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Economy Reports

Reports are periodically produced by us to give a deeper understanding of the key issues affecting the people of Dorset.

52 Reports

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  • State of Dorset 2020 – Economy

    10 March 2021

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Economy topic and covers the Dorset Council area.

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    Downloads: 185

  • State of Dorset 2020

    10 March 2021

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Population, Children, Crime, Deprivation, Diversity, Economy, Health and Care, Leisure and Culture, Natural and Historic Environment, and Older People, covering the Dorset Council area.

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    Downloads: 169

  • Commuting by Occupation Bulletin - East Dorset

    18 February 2020

    This bulletin uses data from the 2011 Census to look at commuting patterns in the former East Dorset District Council area. This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.

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    Downloads: 256

  • Commuting by Occupation Bulletin - North Dorset

    18 February 2020

    This bulletin uses data from the 2011 Census to look at commuting patterns in the former North Dorset District Council area. This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.

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    Downloads: 239

  • Commuting by Occupation Bulletin - West Dorset

    18 February 2020

    This bulletin uses data from the 2011 Census to look at commuting patterns in the former West Dorset District Council area. This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.

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    Downloads: 268

  • Commuting by Occupation Bulletin - Purbeck

    18 February 2020

    This bulletin uses data from the 2011 Census to look at commuting patterns in the former Purbeck District Council area. This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.

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    Downloads: 230

  • Commuting by Occupation Bulletin - Weymouth and Portland

    18 February 2020

    This bulletin uses data from the 2011 Census to look at commuting patterns in the former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council area. This work was produced using statistical data from ONS. The use of the ONS statistical data in this work does not imply the endorsement of the ONS in relation to the interpretation or analysis of the statistical data. This work uses research datasets which may not exactly reproduce National Statistics aggregates.

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    Downloads: 255

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Digital Skills

    06 February 2020

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at digital skills in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 468

  • The Indices of Deprivation 2019 - a summary report for Dorset Council

    28 November 2019

    The English Indices of Deprivation helps identify and prioritise areas to assist the government and other agencies (both nationally and locally) in narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country.

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    Downloads: 1621

  • Our Communities Bulletin -The Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

    07 October 2019

    Our latest Our Communities bitesize bulletin looks at the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. It focuses on Dorset Council, what’s changed since the last release in 2015 and how the data can be used. The index is measured at a small area level (called Lower-layer Super Output Areas – LSOAs) in England with an average of 1,500 residents in each. In a national context, Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation. However, we still have pockets of deprivation. Read the report to get the overall picture for Dorset.

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    Downloads: 728

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Overview

    20 September 2019

    A broad overview of Dorset's economy.

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    Downloads: 634

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Skills

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at skills levels and education in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 424

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Environment

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at environmental sustainability and the value of the environment to Dorset.

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    Downloads: 362

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Inclusive Dorset

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at economic deprivation and participation in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 434

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Housing and infrastructure

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at housing and transport in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 539

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Labour market

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at the labour market in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 404

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Competitive Dorset

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at competitiveness and productivity in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 420

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Business

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at the sectors in Dorset and the strengths and weaknesses of the local economy.

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    Downloads: 452

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Introduction & key stats

    27 March 2019

    This is a general introduction to the Local Economic Assessment bulletins and lists some key statistics about the Dorset Council area.

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    Downloads: 629

  • Our Communities Topic report - Brexit Bulletin 2019

    21 February 2019

    The Office for National Statistics released an analysis showing which parts of the country might feel the most impact of Brexit, based on the representation of employees by sector. This 2019 bulletin looks at the local picture for Dorset, updating our 2017 bulletin.

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    Downloads: 619

  • Our Communities - Tourism Bulletin

    03 October 2018

    This bulletin analyses the economic value of tourism in Dorset and the work being carried out by the council and its partners to promote tourism.

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    Downloads: 585

  • 2016 ONS Sub-National Population Projections

    27 June 2018

    The population of DCC Dorset is expected to grow by 9% over the next 25 years according to the Office for National Statistics Sub-National Population Projections.

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    Downloads: 644

  • Carers in Dorset

    14 June 2018

    We are in the middle of Carers Week, which runs from 11th-17th June. The focus this year is on supporting carers to be ‘Healthy and Connected’. Research has found that 57% of carers have lost touch with family and friends, over a third (36%) feel uncomfortable talking to friends about caring and one in five carers are forced to give up work due to the demands of caring. 12% of Dorset’s population provides unpaid care, 830 of these are children under the age of 16. The following bulletin gives some information about Carers in Dorset and the impact of caring on the carer’s own health.

