Employment Change

Between 2001 and 2011, the TYW megazone added 7,170 jobs overall, but there was a net loss of 480 jobs in core employment.

However, as elsewhere in the region, these numbers mask change and transition in the megazone. The loss of 12,875 jobs in manufacturing was offset by growth in other core industries, including 2,705 jobs in construction and utilities (primarily construction), 2,495 jobs in the warehousing and transportation category, and over 3,000 jobs in business services. In addition, there was job growth in higher education (2,215 jobs) and more than 1,700 jobs were added in the voluntary and government category.

While the two other megazones experienced net growth in core jobs during the period, the TYW megazone did not. This is largely due to the relatively high proportion of manufacturing employment in the district. The megazone also attracted fewer new jobs in other growth sectors. For example, while the TYW zone gained about 3,500 jobs in the finance and business services sector, only 190 of these were in the rapidly expanding finance industry. Other megazones experienced much more significant growth in finance - almost 6,000 jobs in the AMZ and more than 3,700 jobs in the TYE megazone.

However, a net loss in core employment in the TYW megazone mirrors the pattern in the GGH as a whole, which also experienced a net loss in core employment.

In addition, more than 6,000 population-related jobs were added to the zone between 2001 and 2011. (See Table 3 in the Appendix.)