The Derbyshire Economic Review – March 2019 document gives a brief overview of the latest statistics and news on the Derbyshire economy both in a national and local context. Each quarterly update also provides information on an ‘in focus’ topic, in this edition ‘the rural Economy in Derbyshire’.
Assessments of how the local economy is performing have been produced by upper tier local authorities since the introduction of the Local Democracy, Economy Development and Construction Act in 2009. The purpose of the 2019 Derbyshire Local Economic Assessment (LEA) is to provide a picture of how the county’s economy is currently performing against core … Continue reading “Derbyshire Local Economic Assessment 2019”
Unemployment figures are published each month by the Office for National Statistics. A selection of the latest figures as they relate to Derbyshire is presented on the Derbyshire Observatory. In April 2019 there were 10,110 people aged 16+ included on the Claimant Count. The Claimant Count unemployment rate across Derbyshire is currently 2.1%, higher than … Continue reading “Monthly Unemployment Statistics – April 2019”
The infographic on The Visitor Economy in Derbyshire shows that the 33.6 million visitors to the county in 2017 generated £1.7 billion. The visitor economy in Derbyshire supports 23,400 full-time equivalent jobs, a 4.5% increase over the last five years.
The latest infographic on Adult Skills in Derbyshire shows that 34.7% of the county’s residents have a level 4 qualification and just 5.2% have no qualifications. Although qualification levels are improving there continues to be a skills gap at level 4+ compared with England.
The latest infographic on Productivity in Derbyshire shows that the county contributes £15.2bn to the UK economy and that productivity in Derbyshire has improved significantly over the last five years, although there remains a shortfall with the national picture.
The 2018 Directors of Public Health report is now available. Director’s of Public Health have a statutory requirement to write an annual independent report on the health of their population. The report is to raise awareness and understanding of local health issues, highlight areas of specific concern and make recommendations for change.
The latest data from the Annual Population Survey covering Economic Activity, Employment Rate, Self Employment, and Occupation is available to view under the Labour Market heading in the Economy and Employment section.
The Derbyshire Citizens’ Panel Results – May 2018 gives a breakdown of the responses from Panel members to questions covering: Health and Social Care, Crime and Community Safety, Roads and Traffic Management, Waste Management, Libraries and Heritage.
The latest infographic on Manufacturing in Derbyshire shows the sector employs 55,000 people. Over the last year the number of manufacturing jobs in the county has increased. Metals and metal products and food and drink are the largest sectors.