- There are approximately 20,900 establishments in the
- 69% of these establishments are ‘pubs, bars and nightclubs’ or ‘restaurants’.
- Lancashire has the largest number of establishments in the
- Over 3 quarters of hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism establishments employ between 1 and 10 people.
- Approximately 222,000 people work in the sector in the
- Over a quarter of all those working in the sector work in ‘restaurants’.
- 56% of the workforce is female.
- Over half of the workforce is employed on a full-time basis.
- The sector in the
North West employs a young workforce, almost 2 fifths of the workforce is aged between 16-24 years.
- 48% of the workforce work in what are classified as ‘elementary occupations’, such as kitchen assistants, waiting staff and bar staff.
- Approximately 160,200 people work in core occupations.
- The number of vacancies being advertised for core sector jobs in Jobcentres in the
North West fell from 5,244 in May 2008 to 4,127 in May 2009.
- The largest number of vacancies were for ‘kitchen and catering assistants’, ‘chefs, cooks’, ‘bar staff’ and ‘waiting staff’.
- 8% of sector establishments report they have hard-to-fill vacancies, compared with 8% across the whole economy.
- 31% of the sector’s workforce is qualified to Level 2 with 22% qualified to Level 1 and entry levels. 20% have qualifications at Level 3.
- 15% have qualifications at Level 4 and above whilst 12% hold no qualifications.
- 16% of employers in the
North West reported skills gaps in their current workforce.
- Employers report that 8% of staff are not fully proficient in their jobs.