The 2011 Census results showed that:
- the rate of unemployment in Shropshire was slightly lower than the England and Wales average (3.3% in 2011)
- the unemployment rate rose significantly in accordance with the economic downturn. The number unemployed rose by almost 50% between 2001 and 2011.The number of unemployed men and women rose at a similar rate, but men were still more likely to be unemployed than women
- There was a sharp rise in the number of long-term unemployed and the number of people who have never worked had doubled since the time of the last census
For more information, please see the Census Digest which is attached below.
Research and Intelligence Team