SINePost e-bulletin, April 2014

Read SINePost e-bulletin, April 2014 at www.somersetintelligence.org.uk/sinepost-newsletter-april-2014.html

The SINePost ebulletin is produced each month by the Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council as part of its role in collating, analysing and disseminating data and research. It draws attention to the latest facts, figures, reports and analysis on Somerset. Links are provided to source material should you wish to find out more.

This month’s edition includes:

  • New Child Health Profiles for 2014 – looking at how Somerset compares with regional and national benchmarks across a wide range of child health and wellbeing indicators.
  • Distance Travelled to Work’ data from the 2011 Census – did you know that on average workers in Somerset live 10 miles from their workplace, and that commuting distances have increased by an average of 15% since the previous Census?
  • Child Benefit Opt-Out – figures show that over 4,000 children in Somerset have so far been ‘opted-out’ of receiving Child Benefit payments following the introduction of income thresholds.
  • Climate – figures from the Met Office confirm that Somerset experienced its wettest winter period since records began in 1964 (based on the Yeovilton weather station).