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  • 25 March 2020
    2018 population projections
    2018 population projections
    The latest population projections for Kirklees were released 24 March 2020 and cover the period from 2018 to 2043. The Kirklees population is projected to increase from 438,700 in 2018 to 464,300 in 2043 (+25,500, 5.8%). Compared to the previous release in 2016, 2018 shows lower numbers with, for example, 464,100 people projected for 2041 compared to 472,000 in 2016. In the more accurate short-term the 2018-2028 increase is:

    Ages 0-15 -3,800 (-4.2%)
    Ages 16-64 +2,400 (0.9%)
    Ages 65 and over +13,300 (17.3%)
    Ages 85 and over + 2,500 (27%)
    All ages +11,800 (3%)

    Spreadsheet: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/resource/view?resourceId=4773

  • 25 March 2020
    Kirklees unemployment increases by 430 to 10,335 (February 2020)
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for February 2020 were released on Tuesday 17 March 2020 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the 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
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555


    The unemployment total for Kirklees in February 2020 was 10,335 or 3.8% of 16-64 year old population (England 3.0%). This represents an increase of +430 on the previous month, and an increase of +1,060 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). However, under Universal Credit a broader span of claimants are required to look for work than under Jobseeker's Allowance. As Universal Credit Full Service is rolled out in particular areas, the number of people recorded as being on the Claimant Count is therefore likely to rise.
    The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region Craven and York have the lowest unemployment (1.3%), with Bradford the highest (5.2%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (6.1%), with Kirkburton the lowest at 1.2%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 2,025 or 5.4% of the population aged 18-24 (England 4.1%), +70 higher than last month and +105 higher than the same time last year. However, the claimant count underestimates youth unemployment as not everyone is entitled to benefit or chooses to claim. From the Annual Population Survey it is estimated that the number of young people unemployed in West Yorkshire is around 40% higher compared to the claimant count.

    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 8,600 or 4.1% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 3.9%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 10,700 and 6,500 (3.1% to 5.1%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted; nevertheless the trend from this measure has been downwards, and the latest figure for people surveyed between October 2018 and September 2019 is statistically significantly lower than October 2010 and September 2011.

  • 13 March 2020
    Ward maps updated
    The pdf Electoral Ward maps have been updated with a now base map 'OS OpenMap - Local'. The previously used 'StreetView' base map has been discontinued by Ordnance Survey and with recent house building some new streets were missing. The maps are located under the 'Communities' theme within 'Related Documents' (sub folder 'Ward maps'). The ward maps can also be found at https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/information-and-data/area-and-ward-profiles.aspx
  • 11 March 2020
    GCSE results updated with 2019 data
    GCSE results for the following indicators have been updated with 2019 data:

    Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4
    % Pupils achieving English and mathematics GCSEs 5-9
    Progress 8
    Attainment 8 score

    In 2019 43% of pupils educated in Kirklees LEA schools achieved GCSE passes in both English and mathematics at scales 5-9 (England 2019 40%). In West Yorkshire, Calderdale had the highest rate at 47% with Bradford the lowest at 35%.

    The source of the data is Kirklees Council and Department of Education Performance Tables.

    Click on this link to access tables and maps: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=172
    Click on this link to access profiles: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=260

  • 24 February 2020
    Kirklees unemployment increases by 170 to 9,905 (January 2020)
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for January 2020 were released on Tuesday 18 February 2020 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the 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
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555


    The unemployment total for Kirklees in January 2020 was 9,905 or 3.6% of 16-64 year old population (England 2.9%). This represents an increase of +170 on the previous month, and an increase of +1,010 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). However, under Universal Credit a broader span of claimants are required to look for work than under Jobseeker's Allowance. As Universal Credit Full Service is rolled out in particular areas, the number of people recorded as being on the Claimant Count is therefore likely to rise.
    The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region Craven and York have the lowest unemployment (1.3%), with Bradford the highest (5.0%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (5.8%), with Denby Dale and Kirkburton the lowest at 1.1%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,955 or 5.2% of the population aged 18-24 (England 3.9%), +5 higher than last month and +160 higher than the same time last year. However, the claimant count underestimates youth unemployment as not everyone is entitled to benefit or chooses to claim. From the Annual Population Survey it is estimated that the number of young people unemployed in West Yorkshire is around twice as high compared to the claimant count.

    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 8,600 or 4.1% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 3.9%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 11,900 and 7,100 (5.6% to 3.4%), 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 July 2018 and June 2019 is statistically significantly lower than July 2010 and June 2011.

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