Business Register and Employment Survey

The Business Register and Employment Survey is a survey of employers in Northern Ireland.

BRES 2018 published 27th June 2019

  • The total number of employee jobs in Northern Ireland in September 2018 was 771,379, an increase of 15,014 jobs (2.0%) since September 2017. 
  • The increase in employee jobs was mainly driven by growth in the service industry (10,405 jobs) which was responsible for 69% of the total increase.
  • The manufacturing sector increased by 3,146 jobs or 3.8% over the year to September 2018.  The equivalent growth for the previous year was 3.6%.
  • Construction jobs continued to grow with an increase of 2.6% (891 jobs) over the year to September 2018.  However, growth has reduced from the previous year which was 4.7%.
  • All District Council areas in Northern Ireland saw an increase in employee jobs except for Antrim & Newtownabbey, where a small decrease (1.0%) was observed over the year to September 2018. It should be noted that a proportion of the District Council area changes in employee jobs over the year can be attributed to the relocation of jobs within Northern Ireland.

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NOTIFICATION OF A BREACH OF THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STATISTICS

Practice T3.6 of the Code of Practice for Statistics requires: Statistics should be released to all users at 9:30am on a weekday.

The release of the BRES 2018 statistical report and associated tables was delayed past the required 09:30 time on 27 June 2019.

This breach will be reported to the National Statistician and the report is published here.

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