Employment in Wolverhampton
While the main city centre falls outside of the Black Country area, some districts of Wolverhampton fall within the traditional coalfields. Because of this, Wolverhampton has traditionally been known for manufacture. In recent years the service sector has come to dominate, accounting for almost three quarters of employment, with roles such as administration, education, health, finance and IT. Manufacturing is still the second largest industry in Wolverhampton.
The city has a population of 260,000 - 38% of people are employed full time, 11% employed part time and 5% self-employed. 14% of the population is retired, and the city has more over 60s than under 15s. 8% of workers in Wolverhampton work from home.