From: Date: 08/02/2014
Reporting: The growth and decline of employment in the primary, secondary an tertiary sectors.
1.0: The table below shows how the labour force is divided between the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, and the graph shows the growth and decline of employment in each sector from 1980 to 2010.
Total in Employment
2.0: The change of employment in the primary sector:
From the evidence above, we can conclude that, the primary sector has gradually declined over the past 30 years. The primary cause according to economists, is the decline in most traditional industries such as, fishing fleets and mining, furthermore, it is cheaper to import raw materials from other developing countries than it is to actually produce them in the UK.
2.1: The change of employment in the secondary sector:
As the graph clearly shows, a significant but steady decrease of employment in the secondary sector is evident over the period 1980 to 2010. According to statistics, this decrease is due to many factors, some of which are:
The recession, as manufacturers in particular suffer heavily
Technology, which in many cases, replaces humans
2.2: The change of employment in the tertiary sector:
The figures for the period 1980 to 2010 suggests a steady increase of employment in the tertiary sector due to the continuous growth in house hold and retail, travel and education. The demand for goods and services is increasing, thus, the number of businesses in the tertiary sector is also increasing accordingly.
3.0: In conclusion, The fact that two of the sectors has seen a steady but marked decrease in the number