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Release: Region and Country Profiles, Key Statistics and Profiles, October 2013

Released: 17 October 2013


Frances Sly

Sub-national Reporting

Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444813

Categories: People and Places, Communities, Neighbourhoods and Communities, Crime and Justice, Health and Social Care, Labour Market, Agriculture and Environment, Environment, Population, Travel and Transport, Children, Education and Skills, Business and Energy, Businesses, Economy, National Accounts, Regional Accounts, Personal Finances, Personal Income and Wealth

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Country, Region

In this release

  • East Midlands 10-year traffic increase was one of the highest in England
  • East of England had one of the lowest regional crime rates in 2012/13
  • London’s population was increasing the fastest among the regions in 2012
  • North East had the highest regional unemployment rate in mid-2013
  • North West had the lowest life expectancy in England in 2009 to 2011
  • Northern Ireland had the largest proportion of children in 2012
  • Scotland’s labour productivity equalled UK's in 2011
  • South East had the joint lowest regional unemployment rate in mid-2013
  • South West had the oldest population in the UK in 2012
  • Wales had one of the oldest populations in the UK in 2012
  • West Midlands: A fifth of the population were aged under 16 in 2012
  • Yorkshire and The Humber: 11.5% of adults had no qualifications
  • Region and Country Profiles - Directory of Tables
  • Region and Country Profiles Key Statistics Analysis - Notes on Sources, 2013
  • Reference tables (1)

Post publication note:

Following a review in 2013 of non-statutory statistical products to identify reductions to statistical outputs in order to make cost savings, a decision was made in August 2014 to discontinue the production of the Region and Country Profiles. No updates to these charts and tables are therefore planned.

Region and Country Profiles provides a source of essential statistics for the regions of England and the constituent countries of the UK (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). In addition to data tables, this release includes the annual set of Regional Profiles and Country Profiles, a series of stories that give key facts and figures in words, numbers and images about life and the economy in each of the regions and countries. This year we have added an interactive mapping and charting tool. The Directory of Tables gives an overview and lists all the individual tables for each topic.

Also in this series:

Population and Migration;

Social Indicators;



A larger set of tables was previously published in June 2011 as Regional Trends Online Tables.

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