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    Downloads: 554

  • State of Dorset 2018

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Economy, Deprivation, Older People, Children, Health and Care, Natural and Historic Environment, Leisure and Culture, Population, Crime, and Diversity.

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    Downloads: 1146

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Economy

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Economy topic.

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    Downloads: 609

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Business Confidence Bulletin

    26 January 2018

    This bulletin summarises the results from the Dorset Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic survey for Q4 2017.

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    Downloads: 556

  • Income Levels in Dorset 2016

    02 January 2018

    A study of income levels in Dorset following the publication of experimental data by the Office for National Statistics

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    Downloads: 741

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Dorset's Coastal Communities

    06 October 2017

    According to a report written by the Social Market Foundation, on average, coastal communities are less productive economically than non-coastal communities. They often have lower levels of pay, higher rates of unemployment and have populations with lower skill levels and poorer health. Four of Dorset's district councils are coastal communities, along with Bournemouth and Poole. The socioeconomic picture across Dorset's coastal communities varies considerably. This bulletin looks at why this matters for Dorset.

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    Downloads: 893

  • Castle Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 586

  • Lytchett Matravers Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 590

  • Swanage North Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 709

  • Lytchett Minster & upton East Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 541

  • St Martin Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 492

  • Swanage South Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 683

  • Lytchett Minster & Upton West Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 553

  • Creech Barrow Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 659

  • Wool Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 569

  • Langton Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 596

  • Wareham Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 523

  • Lulworth & Winfrith Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 481

  • Bere Regis Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 652

  • Our Communities Topic Report - National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations Bulletin

    27 September 2017

    A bulletin looking at National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations in Dorset and why this is important to us. NINo registrations allow us to estimate the numbers of international migrant workers coming to live and work in the Dorset area. This edition will include the latest data for the financial year 2016/17, which was released in August 2017.

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    Downloads: 640

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Anxiety Bulletin

    23 August 2017

    Surveys have shown that feelings of anxiety and well-being can change considerably through a person's life. This bulletin looks at anxiety levels across Dorset, including how certain factors can affect levels of anxiety and other measures of well-being.

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    Downloads: 656

  • Lifelong learning for an ageing workforce

    23 May 2017

    Earlier in 2017, this report was released by the Skills Commission. “Older workers constitute the single largest pool of untapped potential in Britain. With the challenges that lie ahead, it is crucial we build on their wealth of skills, experience and collective wisdom.” This ourcommunities bitesize bulletin looks at why we need to train older workers in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 693

  • Preparing for the 2021 Census - Testing the next Census in West Dorset, 2017

    15 March 2017

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be carrying out a census test in West Dorset this year. This is an important part of their preparations for the 2021 Census. The attached document explains in more detail, or go to www.dorsetforyou.com/census-test-2017 for more information.

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    Downloads: 640

  • The Indices of Deprivation 2015 - a summary report for Dorset County Council

    01 December 2015

    The English Indices of Deprivation helps identify and prioritise areas to assist the government and other agencies both national and local in narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country

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    Downloads: 1318

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Jobs paid less than the living wage

    01 October 2015

    32,000 employee jobs in Dorset are paid less than the living wage. A decent living wage helps improve quality of life by covering the basic cost of living and reducing poverty. This edition of Our Communities pulls out a local perspective on a recently released national dataset.

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    Downloads: 706

  • Our Communities Topic Report – The English Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015

    01 October 2015

    This edition of Our Communities includes the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. In a national context Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation coming 128th out of 152. However as the report shows there are pockets of deprivation particularly in Weymouth & Portland.

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    Downloads: 995

  • Our Communities Topic Report – NINo registrations

    01 October 2015

    A NINo is generally required by any overseas national looking to work or claim benefits/tax credits in the UK. The number of migrants registering for a National Insurance number has increased by almost 400 in the past year, and the origin of migrants is changing as transitional employment restrictions on European Union member countries change.

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    Downloads: 684

  • Research Matters 4 - Ask Dorset Public Engagement Results

    01 August 2015

    Ask Dorset was the biggest community engagement exercise undertaken by Dorset County

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    Downloads: 807

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Skills in Dorset

    01 August 2015

    Dorset has a relatively older workforce compared to the national picture. Increasing skills in the workforce is key to increasing productivity, along with investment, innovation, competition and enterprise. More people need to be trained to both meet expansion demand for high skill jobs and to replace those with skills and experience retiring from the workforce.

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    Downloads: 661

  • Census Story - Home Ownership

    01 August 2013

    Between 2001 and 2011 the number of Dorset households increased by about 12,200 to a total of 180,200 by 2011.

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    Downloads: 567