold 13,526 31% South West
South Hams 11,436 31% South West
North Norfolk 10,063 31% East of England
East Devon 14,716 31% South West
Isle of Wight 15,423 31% South East
Conwy 12,907 31% Wales
Staffordshire Moorlands 8,733 30% West Midlands
Torbay 13,856 30% South West
Torridge 5,676 30% South West

For further information on the RSA analysis click here.

 

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