The latest update of the Somerset Employment and Skills Board (ESB) Dashboard is now available in the Economy & Jobs section. The dashboard presents 20 key indicators relating to education, employment and skills in Somerset.
The June 2013 SINePost newsletter has been published with various information on the Census outputs, Heatwave plan, a link between child obesity and deprivation and other topics. Just go to the SINePost page to read the details.
House Prices – following the release of new data from the Land Registry on residential property sales and prices we have compiled a brief overview of Somerset’s current housing market. See the House Prices page.
Fuel Poverty – see our Housing section for analysis of latest (2011) data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on levels of fuel poverty in the county. Overall levels were broadly unchanged in 2011 compared to 2010 but the gap between the most and least fuel poor areas has widened.
Indices of Multiple Deprivation Update News - "DCLG will not be re-issuing existing English Indices of Deprivation (ID) using the new LSOAs. As others have commented, the ID 2010 reflect a range of historic data, mainly from 2008, which was collected or compiled for each LSOA in England. It would be a substantial task to re-collect or re-compile data using the new LSOA boundaries, assuming such data are even available. This is in line with general guidance on production of small area statistics that used pre-2011 boundaries.
We are assessing options for updating the Indices. Where possible, a new set of indices would reflect the new LSOA boundaries and incorporate relevant Census data.
The IMD team can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our website has moved to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/english-indices-of-deprivation-2010.”
Statistics and Spatial Analysis Team, Dept for Communities and Local Government
You can read the Somerset Intelligence analysis of previously released IMD datasets here.