Employment in Leicester
The tenth largest city in England, Leicester is home to 12,400 enterprises, with significant numbers in manufacturing, wholesale, retail, transport and storage, financial and insurance, and health.
Nearly 67% of the population of Leicester is of working age, higher than the national average of just under 63%. 18–24 year olds make up almost 15% of the population, nearly twice the national average.
Compared to the rest of the country, Leicester has a higher number of people employed in caring, health, leisure, service occupations, sales and customer service occupations, process, plant and machine operatives and elementary occupations. The number is people employed as managers, directors and senior officials, and in professional and technical occupations is below the national average.