South West Regional Accounts - March 2011 Release
The latest version of the South West Regional Accounts is now available. For more information about what's new click here.
An Economy Module paper, entitled South West Regional Accounts: 11 years of data, provides an overview of the key regional messages of the March 2011 release. It focuses on industrial and occupational structure and regional trade, aspects of the Accounts that may be less familiar to users. Moreover, it re-introduces the economic impact analysis tool developed from the Regional Accounts' input-output approach. Hopefully the headline analysis presented in this paper will give users a flavour of the types of analysis that can be performed using the SW Regional Accounts for different areas or sectors.
Whilst the South West RDA funding for the development of the SW Regional Accounts ended in August 2011, the latest version of the Accounts is still available for public access via this website. The Accounts remain an important tool to understand the structural make-up of the South West and sub-regional economy and remain an equally important tool in understanding the impact of specific interventions.
What are the South West Regional Accounts?
The South West Regional Accounts provide a detailed picture of the region’s economy through an easy to navigate, interactive database. Based on the best sources of published and unpublished sub-national datasets, the Accounts can be used to extract statistical information at the regional and sub-regional level for more than 100 industrial sectors. In addition, there is a selection of time series data for key economic statistics spanning 1998 to 2009.
The Accounts also incorporate an economic impact analysis tool that can be used to value the direct and indirect (multiplier effects) consequences of change within the economy, such as the relocation of a firm to the region.
The South West Regional Accounts were funded by the South West Regional Development Agency for the benefit of partners across the region. The Accounts are developed by Economic Systems Consultancy & Research.
Who are they for?
The South West Regional Accounts are a major information resource for people who work in economic development, policy or who teach or study economics.
How do I obtain the South West Regional Accounts?
The Accounts are available free of charge. You can interrogate the full Accounts via a specially designed piece of software called ECON|i. Alternatively, an abridged version of the Accounts can be accessed directly online.
Click here to download the full Accounts via ECON|i
Click here for the on-line version.
What data can be found in the Accounts?
The accounts contain detailed industry and sub-regional information on:
Gross value added (GVA)
Exports of goods
Spending on goods and services
Worker qualification and occupation structure
Information on household incomes
Along with other useful economic statistics. The latest model of the SW economy is for 2008. The time series dataset runs from 1998 to 2009.
Who can I contact for help with the South West Regional Accounts?
We have compiled some frequently asked questions about the Regional Accounts. If you still require assistance please contact the Economy Module.