What is the Community Profile?
The Community Planning Outcome Profile is a tool developed by the Improvement Service to help people explore data about their communities. The Tool is available to download however a summary of the information is featured below.
The tool compares data indicators about Perth and Kinross with other local authority areas in Scotland to show how we compare with them. The data also looks into 34 smaller areas within Perth and Kinross which contain approx. 4,400 people. Using this data we are better able to understand the different needs of our communities.
The tool also makes it possible to compare statistical information about communities in Perth and Kinross with other areas in Scotland with similar demographic characteristics. This is a useful comparison
The data only relies on statistical data and there are often weaknesses in how this data is collected. Also statistical evidence can only tell you so much and does not include information about what it is actually like to live in a community.
Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross is one of the best places in Scotland to live, work and visit. People living in the area are healthier, more educated and are less likely to experience poverty or income deprivation.
The data indicated that while employment levels are higher than average, wages are below the national average, especially in rural areas. Fuel poverty is a key issue in rural areas because energy prices are higher in those areas.
Perth and Kinross over Time
The data below shows us long term trends in data in Perth and Kinross compared to the rest of Scotland. Overall the indicators present a positive improvement in outcomes in Perth and Kinross. In many areas Perth and Kinross is improving faster than the rest of Scotland, however some indicators show we are improving but at a slower rate than other parts of Scotland.
Inequality by 10% most and least deprived area
Breaking Perth and Kinross into smaller communities it is possible to see the scale of how different some of our areas are. The rate of child poverty in the 10% most deprived areas is over 5 times higher compared to the 10% least deprived. Children in the most deprived areas do less well achieve less formal qualifications and are less likely to leave school to a positive outcome. Almost 1 in 5 children from the most deprived communities do not enter a positive outcome upon leaving school compared in 1 in 20 in the least deprived areas. The data shows while there are inequalities the 10% most deprived areas in Perth and Kinross are enjoy better outcomes compared to the 10% most deprived communities in Scotland as a whole.
Communities in Perth and Kinross
The table below shows the 34 statistical areas in Perth and Kinross with approx 4,400 people living in each. The table ranks each area into the most and least vulnerable area based on 8 life outcome indicators. The table on the right hand side compares each of the 34 statistical areas with areas in other parts of Scotland which have a similar demographic, income level and population density. Using this information we are able to compare how one community compares with others to assess how we can improve outcomes. Overall 71% of Communities in Perth and Kinross enjoy better outcomes than similar communities to them across Scotland.
Communities that have improved
The table below uses explores how communities have improved in recent years. Using the same classifications above we are able to explore if communities have improved exploring 8 outcome indicators. The left hand column ranks how statistical areas have improved within Perth and Kinross while the right hand column compares each of the 34 statistical areas with similar areas across Scotland to see if outcomes improved in comparison. This table only looks at 8 indicators and there are weaknesses in using this method to explore changes in communities.
Improvement Service- Community Planning Outcome Profile