Living in Warwickshire Survey

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What do you love about living in Warwickshire?

The Living in Warwickshire survey is an opportunity for you, a Warwickshire resident, to share your experiences about living in Warwickshire.

The 2016 survey is now live. For more information and to start the survey, click here.

We want to know your views on a variety of topics including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community safety
  • Local neighbourhood
  • Public service provision.

Results from the survey will highlight key issues experienced by you, the local people, on a day-to-day basis, including information on needs and challenges. This will inform council work programmes to address these local needs and shape services for the future.

 

Results from Living in Warwickshire 2013 Survey

Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board agreed to sponsor a large scale survey of local people which focussed on issues around ‘Living in Warwickshire’, including health and lifestyle issues.

Warwickshire map25,000 surveys were sent out and 7,617 completed surveys were returned, which was over 50% higher than our target response rate.

Some of the key headline results are as follows:

    • 6% of respondents self-reported that their general health was either poor or very poor.  This is in line with figures from the 2011 Census.  However, only 28% of stated that their health was very good, in contrast to the equivalent figure of 47% from the Census results.
    • Nearly half of people have an alcoholic drink once a week or more, whilst just over 15% are abstainers. Just over one in ten respondents would like to cut down on their current level of drinking.
    • Nearly half of all respondents were either fairly or very worried about day-to-day budgeting and the cost of living, with just over half fairly or very worried about longer-term financial planning.
    • More than one in ten stated that they had been feeling close to other people over the previous two weeks either rarely, or none of the time.

Further headline analysis includes:

Analysis carried out on each topic is currently being undertaken and will be uploaded to this site when available. Currently, the following reports are available:

Smoking analysis

Fruit and vegetable consumption analysis

About the local area:

      • Only one in three respondents felt they could influence decisions affecting their local area.
      • 71% are very or fairly satisfied with the quality of services they receive from Warwickshire County Council.
      • The most important factors in making somewhere a good place to live are levels of crime, health services and clean streets.

About the immediate neighbourhood:

      • In terms of what needs improving in their local area: road and pavement repairs; activities for teenagers; and the level of traffic congestion were selected by the largest proportion of residents.
      • Almost one in three identified parking where they live as either a very or fairly big problem.
      • 9% of respondents feel that they do not belong very strongly or not at all strongly to their immediate neighbourhood.  However, in terms of practical actions, over two thirds have collected a parcel from the postman, taken in or put out bins, or kept an eye on property for their current neighbours.
      • 29% of residents indicate they have been actively involved with at least one local community or voluntary organisation in the last twelve months.  However, this proportion falls to 12% for those who have engaged in formal volunteering for an average of at least two hours per week over the past year.

Using technology:

      • In the past three months, 61% of respondents had used the internet to access information on local public services, 26% to use local online services, and 12% to report a fault or local issue online. Some 28% had used the internet to look for a job.
      • One in ten respondents had not used the internet at all over the past three months.
      • In relation to mobile devices, there is almost a 50/50 split between respondents indicating they are likely to access information about, or use, public services in their area via a smartphone, and those that are not.

About your lifestyle:

      • 6% of respondents self-reported that their general health was either poor or very poor.  This is in line with figures from the 2011 Census.  However, only 28% of stated that their health was very good, in contrast to the equivalent figure of 47% from the Census results.
      • Just over one in four people reported that they were consuming the recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables in their diet.
      • Half of those surveyed stated that they had a takeaway meal once a week and one in five reported that they consumed fast food once during a typical week.
      • On average, people undertook 215 minutes of moderate physical activity during a typical week.  This compares favourably with the recommended guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.
      • Nearly half of people have an alcoholic drink once a week or more, whilst just over 15% are abstainers.
      • For ex-smokers, nearly half gave up smoking at the first attempt.  However, 29% took three or more times to give up.
      • For current smokers, 87% had previously tried to give up smoking at least once, with 31% having tried on three or more occasions.