Labour Market Intelligence (LMI), Strategies and Research


Read the latest quarterly economic review here

Statistics on the local economy can be found in the Local Economic Assessment for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as well as on the Derbyshire Mapping Portal and in the D2N2 Strategy for Growth.

Find statistical information on your target local authority or other local area using NOMIS an example for the region is provided below. Information on the number of businesses by sector and area are produced by the Office for National Statistics website and the Centre for Cities provides a range of statistics on population, business start-ups, skills, employment and earnings, CO2 emissions, housing and wellbeing.

Individual Local Authorities also produce profiles of their area for example this from High Peak.

Labour Market Profile for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the following profiles bring together data from several sources. Details about these and related terminology are given in the definitions section. Click here for the D2N2 Profile


Driven by sector specific business groups, established to identify ways in which the economic impact can be maximised through driving growth, training and employment opportunities for local people, these plans aim to support the D2N2’s objective to create 55,000 new private sector jobs by 2023. Skills plans are available for the following nine sectors:

  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Food and Drink
  • Manufacturing
  • Low Carbon
  • Life Sciences
  • Skills Prospectus
  • Transport Equipment Manufacturing
  • Visitor Economy

Click here to access more information on the 'Skills Plans'.

D2N2 LEP Sector Action Development Plans

D2N2 Board has drawn all the views of partners and recommendations from the Sector Action Plans, commissioned for the eight key sectors and the Innovation strand, and to support the preparation of an EU Implementation Plan to set out the activities that they are looking to commission through the EU Programme. Each plan provides detail on regional trends across a range of topics such as skills, employment, growth areas and innovation.

Click here to see the D2N2 Key Sector Plans.

Research and Useful Documents

  • Skills Mismatch Report - July 2017. The Skills Mismatch Report for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire provides a number of insights into the composition and dynamics of the area’s labour markets particular skills demand, skills shortage, undersupply and oversupply of provision. The report identifies a number of ways technical education provision in D2N2 could be re-balanced to better capitalise on these opportunities. While in many ways course provision reflects the needs of local employers, there is also potential significant under and oversupply of certain courses. Read the full report here: D2N2 Skills Mismatch Report.