2016 Parish Dashboards

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...

Parish and Deanery Statistics

A good deanery plan will take account of first-hand local knowledge, but also be informed by good use of data. A whole range of statistics may be relevant. Some sources are listed on this page, but some major datasets have their own dedicated pages: The 2016 Parish Dashboards (these...

Mission and Financial Strength Matrices

The Church Commissioners Strategy Unit have produced a set of matrices intended to compare mission strength and financial strength for parishes in each deanery (colloquially called the bubble charts). The original Excel datafiles can be downloaded here, along with a PDF version of the chart for each deanery.

2011 Parish Spotlights

This data is retained for reference, but has been superseded by the 2016 Parish Dashboards. In 2011, the Church of England Research and Statistics Unit compiled Parish Spotlights for every parish, combining data from the 2011 Census, the Index of Multiple Deprivation, the Statistics for Mission and a variety of...