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The sector skills almanac for Northern Ireland 2008

Publisher
Sector Skills Development Agency
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  • Education

Abstract

NI ALMANAC THE SECTOR SKILLS ALMANAC NORTHERN IRELAND 2008 Almanac (ôl'mu-nak"): A publication, usually an annual, containing useful facts and statistical information. TT HH EE SS EE CC TT OO RR SS KK IILL LL SS AA LL MM AA NN AA CC N O RT H ER N IR ELA N D 2008 The Sector Skills Development Agency is part of the Skills for Business network along with 25 employer-led Sector Skills Councils. Through labour market intelligence, the identification of skills needs at all levels, and its influence on the UK’s education and learning infrastructure, the network aims to increase productivity in business and public services. Sector Skills Development Agency Callflex Business Park Golden Smithies Lane Wath-upon-Dearne South Yorkshire S63 7ER Switchboard: 01709 765 444 Email: [email protected] Web: www.skillsforbusiness.org.uk ISBN: 978-1-906597-00-9 1 CONTENTS NORTHERN IRELAND 2008 Data disclaimer 2 Introduction 3 1 Themes 4 1.1 Sector size 5 1.1.1 Output 5 1.1.2 Northern Ireland workforce size and growth 8 1.2 Economic performance 14 1.2.1 Productivity 14 1.2.2 Regional productivity comparisons 16 1.3 Business creation 17 1.4 Workforce composition 18 1.4.1 Size of firms 18 1.4.2 Profile of the workforce 18 1.4.3 Workforce qualifications 25 1.5 Skills demand 28 1.5.1 Employment growth and total requirement 28 1.5.2 Training 29 1.6 Skill imbalance 30 1.6.1 Earnings 30 1.6.2 Vacancies 31 1.6.3 Skills gaps 34 2 Sector Profiles 35 2.1 Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 36 2.2 Mining and quarrying 38 2.3 Manufacturing 40 2.4 Electricity, Gas andWater 42 2.5 Construction 44 2.6 Wholesale and Retail Trade 46 2.7 Hotels and Restaurants 48 2.8 Transport, Storage and Communications 50 2.9 Financial Services 52 2.10 Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities 54 2.11 Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security 56 2.12 Education 58 2.13 Health and SocialWork 60 2.14 Community. Social and Personal Service Activit

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