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Local Economic Assessments (LEA) have been produced by upper tier local authorities since the introduction of the Local Democracy, Economy Development and Construction Act in 2009 and this document is Derbyshire’s fourth edition.

The Local Economic Assessment 2014 provides an assessment of the county’s economy and the factors which contribute to economic performance in Derbyshire. A range of evidence has been analysed including the latest datasets in order to highlight the key trends and challenges facing the local economy. The LEA has been developed alongside the Derbyshire Economic Strategy Statement, both documents are complementary and provide a comprehensive strategic evidence base for influencing local growth and attracting local investment into the area.

Quarterly Economic Review

The Derbyshire Economic Review aims to give a brief snapshot of the latest statistics and news on the Derbyshire economy both in a national and local context. The review is published on a quarterly basis.

Current edition of the Quarterly Economic Review:

  • March 2017 - the 'In Focus' section highlights some of the key trends and policies linked to the national housing market and sets out the Derbyshire perspective (pdf)
  • Previous editions:


  • December 2016 - the 'In Focus' section discusses the latest skills data for Derbyshire in the context of policy initiatives to improve skills locally (pdf)
  • September 2016 - the 'In Focus' section looks Derbyshire's Customer Segmentation Model that has been developed by Derbyshire County Council, and how it can help to make service delivery more effective (pdf)
  • June 2016 - the 'In Focus' section identifies the contribution being made by manufacturing in Derbyshire to the UK and local economies (pdf)
  • March 2016 - the 'In Focus' section outlines Universal Credit, a new benefit currently being rolled out across the UK, designed to support people on low income or out of work (pdf)
  • 2015

  • December 2015 - the 'In Focus' section looks at The English Indices of Deprivation in Derbyshire (pdf)
  • September 2015 - the 'In Focus' section explores Hidden Unemployment (pdf)
  • June 2015 - the 'In Focus' section looks at The productivity puzzle (pdf)
  • March 2015 - the 'In Focus' section considers commuter patterns in Derbyshire 2011 (pdf)
  • 2014

  • December 2014 - the 'In Focus' section considers welfare reform in the UK (pdf)
  • September 2014 - the 'In Focus' section outlines the Derbyshire Economic Strategy Statement (pdf)
  • June 2014 - the 'In Focus' section looks at young people in the labour market (pdf)
  • March 2014 - the 'In Focus' section considers poverty and financial exclusion (pdf)