Inclusive Economy

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The Organisation for Economy Cooperation and Development (OECD) defines inclusive as "economic growth that creates opportunity for all segments of the population and distributes the dividends of increased prosperity, both in monetary and non-monetary terms, fairly across society".

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) have identified a list of 18 Inclusive growth monitor indicators which they feel will provide a good benchmark of how an area is performing. This dataset provides data on each indicator. The report and supporting documents can be found at Inclusive growth indicators for cities .

We have used these indicators to create an Inclusive Economy Calderdale project data pack. In each indicator, Calderdale is compared against the Leeds City Region and 'Best Borough in the North'.

Leeds City Region is a Local enterprise region of ten authorities in Yorkshire: Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Best Borough in the North is a group of northern authorities which Calderdale Council benchmarks its corporate performance against: Barnsley, Bolton, Bury, Calderdale, Doncaster, Gateshead, Kirklees, Knowsley, North Tyneside, Oldham, Rochdale, Rotherham, Sefton, South Tyneside, St Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and Wirral.

The data in these resources are from several sources. Each resource in this dataset includes the data source used.

The Inclusive Economy Calderdale data pack is being used as to monitor progress with the Calderdale Inclusive Economy Strategy and as part of the Kindness and Resilience data pack for the We are Calderdale assembly. It has previously contributed to the Grow the Economy data pack for State of Calderdale events in 2018 and 2017.



In 2016 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned Sheffield Hallam University to develop an 'inclusive growth monitor': a set of measure of prosperity and inclusion for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The monitor helps LEPs monitor indicators of poverty alongside indicators of growth, and to enable a broader understanding of how different aspects of growth and poverty differ between LEPs and over time. This is the data set from the 2017 monitor. It should be viewed in conjunction with the 2017 Inclusive Growth Report produced by the University of Manchester Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit on behalf of the JRF project.


Inclusive Economy Calderdale project data pack

Data source: Office of National Statistics Regional GVA(I) by local authority in the UK 31 March 2017, 2011 to 2015
Data source: Office of National Statistics Regional GVA(I) by local authority in the UK 31 March 2017, 2011 to 2015