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Did you know in Barnsley?

People facts...

  • 231,900 people live in Barnsley (114,000 males and 117,900 females).
  • 146,600 in Barnsley are of working age.
  • 99,200 people in Barnsley are in employment.
  • 11,700 people in Barnsley are unemployed.
  • 111,000 people in Barnsley have NVQ1 level qualifications and above, while 22,200 people have no qualifications at all.
  • The average weekly wage for people living in Barnsley is £447.50, while in Great Britain the average is £503.10.

Employment facts...

  • 6736 are employed in retail.

Employer facts...

  • There are 6315 companies that are based in the Barnsley area (2011 Census - number of local units in VAT and or PAYE industries ).
  • In Barnsley there are a number of key businesses including ASOS and Fosters Bakery.  There is also a Digital Media Centre for creative and digital businesses of all sizes and the Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre.