Welcome to the Derbyshire Observatory


Monthly Unemployment Statistics – August 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 August 2019 there were 10,605 people aged 16+ included on the Claimant Count. The Claimant Count unemployment rate across Derbyshire is currently 2.2%, higher than … Continue reading “Monthly Unemployment Statistics – August 2019”


ASB Data

Updated ASB data is now available under the Crime section


Crime Data

Updated figures for total crime and violent crime are now available under the Crime section


Derbyshire County Councillors – Hex Map

The hex map shows each member as an equal sized area to illustrate the political balance of Derbyshire


Population Estimates 2018

The Population Estimates 2018 are available to view in the Population and Households section. Here you will find links to the: Population Estimates – Map (An interactive map showing population from 2012 to 2018, at different geographies and by age, gender and population density) Population Estimates – Pyramid (An interactive pyramid showing population by district … Continue reading “Population Estimates 2018”


Derbyshire Citizens’ Panel / Derbyshire Residents Survey Results – March 2019 – Infographics

Consultation with Derbyshire Citizens’ Panel members and Derbyshire residents took place 6th March 2019 – 1st April 2019. Questions covered the local area, social networks, volunteering, community safety, transport, recycling, the Council, and equalities. View the Derbyshire Citizens’ Panel Results – March 2019 – Infographic View the Derbyshire Residents Survey Results – March 2019 – … Continue reading “Derbyshire Citizens’ Panel / Derbyshire Residents Survey Results – March 2019 – Infographics”


Derbyshire Economic Review – March 2019

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’.


Derbyshire Local Economic Assessment 2019

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”


Visitor Economy 2017 – Infographic

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.


Adult Skills Levels 2018 – Infographic

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.

Quick Facts

Population: 796,142 (ONS 2018)

Area: 255,100 Hectares

Dwellings: 358,550 (MHCLG 2017)

House Price: £170,000 (MHCLG Jun 2018)

Local Businesses: 29,195 (IDBR 2018)

Employee Jobs: 290,300 (BRES 2017)

Weekly Earnings: £547 (ASHE 2018)

Unemployment: 2.2% (ONS August 2019)

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