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Economic information and analysis

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Economic statistics

The council's Research and Intelligence team collect, research, collate and publish details of a wide range of information covering aspects of the areas economy. This includes statistics and key facts on economic strategy, trends and forecasting, the local labour market and area profiles. All this information is available to view on the Stats and Maps website.

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The most recent national census took place in 2011, and these statistics help paint a picture of Rochdale Borough. They provide a detailed snapshot of the population and economic characteristics.

View the Rochdale census 2011

Information from the 2011 Census relating to the UK is available on the ​UK National Statistics website​.

Economic profile of Rochdale Borough

The table below provides information on the supply side of Rochdale’s economy in comparison to regional and national levels:

Economic profile Rochdale Borough North West Great BritainSourceNotes​
Working age population
(Aged 16-64)
64.2%64.5%64.7% ONS 2011 mid-year population estimates% is a proportion of total population
Economic activity rate69.9%75.4%76.9% ONS annual population survey (January 2012 - December 2012)% are for those aged 16-64
Employment rate62.5%68.8%70.7% ONS annual population survey (January 2012 - December 2012)% are for those aged 16-64
People unemployed10.4%9.6%8.3%ONS annual population survey (January 2012 - December 2012)% are for those aged 16-64
People on key out-of-work benefits20.4%17.1%14.1% DWP benefit claimants - working age client group November 2012 Key out-of-work benefits includes the groups: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits
No qualifications14.9%11.1%9.7% ONS annual population survey (January 2012 - December 2012) % is a proportion of resident population of area aged 16-64

Contact

​01706 924 258
Corporate Performance and Projects Team
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU​