Education and employment in the STRING region

 

Graf 2.11 - Education and employment

The Capital Region in Denmark is the part of the STRING area with most students attending higher education.  You find the universities in the major cities such as Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Lund, Kiel, Lübeck and Roskilde.

 

Graf 2.21 - Education and employment

 

The finance and business service industries are primarily located in the major cities. In the Danish Capital Region and Hamburg 25-30 per cent of the employees are employed in these industries.

Graf 2.19 - Education and employment

 

In the German part of the STRING area trade, transportation, communication, hotels and restaurants have the highest percentage of employees - about 25-30 per cent. The port of Hamburg and the strong tourism sector is a main explanation to this fact.

 

Graf 2.23 - Education and employment

 

The proportion of the employees employed in the public and private services is higher in the Danish and Swedish part of the region than in the German part. Hamburg has the lowest proportion of employees employed in public and private services.

 

Graf 2.25 - Education and employment

 

The proportion of the employees employed in manufacturing is higher in the more peripheral areas of the STRING area than in the major cities. The Danish Capital Region and Hamburg has the lowest proportion of employees in manufacturing.

 

Graf 2.16 - Education and employment

 

The Danish part of the STRING area has seen the highest rise in unemployment since the financial crisis in 2008, whereas the unemployment in the German part of the region has stabilized.

 

Graf 15 - Education and employment

 

The workforce amounts to a larger part of the population in the Danish and Swedish part of the STRING area than in the German part. This picture is a reflection of the Nordic welfare model. The share of women in the workforce is high and the day care facilities for smaller children are good.

 

The workforce comprises both the employed and unemployed. One aspect common for all three national components of the STRING area is the fact that the proportion of the workforce in relation to the population is highest around the major cities. 

 

Graf 17 - Education and employment

 

Graf 18 - Education and employment