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The links and document below are the main resources
for business and economy data and research. As well as
the top level analysis, there are key graphs or graphics available
to download or insert into your own documents, and more detailed analysis if you
are interested in more in-depth statistics, including monthly
Labour Market Analysis. Refer to
other recommended sources if you can't find what you're
Top level analysis
economy at a glance - a simple summary of all the
essential facts on Cornwall’s economy including how we measure up
to other unitaries and counties (December 2012).
- Cost of
Living - This paper highlights some indicators of the cost of
living in Cornwall. Where possible, costs are compared to regional
or national levels (December 2012).
- key messages on people out of work in Cornwall and barriers to
employment (December 2012).
- Is rapid
growth the right target? - Think piece on post-recession
approaches to growth (Note: archived document, Jan 2010)
Graphs and graphics
Economic activity (download original image) -
Proportions of people employed and unemployed, by
Unemployment and jobseekers allowance claimants (download
original image) - the
unemployment and Jobseeker Allowance claimant rates since 2005.
Deprivation Index - The Economic Deprivation Index (EDI) is a
measure of economic deprivation for small areas.
- Economic monthly monitoring - a detailed
monthly report on the international, national and local economic
- Labour Market Analysis - a detailed
monthly document which examines the latest labour market data for
Cornwall focusing on the Jobseekers Allowance claimant count,
vacancy data and the most recent material from the Annual
- Cornwall Retail Study - The first
ever study to look at the retail picture on a countywide basis. It
forms part of the Local Development Framework (planning and
development policy) evidence base.
- Employment Land Review - A detailed technical
study into the future demand for, and supply of, employment space
in Cornwall. It forms part of the Local Development Framework
(planning and development policy) evidence base.
- Nomis web - detailed and
up-to-date labour market (and key population) statistics from
official sources for local areas throughout the UK. Includes
unemployment and working age benefit statistics.
- Office for National
Statistics - the Government's official statistics website.
- South West Observatory (economy) -
The South West region has an evidence resource. The
economy theme contains local profiles, forecasts and
Eurostat - The main statistics website for the European
Union. Includes compariable indicators for all regions of
Europe. Data for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can be
found under 'Regional Statistics'.