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Business, Administration and Finance

What's happening locally

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Barnsley has:

135 companies involved in Finance and Insurance.

370 involved in Business Administration and Support Services.

70 companies involved in Public Administration.

10,700 people in Barnsley work in administrative and secretarial jobs, making up 11.1% of the total in employment in 2009.

There has been a growth in jobs in the business and financial services industries in Barnsley . The share of total employment increasing from 12.8% to 13.8% between 2006 and 2008.

  • Vacancies in business and administration are widely available in Barnsley. It is the largest job area for vacancies for school and college leavers.
  • Barnsley has a low proportion of employment in Banking, Finance and Insurance compared to the regional average. The industry accounts for 13% of total employment compared to 18% for Yorkshire & Humberside. A higher proportion work in local and central government administration.
  • Leeds is the main regional centre for financial and business services and has over 30 national and international banks.

(ONS Neighbourhood Statistics, & ONS Annual Population Survey, NOMIS, Local Authority Economic Briefing, Yorkshire Forward, Barnsley Development Agency)