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Progress in the Region

Progress in the Region 2009 (March 2010) cover

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Find out how Yorkshire and Humber is performing on the economy, environment and society.

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Progress in the Region

This section contains information that will allow you to find out what progress has been made in our region. The information here is primarily of interest for the region's policy makers and provides analysis of economic and policy drivers affecting the region.

The Annual Progress in the Region reports, and the accompanying Progress in the Sub/City Region reports, can be accessed using the sub-navigation menu on the left of this page.

We also have an interactive map feature which allows you to see how our region is doing over a range of indicators. This is called Progress in the Region Live and can be found here:

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The Quality of Life Index is a new indicator which combines a series of 13 individual datasets to produce a single score. Further information about the methodology used to develop the Quality of Life index can be found here:

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Introduction to city regions

The concept of city regions is about geographical areas relating to people's whole lives: that is, the area in which most people live, travel to work, go to school, shop and spend their leisure time. In other words city regions represent the interconnection of markets for jobs, housing and the supply of goods or services, and go beyond the traditional administrative boundaries such as local authority borders.

City regions join more than one city together in terms of strategic planning - for example, on economic development, physical planning or strategic housing - and governance arrangements, such as through executive boards.

Yorkshire and Humber has three city regions: Hull and Humber Ports, Sheffield and Leeds. In the north of the region lies the sub-region of North Yorkshire, parts of which are also in the Leeds City Region.

Yorkshire Futures is committed to supporting sub and city regional research and intelligence and through its partnership working is developing an evidence base that links economic growth and prosperity to wider issues including quality of life, environment, diversity and equality.


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