This is where you can find all the latest datasets that are in Sandwell Trends, they are listed by topic name.

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UnhideHide Library Users

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionCompilation of members of library
  • Headline FindingsIn 2008, there were almost 112,000 registered library users in Sandwell.
    * 30,585 users are aged under 16.
    * 27,288 users live in areas where the dominant Mosaic type is K - residents with sufficient incomes in right-to-buy social housing.
    * The largest numbers of users are in St. Pauls (6,793) and Smethwick (6,495) wards.
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Library Users : Gender : 2008 : LSOA

UnhideHide Library Users 09-11

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionNo data
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UnhideHide Library Users 09-11 by Branch and Distance Travelled

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionNo data
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UnhideHide Library Users 09-11 by Mosaic Group

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionNo data
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UnhideHide Library Users as a Proportion of Population

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionCompilation of members of library
  • Headline FindingsIn Sandwell 38.4% of residents overall are members of Sandwell libraries.
    * The wards with the highest proportion of residents who are library members are Smethwick (53.9%) amd Wednesbury North (48.1%).
    * Only 23% of Rowley residents are registered with Sandwell libraries, and 24.4% of residents in Great Barr with Yew Tree.
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Library Users : 2008 : LSOA

UnhideHide Library Users by Mosaic Group

Theme : Customer Insight

  • DescriptionCompilation of members of library
  • Headline FindingsIn 2008, there were almost 112,000 registered library users in Sandwell.
    * A quarter of users live in areas where the dominant Mosaic type is K - residents with sufficient incomes in right-to-buy social housing.
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Library Services : Mosaic Groups : 2010 : None

UnhideHide Live Births from Sandwell Mums 2005-2011

Theme : Population

  • DescriptionThe number of live births by mothers with a Sandwell postcode by academic year from 1/9/2004 to 31/8/2011.
  • Headline Findings*During 2010/11 there were 4,977 live births to Sandwell mothers, this represents 270 more children born in the borough than the previous year. * The General Fertility Rate (GFR) for the borough has also increased steadily for the past 7 years an it is now over 80 live births per 1000 women of fertile age.
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Children & young people:Live Births from Sandwell Mums 2005-2010:No theme:2009/10:CoOP
Children & young people:Live Births from Sandwell Mums 2005-2010:No theme:2009/10:Ward
Children & Young People:Live Births from Sandwell Mums 2005-2011:No theme:2010/11:Ward

UnhideHide Local decision making - involvement in decisions affecting local area

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ14 Generally speaking, would you like to be more involved in the decisions that affect your local area? Tick one box only: Yes / No / Depends on the issue / Donít know
  • Headline FindingsWhen we consider those who want to get more involved in decision-making - generally it's younger residents, men, those in BME groups and those in private rented accommodation that want to get more involved - and it is these residents that are most dissatisfied with their local neighbourhood as a place to live, and most dissatisfied with the Council. Those living in Smethwick are also significantly more likely to say that they want to be more involved.
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local decision making - involvement in decisions affecting local area:Mosaic Groups:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ6 Here are some things that people have said about their local public services. To what extent do you think that these statements apply to public services in your local area? Please tick one box only for each statement: Local public services / A great deal / To some extent / Not very much / Not at all / Donít know
  • Headline FindingsResidents were asked about the extent to which a series of statements apply to local public services and, overall, views are mixed. On balance, residents are most positive about the extent to which public services treat all types of people fairly and feel that they are generally working to make the area safer (+21% net great deal/some extent and +15% respectively). Overall, they are also positive about the way local public services are working to make the area cleaner and greener, although the balance of opinion is more clearly divided here (+5%). However, residents are negative about the extent to which public services promote the interests or act on the concerns of residents (net scores of -31% and -27% respectively).
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services:Age of respondent:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services: frequency of use

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ9 Please indicate how frequently you have used the following public services provided or supported by Sandwell Council. Please tick one box for each service: Almost every day / At least once a week / About once a month / Within the last 6 months / Within the last year / Longer ago / Never used / It does not apply / Donít know
  • Headline FindingsResidents were also asked about the frequency with which they use a number of council services. As may be expected, use of parks and open spaces is highest overall, with 82% saying they have used then at some point in the last year. However, in terms of frequent use, bus services are most popular; 45% have used them at least once a week, along with 18% who use local transport information this often. A third frequently use parks and open spaces, i.e. at least once a week. At the other end of the scale, museums/galleries and theatres/concert halls are used least often (74% and 73% respectively say they never use either).
    Of particular interest:
    * tips/household waste recycling centres are more likely to be used by men (84% v 77% women), owner occupiers (85% v 73% private rent and 70% social rent), and those in the middle age groups (18-34 = 76%, 35-44 = 88%, 45-54 = 79%,
    55-64 = 88%, 65+ = 72%);
    * the pattern is similar for parks and open spaces, with more men (85% v 79% women), 35-44 year olds (18-34 = 84%, 35-44 = 89%, 45-54 = 82%, 55-64 = 83%, 65+ = 71%) and owner occupiers (85% v 84% private rent and 72% social rent) using them at least once a year;
    * bus services are more likely to be used by those aged 65+ (18-34 = 77%, 35-44 = 80%, 45-54 = 78%, 55-64 = 79%, 65+ = 84%) and not in full-time work (83% v 75% of those in full-time work);
    * residents aged 18-44 (18-34 = 59%, 35-44 = 59%, 45-54 = 49%, 55-64 = 36%, 65+ = 24%) are more likely to have used sport and leisure facilities;
    * libraries and museums are more likely to be used (at least once a year) by 35-44 year olds (Libraries; 18-34 = 52%, 35-44 = 66%, 45-54 = 53%, 55-64 = 54%, 65+ = 47%. Museums and galleries 18-34 = 26%, 35-44 = 36%, 45-54 = 25%, 55-64 = 26%, 65+ =18%)
    * residents in Smethwick are more likely to be users of bus services (91% v 79% overall), libraries (62% v 54% overall), museums and galleries (37% v 26% overall) and parks and open spaces (989% v 82% overall), but less likely to have used tips/household waste recycling centres (72% v 80% overall) at least once a year.
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: frequency of use:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: frequency of use:Mosaic Groups:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services: satisfaction with Council Services

