This summary report outlines the higher education sector’s impact on local
economies in the academic year 2011–12, the latest for which figures were
available at the time this research was commissioned. The report provides new
figures following a similar study in 2010. The report highlights key
economic characteristics of the higher education sector in each of the nine
regions of England, including institutional income, employment and expenditure.
It also examines the knock-on effects of higher education expenditure on the
regions, showing how many jobs are dependent on the universities and the
contribution being made to Gross Value Added (GVA). This summary is
accompanied by a suite of nine reports dealing in more detail with each of the
English regions, plus a UK-wide report, 'The impact of universities on the UK
economy', which examines the higher education sector’s contribution to the
overall UK economy.