St Mary's Park, Wandsworth: Wandsworth 004B

What type of jobs do the people that live here have and what levels of unemployment are there?

Wandsworth 004B sits within the St Mary's Park ward under the local district authority of Wandsworth.

This shows the employment category people living here fall into, as well as the level of unemployment encountered here.

We've benchmarked the local area against the wider region - London, to allow for easier comparison.

Broadly speaking, the higher the orange bars are to the left of the chart, the more people living here are working in higher paid professions; with jobs generally having less pay and responsibility, the further the category is to the right side of the chart.

Further details on the types of job that fall into each category can be found below.

You can also check unemployment levels for the residents that live here (further down the page).

Highly skilled workers
Low skilled workers

What kind of work do the people who live here do?

22.5% of people living here are employed in higher managerial and professional occupations - this is 9.3% more people than the average for London.

Often people employed in this category earn a higher than average income - the jobs that would fall into this category include doctors and senior management of bigger companies etc.

The chart above shows the employment classications for the people living in Wandsworth 004B compared against London.

Generally speaking, the employment categories to the left are higher paid, require more experience and higher levels of qualification than those to the right.

So an area is likely to be wealthier the higher the orange bars are on the left hand side.

The higher the orange bars are on the right hand side would mean that more people are working in lower paid occupations.

What jobs are in each category?

This provides information about the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) of usual residents aged 16 to 74, for England and Wales as at census day, 27 March 2011.

The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) provides an indication of socioeconomic position based on occupation. It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification. To assign a person to an NS-SEC category their occupation title is combined with information about their employment status, whether they are employed or self employed, and whether or not they supervise other employees. Full-time students are recorded in the 'full-time students' category regardless of whether they are economically active or not.

Proportion of people in this occupation Compared to the regional average
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 22.5% 70%
Lower professional, administrative and technical occupations 28.2% 46%
Intermediate occupations 8.4% 15%
Employers in small organisations 7.6% 4%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 3.7% 10%
Semi-routine occupations 7.3% 16%
Routine occupations 5.3% 14%
Full time students 4.5% 53%

The larger the percentage numbers in the coloured boxes, the bigger the difference between the two areas.

If a higher than average number of people fall within the employment classification, the box will be shown in green.

What's the unemployment like in this area?

People who are unable to find work are more likely to face financial hardship so it is better to have as many people of working age being able to find suitable jobs.

5.1% of people living here have never worked or are long term unemployed - this is 1.8% lower than the average across London, which stands at 6.9%.

This is broken down into 2.9% that have never worked and 2.2% who have become stuck in long term unemployment.

This shows the long term unemployed people living in the area, as well as the percentage of people who have never worked.

It is a good sign when more people are employed in an area - we show green boxes when this area has more people in employment than the regional average.

Wandsworth 004B London Difference
Never worked and long term unemployed 5.1% 6.9% 26%
Never worked 2.9% 5.2% 44%
Long term unemployed 2.2% 1.7% 29%

Employment classification definitions

Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations

  • People who employ others (and so assume some degree of control over them) in enterprises employing 25 or more people, and who delegate some part of their managerial and entrepreneurial functions to salaried staff.
    • Higher professionals who are also large employers.
  • Positions in which there is a service relationship with the employer, and which involve general planning and supervision of operations on behalf of the employer.
  • Positions, whether occupied by employers, the self-employed or employees, that cover all types of higher professional work.

Lower professional, administrative and technical occupations

  • Positions, whether occupied by employers, the self-employed or employees, that cover lower professional and higher technical occupations.
  • Employees in these groups generally plan and supervise operations on behalf of the employer under the direction of senior managers.
  • These positions involve formal and immediate supervision of others, and primarily cover intermediate occupations.

Intermediate occupations

  • Positions in clerical, sales, service and intermediate technical occupations that do not involve general planning or supervisory powers.
    • They do not usually involve any exercise of authority (other than in applying standardised rules and procedures where discretion is minimal) and are subject to quite detailed bureaucratic regulation.

Employers in small organisations

  • People, other than higher or lower professionals, who employ others and so assume some degree of control over them.
    • These employers carry out all or most of the entrepreneurial and managerial functions of the enterprise and have fewer than 25 employees.
    • Employers in small establishments, although they employ others, do not usually delegate most of their managerial or entrepreneurial functions to them.
    • Small employers remain essentially in direct control of their enterprises.
    • It is likely that the majority of small employers have only one or two, or at most ten employees.
    • The distinction between large and small employers is made by applying a size rule of 25 employees.
  • Self-employed positions in which people are engaged in any (non-professional) trade, personal service, or semi-routine, routine or other occupation but have no employees other than family workers.

Lower supervisory and technical occupations

  • Operationally, these positions are distinguished most easily by having a job title (‘foreman’ or ‘supervisor’).
  • Lower technical craft occupations and lower technical process operative occupations - are likely to have some work autonomy when compared to Semi-routine occupations and Routine occupations.

Semi-routine occupations

  • The work involved requires at least some element of employee discretion.

Routine occupations

  • These positions have the least need for employee discretion.

Never worked and long-term unemployed

  • Positions that involve involuntary exclusion from the labour market, specifically:
    • those who have never been in paid employment but would wish to be.
    • those who have been unemployed for an extended period while still seeking or wanting work.

Full-time students

  • People over 16 who are engaged in full-time courses of study in secondary, tertiary or higher education institutions.

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