Last updated 31 May 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 31 May 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.
A User Guide, Article(s) and the interactive mapping tool are available:
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.
There are also two Excel workbooks for the LEP Profiles:
1. LEP Comparator Profiles
Excel 2003 (5 Mb)
The LEP Comparator Profiles were first published in April 2011, and enable derived official statistics to be compared between two LEPs, a selectable local authority and England.
2. LEP Local Authority Comparator Profiles
Excel 2003 (9 Mb)
The LEP Local Authority Comparator Profiles were first published in January 2012 to enable official statistics to be compared for each of the local authority areas within each LEP, and for all LEPs to be compared.
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 filetype 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