Rate : Finance and Business Services

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_IND_BUS
Name:
Finance and Business Services
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
IND_SECTOR_GEN:bus * 100.0 / INDUSTRY_TOT:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
The growth of this sector reflects the large expansion of financial services, especially in the south-east of England, but also the growth of many other kinds of specialist services like advertising, architecture and design, and also a growing tendency for companies to contract out work like office cleaning rather than employing their own staff.

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Entity ID Entity Name
T_IND Industry



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