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 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 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 Profiles will be stopped as no alternative solutions for producing them have been found.
No updates for the October 2013 release are therefore planned, and the Local Profiles have now been discontinued.
Last Updated 31 October 2013
The Local Profiles aim to help local authorities use official statistics to better understand the economic, social and environmental picture for their area, and have been developed using data that will be of use to analysts, economists and policy makers involved in preparing local plans and strategies.
Local Profiles are available as an interactive mapping tool. Within this tool, individual theme reports for each topic can be downloaded as Excel workbooks. Please enable macros when opening the files as this allows the tool to display data for the areas you select.
These files are Excel 97-2003 spreadsheets. If you are using a more recent version of Excel you may see the message 'security warning some active content has been disabled' when you open a Local Profile. In this case, click on 'Options...' and then select Enable this content'.
All of the Excel theme reports can be downloaded here:
Child Poverty (Excel 3.3 Mb)
Demography (Excel 4.3 Mb)
Economic Context (Excel 2.3 Mb)
Employment (Excel 3.9 Mb)
Enterprise (Excel 2.3 Mb)
Environment (Excel 1.6 Mb)
Housing (Excel 2.1 Mb)
Inclusion (Excel 2.5 Mb)
Skills (Excel 2.3 Mb)
Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles, which display data for a variety of different topics at the Local Enterprise Partnership level, are also available.