Advanced manufacturing employs around 9,400 people and accounts for around 500 businesses. It is a relatively small, although high value, element of the overall manufacturing sector, which employs around 30,000 people in the Haven Gateway.
The Haven Gateway has a relatively high concentration of construction employment and employment in the sector is likely to grow with a forecast increase in employment of around 30% in the Haven Gateway.
The ports and logistics sector in the Haven Gateway is substantial. In total, 38,900 people are employed in the sector, of which 14,400 work in wholesale. The sector also accounts for around 3,900 businesses.
Overall, the Haven Gateway contains a high concentration of employment in the low carbon and renewables sector, particularly in Braintree, Mid Suffolk and Tendring (mostly driven by environmental services and recycling) and in Suffolk Coastal (mostly linked with nuclear electricity production).
The creative and digital sector employs around 18,000 people in the Haven Gateway (about 5% of all employment). Around 10,000 work in the digital industries, and around 8,000 in other cultural activities. Overall, the sector accounts for around 4,000 businesses.
The health and social care sector across the Gateway, employs over 51,000 people (around 23,500 in health and the remainder in residential and non-residential care activities), and accounts for about 2,550 businesses.