Herefordshire facts and figures

The Facts & Figures about Herefordshire website provides Herefordshire Council's statistics and evidence about the county to support funding bids, school projects and business plans. It uses sources such as the 2011 Census, the Indices of Deprivation and the Herefordshire quality of life survey. It is also the online evidence base that supports the Understanding Herefordshire annual summary by providing more detail and the most up-to-date information behind the statements made in it.

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Understanding Herefordshire

Over the last decade, the State of Herefordshire Report monitored progress against the Herefordshire Partnership's Sustainable Community Strategy and reported contextual information about the county. It also fulfilled the statutory responsibility to have a local economic assessment. Since 2008 there has also been a statutory requirement for the council and NHS to produce a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) of the health and wellbeing needs of the population.

In 2012, these two reports were brought together into one single annual summary: Understanding Herefordshire: an integrated needs assessment - published in May to inform the business planning and commissioning cycle. It is written jointly by colleagues across Herefordshire public services, including public health, people's services (children's and adult social care) and the research team.

Understanding Herefordshire summarises the key issues facing the county across a range of themes that influence the health and overall wellbeing of people that live or work here. It highlights specific strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats or challenges (SWOT analysis), and also any localities that are particularly affected.

You can also use the find your area search to find statistics about your local area, download an area profile or view an interactive map of Herefordshire.