People, Perceptions and Place
This report helps local public services and partnerships better understand what factors affect key outcomes such as satisfaction with quality of life, community cohesion, feelings of influence and ratings of local services.
Our findings combine an analysis of the recent, but limited, release of national Place Survey data by Communities and Local Government (CLG), plus our own analysis of the Place Survey for those authorities whose data we have access to.
In this report, overall results and overall trends in relation to the perceptions-based National Indicators (NIs) are calculated using the data released by CLG. However, as the CLG release of 23 June was limited to NIs and a few other key variables (such as satisfaction with the council), for questions for which there are no official national statistics, we have produced best estimates from analysing the data of 150 or so authorities that we have access to. This represents nearly half of local authority areas. Although these particular results are preliminary, they do give a good indication of likely results and trends.