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Reports are periodically produced by us to give a deeper understanding of the key issues affecting the people of Dorset.


23 Reports

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  • State of Dorset 2020

    10 March 2021

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Population, Children, Crime, Deprivation, Diversity, Economy, Health and Care, Leisure and Culture, Natural and Historic Environment, and Older People, covering the Dorset Council area.

    Downloads: 387

  • State of Dorset 2020 – Deprivation

    10 March 2021

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Deprivation topic and covers the Dorset Council area.

    Downloads: 438

  • The Indices of Deprivation 2019 - a summary report for Dorset Council

    28 November 2019

    The English Indices of Deprivation helps identify and prioritise areas to assist the government and other agencies (both nationally and locally) in narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country.

    Downloads: 2027

  • Our Communities Bulletin -The Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

    07 October 2019

    Our latest Our Communities bitesize bulletin looks at the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. It focuses on Dorset Council, what’s changed since the last release in 2015 and how the data can be used. The index is measured at a small area level (called Lower-layer Super Output Areas – LSOAs) in England with an average of 1,500 residents in each. In a national context, Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation. However, we still have pockets of deprivation. Read the report to get the overall picture for Dorset.

    Downloads: 819

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Inclusive Dorset

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at economic deprivation and participation in Dorset.

    Downloads: 564

  • Our Communities Topic report - Brexit Bulletin 2019

    21 February 2019

    The Office for National Statistics released an analysis showing which parts of the country might feel the most impact of Brexit, based on the representation of employees by sector. This 2019 bulletin looks at the local picture for Dorset, updating our 2017 bulletin.

    Downloads: 713

  • Childhood Obesity

    28 June 2018

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the UK. This bulletin looks at the local situation and the actions being taken to tackle it.

    Downloads: 601

  • State of Dorset 2018

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Economy, Deprivation, Older People, Children, Health and Care, Natural and Historic Environment, Leisure and Culture, Population, Crime, and Diversity.

    Downloads: 1263

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Deprivation

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Deprivation topic.

    Downloads: 704

  • Income Levels in Dorset 2016

    02 January 2018

    A study of income levels in Dorset following the publication of experimental data by the Office for National Statistics

    Downloads: 828

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Dorset's Coastal Communities

    06 October 2017

    According to a report written by the Social Market Foundation, on average, coastal communities are less productive economically than non-coastal communities. They often have lower levels of pay, higher rates of unemployment and have populations with lower skill levels and poorer health. Four of Dorset's district councils are coastal communities, along with Bournemouth and Poole. The socioeconomic picture across Dorset's coastal communities varies considerably. This bulletin looks at why this matters for Dorset.

    Downloads: 1007

  • Our Communities Topic Report - National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations Bulletin

    27 September 2017

    A bulletin looking at National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations in Dorset and why this is important to us. NINo registrations allow us to estimate the numbers of international migrant workers coming to live and work in the Dorset area. This edition will include the latest data for the financial year 2016/17, which was released in August 2017.

    Downloads: 730

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Anxiety Bulletin

    23 August 2017

    Surveys have shown that feelings of anxiety and well-being can change considerably through a person's life. This bulletin looks at anxiety levels across Dorset, including how certain factors can affect levels of anxiety and other measures of well-being.

    Downloads: 772

  • Our Communities Research Report - Child Poverty in Dorset

    08 December 2016

    This edition includes a local perspective on a national issue, using data to build a picture of child poverty across the County and identify priority areas.

    Downloads: 1035

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Crime Bulletin

    05 October 2016

    This edition will include a local perspective on a national issue using data to build a picture of crime across the County and identify priority areas. Last year there were 2,321 domestic abuse incidents in Dorset and 9,071 anti-social behavioural incidents across Dorset in 2015/16.

    Downloads: 782

  • Our Communities Topic Report – The Index of Multiple Deprivation by Ward 2015

    25 April 2016

    This edition of Our Communities will look at the recently released Indices of Deprivation, the results of which have now been aggregated to ward level in Dorset adopting a ‘best-fit’ approach.

    Downloads: 1282

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Mental Health in Dorset

    01 January 2016

    A recent Dorset CCG report highlights that one in four people at any one time will suffer from poor mental health. This report looks at those households more vulnerable to poor mental health in Dorset based on Experian data.

    Downloads: 928

  • The Indices of Deprivation 2015 - a summary report for Dorset County Council

    01 December 2015

    The English Indices of Deprivation helps identify and prioritise areas to assist the government and other agencies both national and local in narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country

    Downloads: 1406

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Jobs paid less than the living wage

    01 October 2015

    32,000 employee jobs in Dorset are paid less than the living wage. A decent living wage helps improve quality of life by covering the basic cost of living and reducing poverty. This edition of Our Communities pulls out a local perspective on a recently released national dataset.

    Downloads: 795

  • Our Communities Topic Report – The English Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015

    01 October 2015

    This edition of Our Communities includes the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. In a national context Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation coming 128th out of 152. However as the report shows there are pockets of deprivation particularly in Weymouth & Portland.

    Downloads: 1077

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Childhood Obesity in Dorset

    01 October 2015

    A recently released Public Health England report says we eat too much sugar, leading to weight gain and tooth decay. Children and young people consume three times the recommended amount of sugar on average. This Our Communities Topic report focuses on the local statistics around childhood obesity.

    Downloads: 937

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Digital Exclusion in Dorset

    01 October 2015

    Technology continues to transform our lives and our work, but 23% of UK adults lack the basic digital skills needed to do simple things like pay bills with an app or check their local council website for information. This Our Communities Topic Report focuses on the Dorset results of the recently released Ipsoss Mori Study into digital capability among 15+ year olds in the UK.

    Downloads: 671

  • Research Matters 4 - Ask Dorset Public Engagement Results

    01 August 2015

    Ask Dorset was the biggest community engagement exercise undertaken by Dorset County

    Downloads: 905