Labour Market Information

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We are in constant dialogue with our businesses and have the most up to date information about the challenges they are facing when trying to grow their business.  This may be recruitment challenges, finding the people with right skills, attracting young people to their sector, availability of local provision, maximising the apprenticeship levy or addressing an ageing workforce and replacement demand.

We aim to work with our businesses, whilst also providing key labour market information – particularly for our growth sectors – to our local education and skills providers, so they can align their curriculum and provision to best meet employers’ needs.

A few headline facts about our home in Cheshire East:

  • Population 376,700
  • Working age 16 – 64 year-olds 226,100
  • Gross Weekly Pay of full-time workers £541.6 , compared with £502.1 for the northwest and  £541.0 for Great Britain.

Click here to download some more facts and figures about Cheshire East from official data sources

We also have access to the latest statistics from Nomis, a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. See the full Nomis profile for Cheshire East.

Featured case study


Apprenticeship Directory


We have collated and published a directory to promote businesses’ apprentice schemes – to help boost opportunities for school leavers.

The first edition of the apprenticeship directory was launched in December 2018 and featured 23 employers across the borough, ranging from multi-nationals AstraZeneca, Bentley, Barclays and Siemens to smaller businesses, such as Thrive Creative and RedEye. More

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