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  • 17 May 2017
    New unemployment data for April 2017
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for April 2017 were released on Wednesday 17 May 2017 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the new headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

    Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124&geoTypeId=
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in April 2017 was 6,095 or 2.2% of 16-64 year old population (England 1.9%). This represents an increase of +60 on the previous month, and an increase of +355 claimants on the same time last year. The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (0.8%), with Bradford the highest (2.8%).

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,390 or 3.5% of the population aged 18-24 (England 2.8%), -25 lower than last month and +10 higher than the same time last year. Over the period October 2015 to September 2016, 1,524 decisions to apply a sanction or claim disallowed ('adverse') were taken by Kirklees Jobcentres, an average of 127 per month (Source: Gov.uk).

    There are two ways of measuring unemployment. The alternative method to the claimant count is the Annual Population Survey which is less accurate, but counts people who are not eligible for benefit that are out of work and actively seeking work. In Kirklees the latest model-based unemployment figure was 11,300 or 5.4% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 4.8%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 9,200 and 13,400 (4.3% to 6.5%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted; nevertheless the trend has been downwards, and the latest figure for people surveyed between January 2016 and December 2016 is statistically significantly lower than January 2012-December 2012.

  • 11 May 2017
    Gross Value Added (income approach)
    Gross value added (GVA) is a measure of the increase in the value of the economy due to the production of goods and services. It is measured at current basic prices, which include the effect of inflation, excluding taxes (less subsidies) on products (for example, Value Added Tax). GVA plus taxes (less subsidies) on products is equivalent to gross domestic product (GDP). In 2015 the GVA for Kirklees was £7.2bn which represents less than 1% of the England total of £1.433tn. Kirklees GVA per head is £16,594 (England £26,159). Nationally, Westminster has the highest GVA per head (£221,103) with Blaenau Gwent the lowest at £10,980. In 1997 manufacturing accounted for 28% of GVA in Kirklees (England 17%), by 2015 this had shrunk to 18.3% (England 9.7%).

    The GVA(I) estimates presented here are on a workplace basis (allocated to the location where the economic activity takes place).

    GVA(I) per head of population is a useful way of comparing regions of different size and is an important indicator for both domestic and European policy purposes. Total GVA(I) estimates in millions of pounds (£m) are divided by the total resident population of a region (including the economically inactive) to give GVA per head in pounds (£).

    While GVA(I) per head can be a useful way of comparing regions of different size, comparisons can be affected by commuting flows into or out of the region. Small areas, such as local authorities, can be subject to very large distortions and this should be borne in mind when interpreting the statistics as an indicator of relative economic prosperity. GVA per head is not a measure of productivity. Source of narrative is Nomis.
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    • 25 April 2017
      New unemployment data for March 2017
      Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for March 2017 were released on Wednesday 12 April 2017 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the new headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

      Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124&geoTypeId=
      Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

      The unemployment total for Kirklees in March 2017 was 6,035 or 2.2% of 16-64 year old population (England 1.9%). This represents an increase of +130 on the previous month, and an increase of +275 claimants on the same time last year. The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (0.8%), with Bradford the highest (2.8%).

      Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,415 or 3.5% of the population aged 18-24 (England 2.8%), +65 higher than last month and +35 higher than the same time last year. Over the period October 2015 to September 2016, 1,524 decisions to apply a sanction or claim disallowed ('adverse') were taken by Kirklees Jobcentres, an average of 127 per month (Source: Gov.uk).

      There are two ways of measuring unemployment. The alternative method to the claimant count is the Annual Population Survey which is less accurate, but counts people who are not eligible for benefit that are out of work and actively seeking work. In Kirklees the latest model-based unemployment figure was 11,900 or 5.8% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 5.0%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 9,800 and 14,000 (4.9% to 6.9%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted; nevertheless the trend has been downwards, and the latest figure for people surveyed between October 2015 and September 2016 is statistically significantly lower than October 2012-September 2012.

    • 07 April 2017
      Sports profile 2016
      • The Sport England Local Sport Profile is designed to help make the best use of a wide variety of data when thinking about how to invest in sport locally. This profile contains locally available data on a range of topics including:

        Demographics - Data relating to the demographic nature and physical geography of the area.
        Health - Data on the health of the local population.
        Participation - Statistics on the participation of adults in sporting and recreation activities.
        Facilities - Numbers of, and ownership of, facilities in the local area and Clubmarked accredited clubs.
        Economy - Data on local sport businesses, new business activity, employment and financial performance.
        Comparators - Comparisons with nearest local authority statistical neighbours (based on the CIPFA model).

        More information can be found at http://localsportprofile.sportengland.org
      • 07 April 2017
        Child Health Profile March 2017
        • This Health Profile provides a snapshot of child health in Kirklees area. It is designed to help the local authority and health services improve the health and wellbeing of children and tackle health inequalities.

          Key findings

          Children and young people under the age of 20 years make up 25.3% of the population of Kirklees. 38.7% of school children are from a minority ethnic group.

          The health and wellbeing of children in Kirklees is mixed compared with the England average. The infant mortality rate is worse than the England average. The child mortality rate is similar to the England average.

          The level of child poverty is worse than the England average with 21.3% of children aged under 16 years living in poverty. The rate of family homelessness is better than the England average.

          Children in Kirklees have average levels of obesity: 8.9% of children aged 4-5 years and 20.6% of children aged 10-11 years are classified as obese.

          Smoking in pregnancy is known to increase the risk of a baby having a low birthweight. The percentage of women smoking in pregnancy is similar to the England average, with 11.1% of women smoking while pregnant. The percentage of babies being born with a low birthweight is higher than the England average.

          There were 650 children in care at 31 March 2015, which equates to a higher rate than the England average.

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