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Please click on this link:  for demographic information concerning the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment in Bolton, including data from the latest census. 

The Greater Manchester Growth Plan has been produced by the Greater Manchester Economic Advisory Panel. The Panel were asked to reflect on the radically-changed economic circumstances since the Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER) and then the Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) were written, to help advise on the best routes to recovery and sustainable economic growth for Greater Manchester.

Its primary purpose is to help drive the polity – local, central government, business – towards the decisions the evidence suggests need to be taken to help drive economic growth. The Growth Plan includes 10 hard hitting recommendations for steps by public and private sector partners in Manchester and national Government to accelerate economic growth.

The Greater Manchester Growth Plan summary report is available to download here (1003kb)

The evidence base is available from here (8136kb)

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The Local Economic Assessment (LEA) was produced by New Economy in partnership with the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan. It provides a detailed analysis of the Greater Manchester economy and is organised around the themes of business, people and place. The document also includes individual chapters for each of the local authorities in the conurbation.

Download the Greater Manchester Local Economic Assessment:

Greater Manchester LEA Summary

Download the individual chapters:

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This North West Research Collaboration has resulted in the development of a core indicator set, which provide key data for the North West LEP areas and their constituent local authority areas, covering:

  • Demography;
  • Skills;
  • Sustainable Economy;
  • Future Outlook;
  • Health & Well Being; and
  • Quality of Life.

The most recent datasets are available for download here (461kb)

In addition to the data above, information on the following environmental indicators is available by clicking on the links below:

The following reports also provide useful information on the environment, looking at waste crime across the UK and sustainable businesses:

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The Integrated Greater Manchester Assessment (IGMA) brings together the evidence base around several different themes into a single integrated assessment. The principle underpinning the Assessment process is that a shared evidence base, setting out the conurbation’s needs in a robust and joined up way, is a vital enabler in developing an integrated policy response on the key Greater Manchester (GM) priorities.

Researchers from a range of agencies, with support and input from local academia, have worked together through Greater Manchester’s Research Forum to produce the refresh and update the IGMA for 2014. As in 2013, this latest iteration of IGMA is structured into chapters so that it can be taken as a whole document or broken down into individual thematic reports that delve deeper into the issues for that policy area. These chapters are:

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This new strategy for Greater Manchester fuses together our strong plans for reforming public services with a continued drive for growth and prosperity. Our objective is to sustain progress whilst eliminating the gap between the taxes we raise and the resources we expend on public services. We want to deliver services differently, more efficiently and reduce the level of demand for those services, by bringing more people into higher quality work.

More information can be found by visiting the AGMA website

Data that shows the fall in wages between 2007 and 2012 at a Local Authority level. Data shown is change in gross hourly pay (median) 2007 - 2012.

An overview of the demographics and economy of Bolton using a range of statitics to look at such topics as business, industry, employment, earnings, benefits and forecasting changes that may occur to the Bolton economy.

Report detailing how Northern England faces several important demographic changes over the next twenty five years: substantial ageing of the population, transition to a more ethnically diverse population against a backdrop of only a moderate overall growth with considerable variations between the most and least successful local areas. The report examines the past and future demographic changes in northern England and their implications for the health of the population, the size of the labour force and the number of households, drawing out the implications for public policy.

Commissioned by the five Merseyside PCTs, this report provides an evidence review of: the impacts of recession on mental and phyical health and wellbeing; local level interventions and service delivery models to support people in mitigtaing or dealing with the consequences of the impacts; impacts on different population groups.

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