Warwickshire’s Quarterly Labour Market Bulletin released today….

Posted on 1st February 2017 by

The Economy and Skills Group at Warwickshire County Council have released the first Warwickshire Quarterly Labour Market report. The bulletin considers issues such as the latest employment and unemployment data, economic activity and inactivity rates and real-time demand in the labour market. It also contains a summary of the latest business news from Warwickshire and […]

Quality of Life in Warwickshire – Key Messages 2015/16

Posted on 24th August 2016 by

The Quality of Life Key Messages report is now available. The report, produced by the Warwickshire Observatory’s Research Team in the Performance Business Unit, provides a snapshot of how quality of life in Warwickshire compares with elsewhere and shows the trends over time in factors which contribute to the quality of life for Warwickshire residents. […]

The Geography of UK Prosperity Index 2015

Posted on 13th November 2015 by

The Legatum Institute recently produced the “Geography of UK Prosperity Index”; a model which ranks local areas across the UK based on wealth and well-being. Wealth was captured through GDP per capita, and life satisfaction survey scores were used as a measure of well-being. In total, Warwickshire ranked 44/170 for prosperity; the highest ranked area […]

Warwickshire’s employment growth doubles the national average

Posted on 25th September 2015 by

Newly released data provided by the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) shows that in 2014, an increase of 16,200 workers were employed in Warwickshire, compared to the previous year; equating to 6.3% growth. In contrast, the UK experienced a 3.1% increase in employment, suggesting that Warwickshire has a strong local economy with potential to […]

Understanding Warwickshire’s Population – now and into the future

Posted on 31st July 2015 by

Warwickshire Health & Wellbeing Board members are attending a number of thematic workshops on key areas of focus for the Board over the coming months. The first of these was on 23rdJuly and considered the changing profile of Warwickshire’s population. It also explored how the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) informs and supports Board members in […]

Who goes where…..Commuting patterns into and out of Warwickshire

Posted on 30th April 2015 by

Data from the 2011 Census provides information about where people are travelling to and from for work purposes. This information is useful as it  indicates the likely volume and direction of travel flows in and around the county. In addition, it provides a picture of local workforces and the degree to which they made of […]

UK reported to have weak productivity, but what about Warwickshire?

Posted on 16th April 2015 by

Newly released data suggests that the UK suffered from a slight drop in productivity by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2014 – pointing to national productivity levels weakening slightly, but relatively similar to levels in 2013. Does this imply that local productivity has also declined over time? And if so, is this linked to […]

Business Crime Analysis Brief

Posted on 14th November 2014 by

Business Crime is defined as “Any criminal offence that is committed against a person or property that is motivated by the connection of that person or property to a business.” Our team have produced a short brief focusing on business crime which is also one of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s priorities in the aligned Community […]

Latest JSA data shows a further fall in claimants

Posted on 14th November 2014 by

The latest data for Warwickshire, released earlier this week, shows that there has been a further fall in the number of job seeker allowance (JSA) claimants in the county.  The figure now stands at 3,862 which is a fall of seven percentage points from last month. The percentage decrease in each district and borough equalled […]

Latest claimant count figures continue to be good news

Posted on 15th October 2014 by

The latest Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show another fall in numbers of claimants across the county. The total in Warwickshire now stands at 4,135 which is a fall of 334 since August.  This is the seventh month in a row that the county wide figure […]