Regional Indicators – setting priorities and tracking goals

Indicators or KPIs are a vital element of any planning process, particularly for priority setting, to enable regular reporting, and for benchmarking, monitoring and review of local and regional issues.

A set of ‘Health of the Region’ indicators has been agreed for use by the councils and SHOROC that bring together key indicators on each of the overarching domains for the region. The data set is sourced from a mix of council data and freely available data sets and comprises 32 core indicators across the five ‘domains’:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Natural environment
  • Built environment
  • Jobs and economic development
  • Leadership

This integrated suite of indicators is used to develop bi-annual ‘Health of the Region’ reports every two years to align with the mid-term of council and the end of the elected term of office. The indicators and reports are available

In addition, a large range of data is already available on the profile of the community and economy of the region:

  • The SHOROC Regional Community Profile includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. It is designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public about the demographics of the region such as population, income, disadvantages, age, language and lots more. The  Profile data is formatted in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary. We welcome you to use this free information resource to find out more about the profile of our region.
  • The SHOROC Economic Profile has been designed to enable users to accurately gain an deeper understanding of the local economy. It provides a comprehensive infomation base that can be used to find statistics on employment, businesses, population, gross product and local Industries. We welcome you to use this free information resource to find out more about the economy of our region.