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Staines-upon-Thames Day 2017

20th March 2017

Be a part of this year’s Staines-upon-Thames Day and benefit from the fabulous variety of event and activities attracting over 7,000 visitors throughout the day.

Surrey Economic Prospects – February 2017

10th March 2017

Please see the February Economic Prospects for Surrey by clicking on the link below.

The headlines this month

  • An application to build 134 homes at Guildford Cathedral has been rejected.
  • East Surrey College’s 2016 A Level performance ranks in top 10 nationally.
  • The unemployment rate in Surrey has increased from 0.6% to 0.7%. This represents the highest number of claimants in nearly two years.

Spelthorne Economic and Development Trends – November 2016

15th December 2016

This monthly fact sheet provides information on employment and development trends.

Unemployment(1)
The latest unemployment figures for October 2016 were published on 16 November 2016. Table 1 shows unemployment as a percentage of the ‘resident based’ population.

Table 1 Unemployment Count Trends by Local Authority

Spelthorne Elmbridge Runnymede Windsor & Maidenhead Slough Hounslow Hillingdon Richmond upon Thames
Date No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
15-Oct 437 0.7 354 0.4 299 0.5 610 0.7 1,227 1.3 2,658 1.5 2,628 1.4 1,266 1
15-Nov 448 0.7 348 0.4 313 0.6 572 0.6 1,164 1.2 2,542 1.4 2,570 1.3 1,196 1
15-Dec 445 0.7 344 0.4 298 0.5 580 0.6 1,146 1.2 2,444 1.4 2,405 1.3 1,146 0.9
16-Jan 495 0.8 388 0.5 345 0.6 583 0.6 1,170 1.2 2,487 1.4 2,387 1.2 1,153 0.9
16-Feb 562 0.9 410 0.5 377 0.7 568 0.6 1,196 1.3 2,299 1.3 2,441 1.3 1,198 1
16-Mar 557 0.9 391 0.5 342 0.6 540 0.6 1,155 1.2 1,980 1.1 2,396 1.2 1,173 0.9
16-Apr 516 0.8 365 0.5 297 0.5 498 0.5 1,101 1.2 1,607 0.9 2,347 1.2 1,112 0.9
16-May 456 0.7 331 0.4 268 0.5 498 0.5 1,114 1.2 1,427 0.8 2,318 1.2 1,111 0.9
16-Jun 445 0.7 310 0.4 259 0.5 474 0.5 1,062 1.1 1,241 0.7 2,296 1.2 1,079 0.9
16-Jul 439 0.7 294 0.4 255 0.5 481 0.5 977 1 1,069 0.6 2,264 1.2 1,057 0.8
16-Aug 424 0.7 286 0.4 265 0.5 464 0.5 956 1 973 0.5 2,215 1.2 982 0.8
16-Sep 421 0.7 302 0.4 255 0.5 464 0.5 955 1 899 0.5 2,178 1.1 1,013 0.8
16-Oct 403 0.7 321 0.4 242 0.4 481 0.5 918 1 812 0.4 2,094 1.1 1,016 0.8

Source: Office for National Statistics – nomis

(1)The unemployment figure is based on those people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). This figure is normally lower than the figure for people seeking work because some unemployed people are not entitled to claim unemployment related benefits, or choose not to do so. Because of the way the data is collected unemployment trends based on claimant count figures tend to be more up to date and reliable, especially at the local level. Claimants of Universal Credit are not included in the above figures.

Table 2 shows the unemployment rate at Ward level in Spelthorne. Whilst the unemployment rate for Spelthorne overall is 0.7%, at Ward level the lowest rate is in Sunbury East at 0.2% and the highest in Stanwell North at 1.2%

Table 2 Unemployment Claimant Count Trends by Ward

Date May June July Aug-16 Sep-16
2016 2016 2016
No % No % No % No % No % No %
Staines 51 0.9 50 0.9 50 0.9 39 0.7 43 0.8 42 0.7
Staines South 34 0.7 35 0.8 35 0.8 30 0.7 27 0.6 24 0.5
Riverside & Laleham 16 0.4 11 0.3 10 0.2 14 0.3 12 0.3 15 0.4
Laleham & Shepperton Green 35 0.7 31 0.6 36 0.7 38 0.7 37 0.7 33 0.6
Shepperton Town 19 0.5 14 0.4 12 0.3 15 0.4 15 0.4 13 0.3
Halliford & Sunbury West 18 0.5 20 0.6 24 0.7 23 0.6 20 0.6 23 0.6
Sunbury East 20 0.5 18 0.4 21 0.5 20 0.5 17 0.4 7 0.2
Sunbury Common 53 1 56 1.1 57 1.1 56 1.1 57 1.1 54 1
Ashford Common 33 0.6 32 0.6 33 0.6 28 0.5 27 0.5 31 0.6
Ashford East 25 0.5 24 0.5 22 0.5 26 0.6 26 0.6 22 0.5
Ashford Town 22 0.5 24 0.5 19 0.4 22 0.5 22 0.5 22 0.5
Ashford North & Stanwell South 52 0.9 53 0.9 51 0.9 52 0.9 47 0.8 53 0.9
Stanwell North 78 1.4 77 1.4 69 1.3 61 1.1 71 1.3 64 1.2

Table 3 Vacant shops in main centres
The level of vacancy is shown as a percentage of all units, and is taken from the Council’s Annual Retail Survey which is conducted in April each year.

2014 2015 2016
Total Units Vacant % Total Units Vacant % Total Units Vacant %
Staines 266 34 12.8 267 40 14.9 269 38 14.1
Ashford 173 15 8.7 173 13 7.5 171 12 7
Shepperton 93 8 8.6 93 8 8.6 94 12 12.7
Sunbury Cross 47 5 10.6 47 8 17 47 6 12.7

The following table shows the total amount of office and industrial/warehousing floorspace being marketed in April 2016. Full details are set out in the Annual Survey of Available Premises, April 2016.Table 4 Available Commercial Premises (Office & Industrial/Warehousing)

Available Commercial premises Apr-12 Apr-13 Apr-14 Apr-15 Apr-16
Offices 30,557 m2 30,970 m2 25,313 m2 28,136 m2 20,238 m2
Industrial/Warehousing 17,242 m2 31,778 m2 32,725 m2 11,229 m2 4,434 m2
TOTAL 47,799 m2 62,748 m2 58,038 m2 39,365 m2 24,672 m2

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