Warwickshire Observatory is the home for information and intelligence about Warwickshire and its people. We provide a centre of excellence in research, data collection and analysis, supporting evidence-based policy-making across the public sector in Warwickshire.
The Observatory aims to provide information and intelligence that:
We undertake work for, and in partnership with, a wide range of customers across the County Council and other partner organisations.
The Observatory offers an extensive range of specialist research advice and services.
The Observatory leads on monitoring quality of life in Warwickshire using a wide range of economic, social and environmental indicators to assess changes affecting the quality of life of Warwickshire’s residents. Our annual Quality of Life report is a readily accessible reference tool for how quality of life in Warwickshire is changing over time.
We carry out in-depth analysis of local crime and community safety data and trends, supporting the actions of partner organisations in helping reduce crime.
Our Public Health Intelligence Team provides detailed analysis and interpretation of local health trends, as well as leading the production of the Director of Public Health Annual Report.
We manage and co-ordinate the council’s spatial data. We also provide internet and intranet mapping tools to analyse, display and map our data.
Assist with the Warwickshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, evaluating the health and social care needs of service users and client groups both now and for the future.
Information and intelligence on the local economy in support of the Council’s and partner organisations’ economic development and inward investment activities.
We co-ordinate the council’s consultation programme ensuring that we inform, consult and involve local residents and communities effectively and efficiently. We also provide advice and support for other organisations wanting to carry out consultation.
We lead on the analysis of the 2011 Census providing theme and area based interpretation of the results.
Data and information on the population, economy and other aspects of Warwickshire is analysed and reported by the team.
We are able to provide support and advice to organisations wishing to commission research.