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Black Country People Reports

LEP Intelligence Report - Labour Market Intelligence
Date: April 2014
A paper for the Local Enterprise Partnership Employment and Skill Board detailing the latest data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey and the Department for Education GCSE Performance Tables
Black Country Skills Barometer 2014
Date: July 2014
The Black Country Skills Barometer 2014 provides the latest data on skils for the workforce, skills for the unemployed, skills for the future workforce and apprenticeships all in the context of the announcement from Central Government regarding the Local Growth Deal
Black Country Education and Skills Barometer
Date: Nov 2012

This report focuses on the ‘People indicators’ in the Black Country Performance Management Framework.

It includes information on Skills, Qualifications, Pupil Performance and GCSE performance. A picture of current activity in terms of further and higher education as well as NEETs and Year 11 Destinations are also explored.

Black Country Transformational Sectors Skills Gaps
Date: March 2012

The Black Country Economic Assessment identified five sectors that are key to the transformation of the Black Country. These are:

• Advanced Manufacturing
• Building Technologies
• Transport Technologies
• Business Services
• Environmental Technologies

This report identifies the specific skills gaps identified by companies within each sector and looks at areas that need to be prioritised.

Black Country Education & Skills Barometer
Date: Nov 2011

This report focuses on the ‘People indicators’ in the Black Country Performance Management Framework.

It includes information on Worklessness, Skills, Qualifications, Pupil Performance and GCSE performance. A picture of current activity in terms of further and higher education as well as skills needs and factors effecting worklessness are also explored.

Black Country IMD Barometer
Date: Apr 2011

Results of the overall ID for the Black Country and detailed maps illustrating the 7 sub-domains including
•  Income
•  Employment
•  Health, Deprivation & Disability
•  Education, Skills and Training

Black Country People Barometer
Date: Nov 2010

This report focuses on the ‘People indicators’ in the Black Country Performance Management Framework.

The report includes information on Worklessness, Skills, Qualifications, Pupil Performance and GCSE performance and Health. A picture of current activity in terms of further and higher education as well as skills needs and factors effecting worklessness are also explored.

Black Country People Barometer
Date: Nov 2009

This report focuses on the ‘People indicators’ in the Black Country Performance Management Framework.
The report includes information on Worklessness, Skills, Qualifications, Pupil Performance, GCSE performance including interventions, which help provide a picture of current activity.

Black Country Education Barometer
Date: Dec 2008

This report looks at the progress made in Key Stages 1-4 throughout the Black Country over the last twelve months and examines examples of best practice.

Black Country Sports Barometer
Date: Apr 2008

This is the third annual Black Country Sports Barometer which sets out the overall sport and active recreation performance against the National Framework for sport outcomes.

Black Country Health Barometer
Date: Apr 2008

This report, which is the third annual Black Country Health Barometer, analyses key indicators from a Black Country perspective and monitors progress since the 2005 Black Country baseline report.

Black Country ID Barometer Report
Date: Mar 2008

Results of the overall ID for the Black Country and detailed maps illustrating the 7 sub-domains including

• Income

• Employment

• Health, Deprivation & Disability

• Education, Skills and Training

Black Country PE, School Sport and Club Links Barometer
Date: Mar 2008

This special report looks examines the PESSCL survey, looking at participation in School Sport be year group and looking at PE in the national curriculum.

There is also an analysis of gifted and talented pupils.

Black Country Education Barometer
Date: Dec 2007


This report revisits the indicators set out in the 2005 baseline report and monitors the progress made in the last 12 months across Key Stages 1-4.

Sports Barometer - Special Edition: Active Persons
Date: May 2007

This barometer provides the Black Country results for each of the six Key Performance Indicators from the Sport England Active Person’s Survey. Other relevant results are benchmarked against national, regional and local results.

Black Country Education Barometer
Date: Dec 2006

This report revisits the indicators set out in the 2005 baseline report and monitors the progress made in the last 12 months.

Black Country Health Barometer
Date: Dec 2006

This report, which is the second annual Black Country Health Barometer, analyses key indicators from a Black Country perspective and monitors progress since the 2005 Black Country baseline report

Sports Barometer
Date: Nov 2006

This report provides a benchmark to steer the actions needed to increase participation in sport and active recreation in the Black Country.

IMD 2004 Barometer Report
Date: Aug 2006

Results of the overall ID for the Black Country and detailed maps illustrating the 7 sub-domains including
•  Income
•  Employment
•  Health, Deprivation & Disability
•  Education, Skills and Training

Assisted Area Review
Date: Mar 2006

This report provides a response to the government’s consultation on the review of the ‘Assisted Areas Map’ and provides a detailed spatial analysis of a range of indicators.

Black Country Education Barometer
Date: Dec 2005

This report provides the baseline for the BC for 29 key education performance indicators (e.g. KS1-4 etc.) and provides a comparison with England.  These will be monitored annually so that we can evaluate the impact of our collective actions.

Black Country Health Barometer
Date: Oct 2005

This report provides the baseline and an analysis for the BC for 14 key national indicators (e.g. life expectancy, infant mortality etc.).

Black Country Sports Barometer
Date: Sept 2005

This report provides the baseline and an analysis for the BC in relation to the 7 main outcomes from the National Framework for Sport.

Ethnicity Barometer
Date: June 2005

This report covers ethnicity by Number of People, Age & Sex, Economic Activity, Qualifications, Employment and Population Density. It is based on a 2004 EKOS report entitled Ethnic Minority Regional Data.

Knowledge Economy Edition II
Date: Dec 2004

This report evaluates progress against the baseline for the Black Country in terms of reaching the Black Country vision of ‘being a premier leaguer player in the Knowledge Economy’

Education Barometer
Date: Oct 2004

 This report brings together evidence on the key education trends in the Black Country and was created to stimulate an informed discussion on the key challenges facing the sub-region.

Black Country Barometer
Date: Spring 2004

Analysis of indicators relating to:
• Learning – Qualification levels, an analysis of HESA data on   HE Destinations, an analysis of University of Wolverhampton graduate destination, Commuting Patterns

• Economy – Labour market including economic activity/inactivity, employment, unemployment and self employment

Knowledge Economy Edition I
Date: Feb 2004

Using the three ‘architecture’ models this report provide three related perspectives on the Knowledge Economy in the Black Country and sets a baseline against which progress can be monitored.

Black Country Barometer
Date: Winter 2003

Analysis of indicators relating to:
• Learning – Key Stage II and III, GCSE/League tables including a spatial analysis
• Economy – Investors in People, Wages by Occupation, Jobs by sector and firm size
• Expert commentary provided by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton

Black Country Barometer
Date: Autumn 2003

Analysis of indicators relating to:
• Environment – House prices and sales
• Health – Teenage conceptions, life expectancy, population and health of the nation
• People – Crime