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Construction and the Built Environment

What's happening locally

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In Barnsley...

  • 4200 people work in the construction industry.
  • The number of jobs in construction has fallen from 4400 in 2006 (6.2% of total employment ) to 4200 in 2008 (6.0% of total employment).
  • 80.9% of Barnsley construction companies employ less than 10 employees.

Yorkshire and Humberside...

  • For the Yorkshire & Humberside region as a whole, employment in construction is expected to continue to decrease until 2011. It is then predicted to grow to reach just over 192,000 in 2014, 3.8% higher than employment in 2010, but still significantly below the level in 2008.
  •  2220 new entrants to the industry are predicted to be needed each year in the region, with labourers and floorers expected to be most in demand.
  • The largest trade occupation for jobs in the region is in wood trades and interior fit out.
  • There are a number of construction occupations that are expected to see falling levels of employment between 2010 and 2014. The largest falls are predicted for specialist building operatives (down by 10%) and electrical trades and installation (down by 7%). 

(Construction Skills Network 2010-2014, Yorkshire & Humber, Annual Business Inquiry, NOMIS, Neighbourhood Statistics, NOMIS).