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All members of our community prosper from a strong and growing economy. A thriving business sector attracts and retains a skilled and productive workforce.
A prosperous community is one in which there is a job market in which employment is growing, unemployment is low, incomes are relatively high and evenly distributed and people are well-educated. Having a decent income is a crucial element contributing to quality of life because most basic needs such as food, water, shelter, health care and many forms of recreation have to be purchased. The valuable services resulting from unpaid household and community work also contribute directly to our well-being and prosperity.
The prosperous community outcome is made up of eight indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the data relating to each of the prosperous community indicators.
The GPI counts our health-care costs created by smoking, not exercising, eating poorly and becoming obese, as costs, not gains, to the economy.
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The educational attainment of the adult population is an indicator of the skills available to the economy. The level of formal educational qualifications is a commonly used proxy for human capital. A higher level of human capital can improve economic efficiency by providing organisations and individuals with knowledge and skills for economic development. Educational attainment is also important for participation in society and personal satisfaction.
The woking age population (15 years and over) with no education qualifications expressed as a percentage of the working age population (15 years and over)
Last updated July 2014
Data available only for 2001, 2006 and 2013.
Indicators are updated in May and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
While care has been taken in processing, analysing and extracting information, we cannot guarantee that the information is free from error and we shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of any information, product or service.