The Devonomics website allows you to view data on key aspects of the Devon economy. The website is split into three categories, each with their own sub categories displaying a range of data. The categories and data ranges are:
- Skills, Employment, Population, Unemployment, Deprivation, Income & Monthly JSA Analysis
- Economic Geography, Housing, Environment & Population
- Employment, Income, Sector Employment, Business, Output & Productivity
To access the datasets click on a category and then choose a sub category. A menu of the available datasets under this category will be displayed on the screen. When you select a dataset, in most cases, it will default to a line graph, which displays time series data for Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Somerset and the UK. From this page you will be able to access the table of data and/or an interactive map. You will also be able to access the other datasets that fall within this sub category to the left of the page.
The data is presented in a number of ways to aid visual interpretation:
These graphs display the data in a time series, the dates of these vary depending on the data that is available. The District data is generally presented using line graphs with a few exceptions. Each of the districts is compared with data from Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Somerset and UK. Where the data is not available at district level Devon is compared with the neighbouring authorities of Torbay, Plymouth and Somerset, and the UK.
The table displays the information presented in the line graph. In the case where the data is released quarterly, the latest four quarters are shown in the table. If the data is released yearly, the last five years will be shown in the table.
The map function displays the data interactively on a map, as well as a pie chart, bar chart and line graph. The maps will either be the district boundaries or upper tier authority boundaries. Hovering over an area on the map displays the data on the charts. You can also click on one area and hover over another to compare areas. If you click on the data button, you can view the other datasets in that category.
For some datasets time series data is not appropriate. In these cases bubble charts are used to compare Devon and districts. The bubbles have been drawn to scale based on the sizes of figures. For example the district with the highest GVA for a particular sector will have the largest bubble and the remaining districts will be sized in proportion to this.
Data User Guide:
Where quarterly dates have been used for Job Seekers Allowance data they are based on yearly quarters e.g. Jan-Mar and not financial year quarters. Where Annual Population Survey (APS) data has been used, data is shown on a quarterly basis but each quarter covers a year’s data. The APS is a sample survey so the responses reflect only a small proportion of the total population, because of this confidence intervals apply to the data. The smaller the sample size the larger the confidence interval, for example confidence intervals are higher at a district level than they are at an upper tier level, so data has to be interpreted with some level of caution. In some instances where the sample size is too small, the data becomes statistically unreliable therefore the figures are unavailable. This can be seen on some of the charts presented where there is missing data within the time series.
For national comparisons UK data is used, where this is unavailable England is used and in the absence of this geography, Great Britain has been selected.
Datasets will be updated when new releases become available. Narrative text is reviewed annually.