The distribution of employment within Northumberland is unique. The biggest employer is the public sector.
Almost three quarters of Northumberland’s businesses employ less than five people. This is similarly the case across the LEP area and England as a whole.
Currently, there are approximately five businesses per 100 working-age residents in Northumberland, which is higher than all other areas of the LEP, and Northumberland’s business population accounts for almost a quarter of the total NELEP business stock.