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South East

The highest volume of sector employees is in the South East of England (82,000).

The South East has a fast labour force growth and a higher than average economic activity rate. The South East displays the fastest projected rate of employment growth of any region over the period to 2014, which may affect employment in the automotive retail sector.

There is likely to be increased demand for sales and customer service skills. The largest projected losses are for administrative, clerical and secretarial occupations. However, replacement demands mean that the requirement for extra people in these occupations is greater than the expansion demand estimates.

Sources: IMI Workforce Profile 2009, Automotive Skills SSA Stage 1 – UK 2006a and Automotive Skills SSA Stage 1 – England 2006a