Manufacturing Industries: Staff:Written question - HL1156

Asked by Lord Jones
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Manufacturing Industries: Staff
Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of workers employed in the UK in (1) the aerospace industry, and (2) the motor industry.
Answered by: Lord Prior of Brampton
Answered on: 03 August 2017

Based on data from the Office for National Statistics in 2016, the Aerospace industry, covering the manufacture, maintenance and repair of aircraft, directly accounted for 120,000 jobs. Automotive Manufacturing accounted for 159,000 jobs and separately recorded, the Wholesale, Retail and Repair of Motor Vehicles accounted for 634,000 jobs.

These figures cover direct employment only excluding indirect jobs that these industries may support in other sectors of the economy, through their supply chains.

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