A sneak peek at some of our results so far…

Posted on 20th May 2016 by

The Living in Warwickshire survey is well under way and the above info-graphic shows a snapshot of some of the results so far. This survey is an opportunity for you, a Warwickshire resident, to share your experiences about living in Warwickshire. We want to know your views on what you like and don’t like about living […]

Top 5 things that need improving in Warwickshire? Have your say!

Posted on 11th May 2016 by

The 2016 Living in Warwickshire Survey was launched on Monday 18th April. We have had a great response and have taken a sneak peak at some of the results. Here are the top five things people told us they would like improving in Warwickshire. Number 1: income and cost of living Number 2: transport links […]

What do you love about living in Warwickshire? Have your say here!

Posted on 18th April 2016 by

Warwickshire County Council has launched the Living in Warwickshire survey. This survey is an opportunity for you, a Warwickshire resident, to share your experiences about living in Warwickshire and can be completed online at We want to know your views on a variety of topics including: Health and wellbeing Community safety Local neighbourhood Public service provision. […]

How can the LIS help you find Data in Warwickshire?

Posted on 11th March 2016 by

What is the LIS? The Local Information System (LIS) is used to store and share Warwickshire data and statistics. We focus on the figures of Warwickshire, but we also have lots of comparative statistics on the surrounding sub-region (Coventry and Solihull), Local Enterprise Partnerships, the West Midlands region and national figures. We collect data from a […]

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 […]

Warwickshire Observatory Winter 2015 Briefing

Posted on 24th December 2015 by

We have just published our latest Warwickshire Observatory Briefing, which provides an overview of the latest projects we have been working on over the past few months, and links to further details about the projects where they are available. As always, we welcome feedback so please let us know what you think.  If you would […]

Quality of Life in Stratford – Spotlight on Communities

Posted on 4th December 2015 by

On 2nd December 2015 I presented on emerging quality of life trends in Stratford at the annual local partnership event, which was this year held at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne Campus. This years event was themed around ‘Spotlight on Communities’, and featured  our presentation (from myself and Simon Purfield from Stratford District Council) highlighting a […]

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 […]

JSNA Annual Statement 2015/16: using intelligence wisely

Posted on 20th October 2015 by

The need for the intelligence supplied by the JSNA is more important than ever, to demonstrate value from our services in a time of reducing budgets and define the future direction of services across Warwickshire. This is the first annual statement in the three year cycle of the JSNA an opportunity to refresh and update […]

Latest Additions to the Local Information System – OCSI DataPack 3.7

Posted on 8th October 2015 by

Summary: Universal Credit Jobs Density (2013) DWP Benefit Updates (November 2014) National Insurance Number (NINo) registrations for overseas nationals (2014/15) Annual Population Survey updates (January – December 2014) New Datasets Universal Credit Figures on claimants of the new “Universal Credit” have recently been released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We have monthly […]