The Citizens' Survey 2012 gathers citizens' perceptions on a variety of subjects including quality of life, health and wellbeing, community cohesion, feelings about Nottingham and satisfaction with the Council. 2000 Nottingham citizens took part in the survey last December.
Overall, results from this year’s survey generally show little change compared to last year. This is very positive given the backdrop of the current challenging economic climate and the many welfare changes which we may have expected to lead to falling levels of satisfaction.
The top factors cited as being most in need of improvement have largely stayed the same as last year also, with level of crime, clean streets, road and pavement repairs and activities for teenagers remaining in the top five. The factor cited as the fifth most in need of improvement in this most recent survey is the level of traffic congestion; this was 8th in 2011.
84% of respondents said they are satisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to live and 89% of respondents feel that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.
66% said they were very or fairly satisfied with the way the Council runs things, and 70% of respondents believe the City Council provides value for money.
The survey results suggest that levels of smoking in Nottingham are around 30%, remaining well above the national average of 20%.
The following links provide access to reports and results.
Archived results are available here. Due to different methodologies and question wording, direct comparisons cannot always be made with previous surveys. These documents are collated in the Local Engagement and Consultation folder.
Please contact Helen Hill
for further information on the Citizens' Survey, or Lisa Dawkins
, Helen Hill
or Tony Leafe
for further information on corporate consultation work across Nottingham.