Announcement 28 May 2014
In September 2013 ONS launched a public consultation on non-statutory statistical products to seek user views to inform necessary reductions to statistical outputs in order to make cost savings. On 10 February 2014 ONS produced a statement outlining a response to this consultation. As part of this consultation, the Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles product was one of a number of outputs for which user views were sought on the impact if the outputs were reduced or discontinued. In the ONS response to this consultation the biannual Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles were identified as a high impact product with less widespread support.
On 28 May 2014 ONS announced its updated response to the Consultation on Statistical Products. This mentions that the Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles will be stopped as no alternative solutions for producing them have been found. No updates for the November 2013 release are therefore planned, and the Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles have now been discontinued.
Last update 29 November 2013
The Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles aim to help Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) use official statistics to better understand the economic, social and environmental picture for the LEPs and the local authority areas within them.
Since the first LEPs were announced in October 2010, a number of new LEPs have subsequently been formed. The current LEP Profiles reflect the 39 LEPs which were in existence as at 29 November 2013.
The LEP Profiles are based on a slimmed down version of the Local Profiles. These LEP Profiles have been developed over time and are now available as an interactive mapping tool in addition to interactive Excel workbooks. The mapping tool helps visualise data from six different themes at the LEP and the local authority level. They can be used to compare different LEPs on a variety of indicators and to view the change of some indicators over time.
1. LEP Comparator Profiles
The LEP Comparator Profiles enable derived official statistics to be compared between two selectable LEPs, a selectable local authority and England.
2. LEP Local Authority Comparator Profiles
The LEP Local Authority Comparator Profiles enable official statistics to be compared for each of the local authority areas within a selectable LEP, and for all LEPs to be compared.
Interactive mapping tool
The interactive tool displays two maps, one for LEP level data and another for local authority level data, along with a data table, line chart and bar chart for any selected indicator. This tool enables users to compare indicators across LEPs and also to compare indicators across local authorities within a selected LEP. Users can also switch to view a single map version which presents one large map which can be use to explore LEP and local authority data in more detail. A User Guide, for the interactive mapping tool is available.
4. Local Authority by Local Enterprise Partnership Spreadsheet
An Excel spreadsheet (69 Kb) is available showing the Local Authority to LEP relationship as at October 2013. Please note a small number of local authorities belong to two LEPs.
Please be aware that in some versions of Excel, upon opening these spreadsheets, you may get a Security warning. Please click on the Options box and 'Enable this content'.
If you encounter problems opening the files online, you may find it better to save the files to your PC and then opening the application from there.
If using Internet Explorer, right click the link to the profile required and Save Target As...when you save the file make sure that the file has the correct file extension, if it says Save as type: Zip file (or other file type with Zip in the name) then change it to a Microsoft Office Excel Macro-Enabled Worksheet (which has an xlsm file extension).
If you do not see the extension with the filename then add the extension in there and put the whole filename in quotations, for example: "LEP_Profiles_local_authority_comparator.xlsm" and then save it.
Feedback and comments on these LEP Profiles are welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org