Data AND insights

View our range of research, data and insights about the economic, labour and skills landscape of Dorset. 

Labour Market Research

Our latest insights on the changing labour market and skills landscape assisting educators, employers, job seekers, young people and their parents in making informed decisions.

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Key Industry Dashboards

The latest Dorset labour market insights can help you identify opportunities, make informed career decisions and fulfil your potential in Dorset.

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Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan

The Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan (Dorset LSIP) is a three-year Dorset-wide review of skills provision against the current and future needs of businesses, funded by Department of Education (DfE). It aims to identify, and provide recommendations on, the skills and training provision which Dorset employers need to grow and develop their businesses now and in the future.

The Dorset LSIP intends to support Dorset businesses to have the right people doing the right jobs with the right skills.  As priorities and technologies change, as do the skills required to adapt to the different demands.  The Plan will work to provide appropriate post-16 technical education to meet the skills needs in business – and those on the near horizon such as Net Zero changes

The delivery of the LSIP is led by Dorset Chamber (appointed as the Employer Representative Body – ERB) who will be working closely with public and private sector partners including Dorset employers, the Dorset LEP, the Local Authorities and all the local colleges and private providers.

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Dorset Local Skills Report

Dorset’s go-to evidence base for local skills insights, priorities, success stories and initiatives.

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Economic Updates 

Our updates highlight some key economic developments – both 
nationally and relevant to the local Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) economy.

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