In December 2016, the Church of England Research and Statistics Unit released a new set of Parish Dashboards for every parish. These replace the 2011 Parish Spotlights, and are differently formatted, but in a similar way they draw together Census data, IMD (Index of Multiple Deprivation) data, Statistics for Mission and other sources.
Dashboards are now expected to become a regular feature of the Research and Statistics Unit’s annual output, and the single most valuable tool they provide for parishes. Benefice level dashboards are available on request, and it is possible that deanery level dashboards may be developed in future.
If the data appears wrong, it may be because of errors or inconsistencies in the way Statistics for Mission forms were completed. If so, please get in touch.
For more information, read this file from Dr Ken Eames of the Research and Statistics Unit.