Well-being

The Geography of UK Prosperity Index 2015

Posted on 13th November 2015 by

The Legatum Institute recently produced the “Geography of UK Prosperity Index”; a model which ranks local areas across the UK based on wealth and well-being. Wealth was captured through GDP per capita, and life satisfaction survey scores were used as a measure of well-being. In total, Warwickshire ranked 44/170 for prosperity; the highest ranked area […]

Understanding Warwickshire’s Population – now and into the future

Posted on 31st July 2015 by

Warwickshire Health & Wellbeing Board members are attending a number of thematic workshops on key areas of focus for the Board over the coming months. The first of these was on 23rdJuly and considered the changing profile of Warwickshire’s population. It also explored how the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) informs and supports Board members in […]

Warwickshire Observatory Summer Newsletter!

Posted on 5th September 2014 by

We have just published our latest newsletter which provides an overview of some of the projects we are working on and links to further details where they are available.   As always, we welcome feedback so please let us know what you think.  If you would like more regular updates just enter your email address […]

Is your health worse depending on what job you do? Health Inequalities in Warwickshire, 2011 Census

Posted on 12th May 2014 by

Health outcomes have been shown to vary markedly between people depending on their socio-economic position based on occupation. Socio-economic position is a good indicator of the general living conditions, access to goods and services, career development prospects, educational attainment, salary range, disposable income, wealth, assets and social standing: Such factors are important drivers of well-being […]

Achieving Social Inclusion Across Warwick District

Posted on 29th April 2014 by

Earlier this year,  a steering group convened by Warwick District Council commissioned the Observatory to produce an index to assess the scale and distribution of social exclusion in Warwick District. This evidence base will support the District and other partner agencies in reviewing their approach to improving social inclusion. With the need to understand the geographical […]

Crime, Recovery and Treatment

Posted on 19th February 2014 by

It has been suggested that drug users are more likely than non-users to commit criminal offences. Research studies have found that acquisitive crime such as stealing is commonly linked to offenders of these crime types testing positive for drug use. Treatment for drug using offenders has been measured using a Value For Money (VFM) tool, […]

Substance Misuse among Young People in Warwickshire

Posted on 24th January 2014 by

A report published by Public Health England was written, focusing on substance misuse among young people in England for 2012/13.  Following a similar structure, a Warwickshire based report has been produced highlighting the key messages around young people who accessed specialist treatment as a result of substance misuse in 2012/13. Analysis was carried out using data from […]

Warwickshire Ranks 6th in the Top 10 Places to live in the UK in a new Quality of Life Index from USwitch

Posted on 18th November 2013 by

USwitch have released a new Quality of Life Index which has revealed that Warwickshire ranks 6th in the Top 10 best places to live in the UK. The study assessed 138 local areas for 24 different factors including salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills. Lifestyle factors […]

How happy/satisfied/anxious are we in Warwickshire?

Posted on 1st November 2013 by

There is an increasing interest in trying to understand trends in well-being and, particularly in the current climate, assessing non-financial measures of happiness. A national survey undertaken by the Office for National Statistics includes responses from around 165,000 aged 16 and over and resident in households in the United Kingdom and just under 700 households […]