The Observatory opens the window to a statistical view of rural life. It provides analyses and comment on key service provision and issues affecting rural communities.
Our work on Local Government Finance is split into two areas, the Fairer Funding campaign and a financial analysis of local authority budgets.
The Rural Dashboard provides analyses on a number of key economic indicators to paint a picture of the rural position.
How rural communities spend their leisure time provides insight to the desire, the need and the opportunity in accessing appropriate recreational facilities and spaces.
Issues of transportation and accessing services can be a particular concern both for those living in rural isolation and those providing services.
Analysis on key issues affecting housing and the environment for example fuel poverty and second home analysis.
Rural Living is a section of analyses that pulls together information on a number of subjects ranging from access to key services, speed of broadband, to issues of health.
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