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Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:00 by Thomas Lawley

August Amazement

August Amazement

Hello and welcome back to the Insight blog!

As you may be aware, we at SPHW have released some brand new district profiles for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. These profiles cover a wide range of things about each area. Whether this is which industries are the biggest employers are? Or you are looking to put a funding bid together and you need to know the cost of physical inactivity in your area.

Down below please find some handpicked highlights for each district;

Bromsgrove:

Bromsgrove has a population total of 97,594. Of the population in the workforce, 68% are working in a full time capacity with 32% in part-time roles. The three biggest industries (Transportation and Storage, Administrative and Support Service Activities and Human Health and Social Work Activities) in Bromsgrove represent just under half (49.2%) of the jobs. Bromsgrove has a relatively economically active population with 79% of 16-64 year olds either employed or actively looking for a job.

It is estimated that 24,400 people in Bromsgrove are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, which has been estimated to cost in the region of £7.4 million. Of this, £879,900 has been attributed to additional health and social care costs. The other £6.5 million was spent on other public services as a result of physical inactivity. Despite this 81% of Bromsgrove residents are satisfied with their local area, compared with Worcestershire average of 79%.

Bromsgrove has a life expectancy of 81.9 years (female: 84 years, male: 79.7 years), which is in line with the national average.

Herefordshire:

Herefordshire has a total population of 189,300. Of the population in the workforce, 63% are working in full time positions, with 37% in part-time positions. 50% of the jobs in Herefordshire are provided by three main industries – Wholesale and retail trade (17.3%), Human health and social work activities (17.3%) and Manufacturing (16%). As well as this, agricultural workers represent 1 in 19 jobs across the county. Herefordshire has an economically active population with 82% of 16-64 year olds are either employed or actively looking for a job.

It is estimated that 48,200 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, at a cost of £13.3 million. It has been calculated that £1.8 million has been spent in additional health and social care. With the £13.3 million spent on other public services. Despite the additional spending as a result of physical inactivity, 80% of Herefordshire residents are satisfied with their local area.

Herefordshire has a life expectancy of 81.7 years (female: 83.6 years, male: 79.8 years), which is in line with the national average.

Malvern Hills:

Malvern Hills has a total population of 77,165. Of the population in the workforce, 61% working in full time roles, with 36% working in a part-time capacity. 53.6% of all jobs in Malvern Hills are provided by four industries - Wholesale and Retail trade (14.3%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Human health and social work activities (12.5%) and Accommodation and Food Service Activities (12.5%). Malvern Hills are a relatively economically active population with 78% of 16-64 year olds are either employed or actively looking for a job.

It's reported that 19,700 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £6.8 million. It is estimated that £812,000 is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £6 million for other public services. On a positive note, 85% of Malvern residents are satisfied with their local area.

Malvern Hills has a life expectancy of 82.4 years (female: 83.7 years, male: 81 years), which is in line with the national average.

Redditch:

Redditch has a total population of 85,204. Of the population who are working, 68% work in a full time capacity, with 29% working in part-time roles. 54% of all jobs in the Redditch area are provided by three industries - Manufacturing (21.1%), Wholesale and retail trade, (21.1%) and Human health and social work activities (11.8%). Redditch, like their district counterparts have a relatively economically active population with 87% of 16-64 year olds are either employed or actively looking for a job.

It's reported that 21,100 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £6.2 million. It is estimated that £739,000 is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £5.5 million for other public services. On a positive note, 79% of Redditch residents are satisfied with their local area.

Redditch has a life expectancy of 81.4 years (female: 83.6 years, males: 79.2 years).

Worcester city:

Worcester city has a population of 102,314. Of this population who are working, 62% in a full time capacity, with 38% part-time roles. 35.9% of all jobs in Worcester are provided by two main industries – Human Health and Social Work Activities (20.8%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (15.1%). Worcester is in line with the district counterparts with a high economically active population with 83% of 16-64 year olds are either employed or actively looking for a job.

It's reported that 24,500 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £8.4 million. It is estimated that £1 million is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £7.4 million for other public services. On a positive note, 78% of Worcester residents are satisfied with their local area.

Worcester has a life expectancy of 81.2 years (female: 83.7 years, male: 78.6 years).

Worcestershire:

Worcestershire has a population total of 588,370. Of this total, 66% of working full time jobs with 34% working part-time roles. 42.7% of all jobs in Worcestershire are provided by three main industries – Wholesale and Retail Trade (16.1%), Human Health and Social Work Activities (13%) and Manufacturing (12.6%). Worcestershire has an economically active population with 82% of 16-64 year olds either in employment or available to start work.

