Exciting Job Opportunity – Senior Intelligence Analyst (JSNA) Vacancy

Working jointly across Business and Commissioning Intelligence and Public Health, the successful candidate will be undertaking research and information analysis in support of effective commissioning and business intelligence activity that supports the programme of work that contributes to the JSNA. The job holder will work alongside commissioners and other intelligence colleagues to develop robust insight to inform needs analysis to support commissioning decisions

Further details of the role, person specification, and application form are available from our job site, West Midlands Jobs

The closing date for applications is 9th September 2014.

Want to join our Research Team?

A member of our Research Team has just started a 12 month secondment elsewhere in the council.

As a result, the Research Team currently has a 12 month fixed term opportunity for a Research & Insight Officer. We can offer this as a secondment for a successful Warwickshire County Council candidate.

Further details of the role, person specification, and application form are available from our job site, West Midlands Jobs

 

The closing date for applications is 20th August 2014

 

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

Health Inequalities InfographicHealth 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 and health.

The infographic presented here looks at  rates of ‘Not Good’ health between groups of people based on their socio-economic class from the 2011 Census. People with different occupations and socio-economic statuses report different levels of health. These differences can be described as the health gap or inequality and can be compared between classes in the same geographical location, between areas and between men and women.

An examination of the rates of ‘Not Good’ health from the 2011 Census show there was a pattern of deteriorating health with increasing disadvantage associated with the socio-economic position of the occupation.

Routine workers in Class 7 had the highest rates of ‘Not Good’ health nationally, regionally and at local authority level for both men and women. Conversely, the most advantaged higher managerial and professional class (Class 1) had the lowest rates of ‘Not Good’ health. Continue reading

Latest Quarterly Economic Briefing for Warwickshire

Warwickshire's Quarterly Economic BriefingWarwickshire County Council’s Economic Development Team and the Observatory have been working on the latest Quarterly Economic Briefing for April 2014.  The newsletter includes:

  • Local News
  • CSW Broadband Project Update
  • Warwickshire’s Annual Business Survey
  • Feeling the Pinch – Real Wage Trends
  • Procurement Made Easy
  • Budget 2014 Round Up
  • Warwickshire Rural Growth Network
  • Resilience Index
  • Latest Economic Update
  • Strategic Economic Plan
  • Nuneaton Town Centre Scheme
  • Leamington in Top Ten
  • Contact Us

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Warwickshire’s Quarterly Economic Briefing – April 2014

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Unemployment at its lowest levels in Warwickshire since June 2008

UnemploymentThe number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) in Warwickshire in December 2013 was 5,878; a rate of 1.7% of the resident working age population and 2.1% of the economically active population. Unemployment has fallen below pre-recession levels, the county now has similar numbers of JSA claimants as it did 5 and a half years ago.

The number of claimants in Warwickshire has fallen by over 220 over the past month (-3.6%).  The graph shows the claimant count for Warwickshire compared with the national average.  Although the county has followed the national trend in terms of falling JSA numbers over the past month, the fall in Warwickshire claimants between November and December 2013 has fallen at double the rate seen at a national level (-1.8%).

DistrictWarwickshire has a lower claimant rate than this time last year with 1,616 fewer claimants recorded in December 2013 (a fall of 21.6%). This year-on-year fall is in line with the national figures (a fall of 21.7%). Within Warwickshire, all Districts/Boroughs saw a fall in claimants over the past year albeit to varying extents. Stratford-on-Avon has seen the largest percentage fall in claimants over the last year (-33.6%) compared to Nuneaton & Bedworth (-10.9%). This graphic chart shows the claimant count unemployment rate for the five Districts/Boroughs in Warwickshire over the past two decades. During this period, the average rate for Nuneaton & Bedworth has been twice that of the average rate in Stratford-on-Avon District. However, since the economic downturn began in 2008 the gap has grown, and the current rate in Nuneaton & Bedworth (3.1%) is nearly four times the rate in Stratford-on-Avon District (0.8%).

AgeThe number of JSA claimants aged 18-24 (youth unemployment) in the county has fallen over the last month.  In December 2013, there were 1,440 claimants aged 18-24 years (3.2% of the resident 18-24 population) whereas in the previous month there were 1,580 claimants aged 18-24 years.  However, looking at the year-on-year figures, the numbers are considerably lower in December 2013 than at the same time the previous year (1,970 claimants or 4.3%).

DurationThere are 2,365 people who are long-term unemployed (claiming JSA for over 6 months) in Warwickshire in December 2013,  representing 2 in 5 job seekers in the county. Long term unemployment accounts for 0.7% of the resident working age population in December 2013. The numbers in long term unemployment has been steadily falling for the past six months with 610 fewer claimants since July 2013.

Warwickshire’s Quarterly Economic Briefing – December (Christmas Edition) 2013

Quarterly Economic BriefingWarwickshire County Council’s Economic Development Team and the Observatory have produced a Quarterly Economic Briefing for December 2013.  The newsletter includes:

  • Local News
  • Autumn Statement 2013
  • Key Message from Warwickshire’s Quality of Life 2013/14 report
  • Latest Economic Data
  • Inter-generational unemployment
  • The sub-region and the recession
  • Cambridge Econometrics Forecasts
  • Warwickshire Apprenticeships Update
  • Contact Us

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Warwickshire’s Quarterly Economic Briefing – December (Christmas Edition) 2013

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New Local Enterprise Partnership profiles for Coventry & Warwickshire

LEP Partnership ProfilesThe Local Enterprise Partnership Profiles aim to help Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) use official statistics to better understand the economic, social and environmental picture for the LEPs and the local authority areas within them.

The LEP Profiles include official statistics from a variety of different themes to provide a broad overview of each LEP. These themes are:

  • Demography
  • Employment
  • Enterprise
  • Housing
  • Inclusion
  • Skills

The LEP Profiles are available in an interactive mapping tool which can be used to visualise data from indicators within the six different themes at the LEP and the local authority level. The tool can be used to compare different LEPs on a variety of indicators and to view the change of some indicators over time. It can also be used to compare indicators across local authorities within a selected LEP.

User Guide (225.9 Kb PDF) for the tool is also available.

The LEP profiles are also available in dynamic Excel workbooks containing:

  1. LEP Local Authority Comparator Profile – These enable official statistics to be compared and ranked across all 39 LEPs, and allow official statistics for each of the local authority areas within a selected LEP to be compared.
  2. LEP Comparator Profiles – These provide a means of comparing data for a selected LEP against data for another LEP, a selected local authority and England.

For more information, please visit the Neighbourhood Statistics website.