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Northern Ireland

  • the sector is growing in Northern Ireland
  • it produces 1% of all output
  • there are around 18,570 people employed in the sector in Northern Ireland, accounting for 3.2% of the working population
  • the majority of the sector workforce are located in Belfast
  • employment is concentrated in financial services technology, finance-based ICT and business process outsourcing
  • women account for 66% of employment in the sector
  • 64% of the workforce are employed in banking
  • insurance broking and credit granting contribute another 20% to industry employment

Source: FSSC website 2009, FSSC The Skills Bill: Northern Ireland 2008 and Financial Services Clusters 2008