Regional Reports

North West Quarterly Outlook

Providing a core indicator dataset for the North West region and its local authorities. The Quarterly Outlook is available for download below.


North West Annual Assessment

The North West Annual Assessment presents the latest information on the North West’s economy. It summarises a number of indicators across five themes: demography and skills; economy; place; health, wellbeing and quality of life; and environment.

A copy of the assessment can be downloaded here (90kb)


North West Labour Market Performance

This study analyses the flow of working age people between the three main economic statuses of employment, unemployment and inactivity within the region. The analysis considers the characteristics of the people in the different statuses and also summarises long-term forecasts for the regional economy.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (416kb)


Welfare reform

This report summarises the potential impacts of the Government’s welfare reforms on the North West of England: on its people, services, housing and the wider economy.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (1664kb)


North West Energy Assets

This report provides an overview of the current energy assets within the North West in relation to power production, distribution and future potential.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (695kb)


Economic growth benefits of cleaner and healthier water

An assessment of the economic growth benefits of the cleaner and healthier water bodies across the five North West LEP areas.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (1621kb)


Economic impact of flooding

An assessment of work undertaken in 2009 by the NWDA on the potential economic impact of flooding due to climate change.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (258kb)


Environmental non-compliance

A spatial assessment of the environmental non compliance cases within the North West, and the potential economic impacts of non compliance.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (1166kb)


Sustainable housing developments

An analysis of the potential for sustainable large scale housing developments within the north west and the incentives for large scale sustainable housing developments.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here (398kb)


Youth Unemployment: Analysis and Best Practice

To support public, private and third sector partners in the North West in developing effective responses to tackle youth unemployment, the Regional Leaders Board commissioned research to analyse the factors affecting youth participation at a local level and identify the support needs of young people and businesses. The study involved a detailed review of youth labour market participation data, surveys of over 450 young people and 230 employers, and the completion of a comprehensive literature review of policy and interventions across European and Anglo-Saxon countries.

A copy of the comprehensive baseline report is available for download here (6049kb)

A standalone ‘Call for Local Action’ summary document is also available for download here (76kb)

The key data used in the statistical analysis can be downloaded here (238kb).


For more information on our regional reports, please email Richard Cook or call 0161 237 4024.