Good decision making relies on getting access to the right data and insight. We use data and insight to inform our decision-making and to ensure all of our investments are on track.

All 12 LDPs will be collecting data on physical activity and wider social outcomes at regular intervals throughout the life of the pilots to track the impact of the LDPs on the communities that they are working with.  Essex baseline data was collected in November and December 2019 and confirmed that inactivity is high (57.3%) in the LDP priority areas and gave some interesting findings around capability, opportunity and motivation that will be further explored through qualitative research in 2020.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERACTIVE DASHBOARD 

The LDP Physical Activity Dashboard was developed by the Essex Centre for Data & Analytics (ecda) using a wide range of data provided by Sport England.  This dashboard allows us to profile Essex communities to identify likely physical activity and inactivity levels, and to identify the possible key drivers of inactivity at LSOA level. This information provides a springboard for further research; actionable insight enabling ELDP and Active Essex to deploy targeted resources to communities most in need; and an evidence-base to inform commissioning decisions, intervention development and implementation.  The dashboard is now live on the Essex Open Data website which can be found using the link below. You will also find additional materials such as the training and user guide here. 

STATE OF LIFE SURVEY 

Following the announcement of the COVID-19 lockdown on 23rd March 2020, the University of Essex and Jump, working with the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) and ECC’s Research and Insight team, launched the State of Life survey.  The State of Life survey is web-based and distributed via social media channels and is designed to gather key insights on wellbeing across Essex.  The survey findings are currently being used to inform decision making around recovery planning by the Essex LDP, ECC, district councils and representatives from the health and voluntary sectors.

KEY STATISTICS ABOUT DEPRIVATION AND INACTIVITY IN ESSEX

LDP inactivity deprivation updated figures IMD 2019 Essex wide

KEY RESEARCH REPORTS