GM data insights

Greater Manchester data insights across a range of policy areas, including inequalities, health, and economic recovery.

Our collection of GM data insights contains data collated across different policy themes to provide an in-depth understanding of pressing policy challenges within Greater Manchester. It also serves as an evidence base for policymakers to develop more targeted and tailored policy responses to address key policy issues.

The links below contain data analyses across a range of areas, including inequalities, health and economic recovery.

Economic dashboard

This collection contains graphs showing the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (2007-09) and the COVID-19 pandemic on Greater Manchester boroughs. The datasets contain statistics on employment, unemployment, weekly wages, output and house prices. These indicators allow for comparisons across Greater Manchester boroughs with the North West of England and the UK. 

Access the economic dashboard here.

This dashboard is designed to show the impact of the 2007-9 Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic on Greater Manchester boroughs compared with the North West of England and the UK.

Gender and the labour market

Using the Annual Population Survey, these graphs show occupation, sex and employment rates across the ten combined authorities in the years 2019 and 2020. For further information on gender and occupational segregation, read our publication On Gender which aims to identify what we know – and what we need to know – about gender inequality to tackle the big policy agendas devolved to Greater Manchester and other areas with devolution deals.

Access the occupation, sex and employment rates graph here.

This graph shows for different occupations the proportion of the labour force which is female, broken down across the ten boroughs in GM.

Health Index for Greater Manchester

The following graph uses data derived from the Health Index, a measure developed by the Office for National Statistics which adopts a broad definition of health, including health outcomes, health-related behaviours and personal circumstances alongside wider determinants of health that relate to the areas where people live. Using the interactive map, you can select specific health indicators and compare their values across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Learn more about how policymakers can address the interlinked challenges of health, urban development and climate change in our publication Building Utopia. The publication contains expert analysis and policy recommendations on how to build climate-resilient cities while also addressing health and social inequalities.

Access the Health Index here.

Health index for Greater Manchester - click the link below to interact with this data.

Northern England trade

Data from HMRC and the Office for National Statistics allows us to explore the overall trade flows between the North of England and EU and non-EU countries. From this data, we can also understand the value of exports and imports for goods and services by industry for the years 2018 and 2020. In the graphs below, you can see the value and business count of EU and non-EU trade by export and import in northern counties. You can also see exports and industry by goods and services in each of the northern regions.

To better understand international trade policy and what real impact free trade agreements can have on business, read our related blogs on international trade.

Access the Northern England trade graphs here.

Northern England - International Goods and Services. To interact with this data, click the link below.