The Rural Dashboard provides analyses on a number of key economic indicators to paint a picture of the rural position.
This analysis of Total Individual Insolvencies demonstrates the challenging financial times that we are all faced with. The analysis allows the user to select a member authority for which the information is of interest, and presents the data in chronological order against the average for its relevant rural classifications.
The Jobseekers Allowance claimant rate measures the number of claimants as a proportion of resident population. This spreadsheet provides for a member authority an analysis over time plus the rural average of claimant rates.
This analysis of Economic Activity presents a view over time plus a rural average of the relative economic activity/inactivity experienced within a local authority area.
To help you assess the impact of the downturn on rural communities, we have conducted our own analysis of DEFRA's economic indicators.