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Swo coordinated response

  1. 1. <ul><li>A Coordinated Approach to LEAs in the South West </li></ul><ul><li>Lorna Gibbons </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>30 th June 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is the South West Observatory? <ul><li>A network of experts sharing resources and working towards a common vision that all policy and decision making in and about the region is based on sound evidence. </li></ul>To be the first stop shop for intelligence in, and about, the region <ul><li>Promoting the best use of good evidence in policy and decision making in and about the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling a shared understanding of the region and its parts </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining and developing a well-functioning intelligence network within the region that enhances the work of all its members. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In 2008, ahead of the then proposed duty for upper-tier authorities to conduct LEAs, SWO chaired an event and asked Local Authorities how the Observatory and RIEP could help </li></ul><ul><li>The answer was co-ordination and doing things to assist the LEA process that could be done once for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>The wide buy-in informed an action plan which led to RIEP funding for a new Local Economic Assessment Evidence Coordinator, employed by the Core Unit </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The LEA Evidence Coordinator post has aimed to encourage consistent and comparable economic assessment data and method across the region, to encourage more collaborative working to save costs, to help address local authority capacity and skills constraints in economic assessment, to share best practice and to enable joint commissioning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Specifically in the South West: </li></ul><ul><li>We have achieved consensus around a set of common Core Indicators for LEAs, SWO has provided this data to Local Authorities. </li></ul><ul><li>SWO has led a joint commission on behalf of 15 Local Authorities, the South West RDA and South West Councils for work to map Functional Economic Market Areas . </li></ul><ul><li>The co-ordinator regularly updates LEA leads with relevant information from local, regional and national sources, through emails, dedicated web pages on the SWO website and in person through meetings with Local Authorities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Core Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Steering group meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested data sources for answering key questions </li></ul><ul><li>Followed themes of CLG guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Starting point </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.swo.org.uk/resources/local-economic-assessments/core-indicators/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2. Functional Economic Market Areas </li></ul><ul><li>functional area over which the local economy and its key markets operate will not necessarily adhere to administrative boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Every Upper Tier LA wanted to understand their FEMAs </li></ul><ul><li>Not intended to give ‘the answer’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>100 layers </li></ul><ul><li>LSOA level data where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Combined into projects </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Distance to food store </li></ul><ul><li>Distance to GP premises </li></ul><ul><li>Distance to Post Office </li></ul><ul><li>Distance to primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Further Education Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Demography </li></ul><ul><li>Pensionable age </li></ul><ul><li>Population change 2001-08 </li></ul><ul><li>Population forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>Working age population </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>2009 affordability ratio </li></ul><ul><li>2009 median house price </li></ul><ul><li>Natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>National parks </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Retail catchments 1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Retail catchments 1-3 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Average distance to work </li></ul><ul><li>Business units </li></ul><ul><li>Claimants </li></ul><ul><li>Commuting self cont </li></ul><ul><li>Economic inactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Employment by occupational group </li></ul><ul><li>Forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>FTE workers </li></ul><ul><li>GVA change </li></ul><ul><li>GVA total </li></ul><ul><li>IDBR age bands </li></ul><ul><li>IDBR local units </li></ul><ul><li>IDBR local units size </li></ul><ul><li>Job density </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge economy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge economy locational quotient </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral employment by Broad Industrial Group </li></ul><ul><li>Self employment 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Sole traders and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>TTWAS 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>TTWAS 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Value tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly income </li></ul><ul><li>Work from home </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace earnings </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>IMD score </li></ul><ul><li>Claimant count </li></ul><ul><li>Claimants LSOA </li></ul><ul><li>Out of work benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>GCSE score </li></ul><ul><li>Skills no-qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Skills NVQ3+ </li></ul><ul><li>Skills NVQ4+ </li></ul><ul><li>Places </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Market Towns classification </li></ul><ul><li>Brownfield </li></ul><ul><li>Growth points </li></ul><ul><li>Local Delivery Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Rateable value </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically significant cities and towns </li></ul><ul><li>Previous FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Housing markets </li></ul><ul><li>LGA zones </li></ul><ul><li>South West RDA character zones </li></ul><ul><li>South West RDA functional zones </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Employment in public administration, education and health </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Employment in public administration, education and health </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>3. Other ways of working towards consistency of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>SLIM – Module of the SWO </li></ul><ul><li>YPLA – National Employer Skills Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Patent data – Bought by the Observatory for the Upper tier Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Agency </li></ul><ul><li>SWO Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>ONS </li></ul><ul><li>LA LEA Steering groups </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>