Insight Bulletin January 2021

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Insight e-bulletin January 2021

In this issue:

COVID-19 dashboards

Source: Insight,Coventry City Council; Public Health England

View COVID-19 (Coronavirus) data for Coventry and surrounding areas on the set of dashboards. Local statistics on the number of cases, the number of associated deaths, outbreaks, testing and healthcare are regularly updated here.

There is a lot of information on the local response, including guidance on test and trace.

Covid Dashboard Jan

Cities Outlook - understanding UK cities economic performance

Source: Centre for cities

Centre for cities has launched cities outlook report and a new interactive tool city monitor that allows you to explore and compare the latest economic data on how cities and large towns are performing against a wide range of indicators.

It focuses on the scale of the impact of the COVID pandemic on urban life, on the Government’s promise to level up the economy, and the prospects for the future.

Coventry comes under "levelling up challenge group" which means that there is a need of levelling up pre-pandemic but export base is relatively sheltered from COVID. To truly level up, places need stronger performing exporting sectors.

We are amongst the 21 cities of which the data suggests are better placed to come back. But the longer-term challenge is that even a full recovery to where these cities were before the pandemic will return them only to a position of relatively weak economic performance, something which levelling up policies will need to tackle.

According to the report to strengthen the export base, places need to attract more high-value businesses to their area and to do this the cities – and national government – need a set of policies aimed at improving the skills local people have to offer, stimulating innovation, providing adequate office space and improving transport connections within their areas.

Cities Outlook

Headline Statistics January 2021

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

These indicators were carefully selected to provide a picture of Coventry and its residents. 

Figures have been updated for demographics, health, employment and unemployment, qualifications, recorded crime, teenage conceptions, children in low income families, homelessness and number of dwellings.

Read the metadata to learn more about the indicators' context and methodology