Monday, 5 July 2010

When I grow up....

Occupation category
Numbers (2001)
Numbers (2009)
Percentage decrease
Assemblers (electrical products)
108,076
33,885
69
Collector salespeople and credit agents
26,735
9,794
63
Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
68,745
26,556
61
Typists
36,682
15,189
59
Bookbinders and print finishers
36,266
15,385
58
Metal-making and treating process operatives
27,732
11,910
57
Metal machine setter and setter-operators
94,580
40,708
57
Telephonists
49,581
22,090
55
Precious instrument makers and repairers
35,907
19,559
54
Sewing machinists
74,480
35,757
52
Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
35,691
17,136
52
Printing machine minders and assistants
34,098
18,060
47
Telephone salespeople
93,014
52,020
44
Roundsmen and van salespeople
35,300
35,300
43
Plastics process operatives
69,596
39,492
43
Textiles and garment trades
59,261
35,492
40
Quality assurance technicians
20,705
8,255
40
Shopkeepers and wholesale and retail dealers
204,638
123,516
40
Glaziers and fitters
59,255
36,397
39
Metal-working machine operatives
110,029
67,626
39

The winners

Occupation category
Numbers (2001)
Numbers (2009)
Percentage increase
Conservation and environmental protection officers
11,797
26,470
124
Paramedics
11,101
23,798
114
Legal associate professionals
24,509
51,250
109
Refuse and salvage occupations
21,750
44,393
104
Leisure and theme park attendants
11,101
22,471
102
Town planners
13,886
26,931
94
Educational assistants
252,358
482,979
91
Driving instructors
23,265
44,494
91
Registrars and senior educational administrators
25,195
44,210
75
Purchasing managers
24,415
41,457
70
Psychologists
20,947
35,080
67
Undertakers and mortuary assistants
11,157
18,379
65
Beauticians and related occupations
32,476
53,055
63
Youth and community workers
70,868
114,992
62
Senior officials in special interest organisations
17,767
28,385
60
Housing and welfare officers
110,357
176,173
60
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
15,129
24,079
59
Pharmaceutical dispensers
25,505
40,052
57
Social service managers
32,201
50,463
57
Statutory examiners
11,067
17,275
56


How fucked are we? Coalition, burn it to the ground, salt the earth and let's get started again. Properly this time.

Engineers, technicians (no not nails), designers (no, not shoes)and chemists is what we need. Structure universities to create these skill sets and get a bloody move on.

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