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ8 Sandwell Council is also a key provider of public services locally, so we would like your views on some of the services it provides. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with each of the following services provided or supported by Sandwell Council?
  • Headline FindingsSatisfaction with culture and recreation services is mixed. Residents are most satisfied with the library service (67%) followed by parks and open spaces (55%), and dissatisfaction with both of these services is relatively low. In contrast, opinion is more divided on council run sports and leisure facilities and museums/galleries (net scores of +6 and +2 percentage points respectively), and is overall negative on theatres/concert halls (-17 net satisfied).
    Satisfaction with environmental services is generally positive, with the majority of residents expressing satisfaction with their refuse collection (78%), doorstep recycling (66%) and local tips (67%). The notable exception is keeping land clear of litter and refuse, where opinion is divided - 40% are satisfied and 41% dissatisfied giving an overall net dissatisfied score of -1.
    In terms of local transport Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council performs well. Overall, the majority are satisfied with both local bus services and local transport information (65% and 55% respectively).
    Service users are generally more satisfied with services, and with the council itself, than non service users. This is consistently the case in Sandwell.
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: satisfaction with Council Services:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: satisfaction with Council Services:Mosaic Groups:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services: satisfaction with other public services

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ7 Please indicate how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with each of the following public services in your local area. Tick one box only for each service: Very satisfied / Fairly satisfied / Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied / Fairly dissatisfied / Very dissatisfied / Donít know / Havenít used the service
  • Headline FindingsAmong the range of local public services that residents were asked about, satisfaction with health services is highest; seven in ten say they are satisfied with their GP and local hospital (72% and 69% respectively). However, satisfaction with dentists is slightly lower (62%). Among the other emergency services, attitudes are more positive towards the West Midlands Fire Service than the West Midlands Police (60% and 48% satisfied respectively).
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: satisfaction with other public services:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: satisfaction with other public services:Age of respondent:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services: the way the Council runs things

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ11 And now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way Sandwell Council runs things? Tick one box only: Very satisfied / Fairly Satisfied / Neither satisfied or dissatisfied / Fairly dissatisfied / Very dissatisfied / Donít know
  • Headline FindingsBV3 (overall satisfaction with the way the Council runs things) continues to decline - 53.2% in 2000, to 44% in 2006 and 38% in 2008 - although this is part of a continuing national trend [satisfaction levels did increase considerably in the 2003/04 survey, but this was due largely to a change in survey methodology in Sandwell for this wave of the LGUSS]. Net satisfaction also declined from 21% in 2006 to 3% in 2008 - meaning that on balance only slightly more people are satisfied with the way we run things than dissatisfied.
    * Among the main sub-groups, the patterns are broadly similar to those seen elsewhere, with men (40%) and younger residents (44% of 18-34 year olds) most likely to express dissatisfaction. Related to this those in full-time employment (40%) are also more dissatisfied. Other dissatisfied groups include BME residents (44%) and those living in their own homes (37%).
    * Among the towns within the Sandwell area, residents in West Bromwich (41%) are more likely to be dissatisfied with the council, in contrast to those living in OIdbury (26%).
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Local Public Services: the way the Council runs things : Age of respondent : 2008/09 : None
Net satisfaction with the way the Council runs things: Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: the way the Council runs things:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: the way the Council runs things:Ethnicity Level 2:2008/09

UnhideHide Local Public Services: Value for money

Theme : Perception Surveys | Sub Theme : Place Survey

  • DescriptionQ10 To what extent do you agree or disagree that Sandwell Council provides value for money? Tick one box only: Strongly / Agree / Tend to agree / Neither agree or disagree / Tend to disagree / Strongly disagree / Donít know
  • Headline FindingsIn terms of Value for Money (VfM) - the LGUSS found that in 2006/07 41% thought the Council provided VfM - this has now declined to 25%. Net agreement that the Council provides value for money stands at -15% - this means that more people disagree than agree that we provide VfM.
    * The figure for West Bromwich is more than double this at -34%.
    * As with attitudes towards the Council generally, it is men (48%), younger residents (54% of 18-34 year olds) and full-time workers (51%) along with those who own their home (45%) who are most likely to disagree that it provides good value for money.
    Further information is available on the Place Survey topic page.
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Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: Value for money:Age of respondent:2008/09
Perception Surveys:Place Survey:Local Public Services: Value for money:Mosaic Groups:2008/09

 
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