Articles by Rosie Smith

New Equality and Diversity Profiles for Warwickshire

Posted on 23rd May 2016 by

The Equalities and Diversity Team at WCC recently commissioned the Observatory to complete a series of  Equality and Diversity Profiles for Warwickshire. These cover the county as a whole as well as each of the five districts and boroughs. The profiles bring together, in one place, data covering the main equalities characteristics (Gender, Age, Ethnic […]

Young Carers Awareness Day – 28th January

Posted on 27th January 2016 by

Organised by the charity the Carers Trust, Young Carers Awareness Day is about shining a light on the thousands of young people across the country who provide regular unpaid care to a relative. The person being cared for may be physically or mentally ill, disabled or have problems with the way they use drugs or […]

Who goes where…..Commuting patterns into and out of Warwickshire

Posted on 30th April 2015 by

Data from the 2011 Census provides information about where people are travelling to and from for work purposes. This information is useful as it  indicates the likely volume and direction of travel flows in and around the county. In addition, it provides a picture of local workforces and the degree to which they made of […]

Young people and qualifications

Posted on 18th December 2014 by

Acquiring some form of qualification, from GCSE to degree level, is seen as an important route to achieving better outcomes in life both economically and socially. Qualifications data from the 2011 Census makes it possible to identify areas in the county where there are higher proportions of people without formal qualifications. In Warwickshire, some 13% […]

Warwickshire’s population now at 548,729 people

Posted on 3rd July 2014 by

The Office for National Statistics recently released the latest population estimates for all Local Authorities in the UK.  According to the  Mid-2013 population estimates, Warwickshire’s population now stands at an estimated  548,729 people. This represents an increase of 0.14% or 755 people when compared to figures for Mid-2012. This rate of growth is slightly below […]

The majority of lone parents work …..and other things the 2011 census tells us about lone parent households in 2011 censusWarwickshire

Posted on 15th April 2014 by

The 2011 Census revealed that Warwickshire has approximately 14,000 lone parent households with dependent children. This means that around 6.1% of households in Warwickshire are lone parents with dependent children, a figure slightly below the national average of 7.2%. Rates of lone parenting varying slightly around the county with lowest levels recorded in Stratford-on-Avon District […]

Commuters travelling further to work….

Posted on 3rd April 2014 by

A recent release of 2011 Census data is now available looking at the distance travelled and method of transport used by residents in Warwickshire to get to work. The data sheds light on current travel patterns and can also be used to identify changes in travel patterns since the last census in 2001. More people […]

The rise of the private rented housing sector in Warwickshire

Posted on 11th March 2014 by

Nationally, one of the key headlines from the 2011 Census has been the reported rise in the proportion of privately rented homes. Warwickshire has been no exception to the trend and between 2001 and 2011 the county saw the number of privately rented homes double from 14, 809 in 2001 to 29,628 in 2011. The proportion […]

How Warwickshire’s population changes in a workday

Posted on 3rd March 2014 by

The population of an area changes as people move in and out to go to work. Data from the 2011 Census shows the difference between resident and work day populations for areas in England and Wales. The work day population is calculated by re-distributing the usually resident population to their recorded places of work, while […]

2011 Census Analysis – Warwickshire’s Ageing Population?

Posted on 18th November 2013 by

Background Warwickshire’s population has, in recent years, often been described as ‘growing and ageing’. Much has been made of the implications of this ageing population for public services generally. However, our analysis of 2011 Census data reveals that different ethnic groups*  in the county display some markedly different age structures compared to that of Warwickshire […]