It's reported that 145,500 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £49.6 million. It is estimated that £5.9 million is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £43.7 million for other public services. On a positive note, 79% of Worcestershire residents are satisfied with their local area.

Worcestershire has a life expectancy of 81.9 years (female: 83.9 years, male: 79.9 years).

Wychavon:

Wychavon has a population total of 125,378. Of this total, 69% of working full time jobs with 31% working part-time roles. 35.2% of all jobs in Wychacon are provided by two main industries – Manufacturing (17.6%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (17.6%). Wychavon has an economically active population with 83% of 16-64 year olds either in employment or available to start work.

It's reported that 30,700 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £11.8 million. It is estimated that £1.4 million is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £10.4 million for other public services. On a positive note, 83% of Wychavon residents are satisfied with their local area.

Wychavon has a life expectancy average of 83.2% (female: 85.4 years, male: 81 years).

Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest has a population total of 100,715. Of this total, 59% of working full time jobs with 41% working part-time roles. 45.3% of all jobs in Wyre Forest are provided by three industries –Wholesale and Retail Trade (21.9%), Human Health and Social Work Activities (12.5%) and Manufacturing (10.9%). Wyre Forest has an economically active population with 83% of 16-64 year olds either in employment or available to start work.

It's reported that 25,200 people are undertaking significantly less than the recommended level of physical activity, incurring a cost of £9.2 million. It is estimated that £1.1 million is spent on additional health and social care costs. With the remaining £8.1 million for other public services. Continuing on this negative trend, only 65% of Wyre Forest residents are satisfied with their local area – the lowest in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Wyre Forest has a life expectancy average of 81 years (female: 83.1 years, male: 79.4 years), which is in line with the national average.

To look through the profiles yourself please go to 'Local Insight' in the Insight tab.

Thanks for reading and have a good August.

Yours insightfully,

Insight Tom.

Tags: District Profiles, Herefordshire, Impact reports, Insight, Worcestershire

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 11:00 by Thomas Lawley

May madness

May madness

Welcome to fourth edition of the insight blog. Read on as we look back on all the goings on in May.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Impact reports

The first of our impact reports for the districts across Herefordshire and Worcestershire has been released this past month. These impact reports will be a helpful resource for local organisations, providing key information to help support potential funding bids with easily accessible key stats.

An overview of some key stats of the report are as follows. Over 80% of Herefordshire residents are satisfied with the local area as a place to live, satisfied with their home as a place to live and feel safe when outside in their local area during the day. On average, life satisfaction in Herefordshire is similar to nationally. However, 10% express low life satisfaction, compared to 5% in the UK.

In terms of physical activity, Herefordshire is in line with the national averages across all three activity categories. 59% of Herefordshire adults are Active (150+ minutes per week), national average is 62%. 15% of adults are fairly active (30-149 minutes per week) national average is 13%. Finally 26% of adults are inactive (less than 30 minutes per week) national average is 25%. This means that are around 41,000 physically inactive adults in Herefordshire.

Bike to School Week June 3-7

Organised by the Sustrans charity. The week is designed to encourage parents and kids to start cycling to school.

Childhood obesity is a growing concern. Only 60 per cent of boys and 40 per cent of girls are getting the minimum of an hours' moderate physical activity a day they need to stay healthy. On average children now spend more time sat in a car travelling to school than the time allocated to physical education on the school curriculum. Currently only four per cent of children cycle to school. That's despite nearly half saying they'd like to and the vast majority living within a reasonable cycling distance. That more don't cycle is largely linked to safety concerns, but these are nowhere near as high as perceived. Cycling to school improves a child's physical health. They are also more alert, less stressed and sleep better. It helps improve a child's independence and self-confidence. There's even clear evidence that their academic performance improves. There are wider community benefits too. Cars on the school run account for about 20 per cent of traffic at the 8am-9am peak. They add to congestion, cause major parking and safety problems around the school gate and contribute to air pollution including nitrogen dioxide – a pollutant that stunts children's growth and increases risks of asthma and lung cancer.

Parents themselves also benefit. They don't have to spend time on the school run, an activity estimated to collectively cost them £520 million a year.

For more information on this, the Bromsgrove advertiser have written an article on the upcoming week (www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/regional/worcestershire/17667345.push-bike-clear-benefits-of-cycling-to-school/), alternatively head over to the Sustrans website to learn more about the week as well as the great work they're doing. www.sustrans.org.uk/

Tags: Herefordshire, Impact reports, Insight, May, Worcestershire

Tom Lawley

Tom Lawley

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