People outcome measures

Corporate Plan 2019-2023 State of the Borough outcome measures

Our People

A good quality of life for all our residents

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Male life expectancy at birth 76.6 years

Within the borough, male life expectancy at birth is lower than that of Lancashire, North West and English averages. Since 2014 the gap between the local life expectancy and the wider averages have widened, but the last reporting period (2015-17) did show a slight improvement on the previous period (2014-16).

Female life expectancy at birth 80.1 years

Within the borough, female life expectancy is lower than that of the Lancashire, North West and English averages. Since 2014 the gap between the local life expectancy and the wider averages have widened, the last reporting period (2015-17) evidenced this by charting the widest gap seen locally since 2001-2003.

Number of rough sleepers 15

The latest reporting period outlines that there are 15 confirmed rough sleepers in the borough. An increase on the previous year.

Number of people prevented from becoming homeless 477

The latest reporting period outlines that 477 cases were relieved or prevented from becoming homeless. This represents a 27.5% increase on the previous year.

Care homes rated good or better by the C.Q.C. 79.4%

Within its latest reporting the Care Quality Commission (C.Q.C.) outlined that of the 34 care homes within the borough 27 of them received an overall rating of good or better. Further to this the C.Q.C. rated no local care home inadequate overall.

Children under five’s experience of tooth decay 42.6%

Public Health England (PHE) reports that the borough has one of the highest levels of tooth decay in children under the age of five.

Number of Lancashire Volunteer Partnership volunteers in BwD 1,296

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership reports that the majority of the Borough’s volunteers support the work of environmental services.

Child road casualties 14

The Department for Transport reports that in the last reporting period 14 children were killed or seriously injured (KSI) as a result of road casualties within the borough. This equates to 4.7% of all KSI cases in the North West.

School performance

The borough is home to the best State School in the country (Tauheedul Islam Girl’s High School) which consistently achieves a Progress 8 score well above the national average. However, the majority of state funded schools in the borough achieve progress 8 scores at or below the national average. This is especially true when looking at the secondary schools in Darwen.

Average attainment 8 score 45.8

The borough has seen its average attainment 8 per pupil decrease since the introduction of the measure in 2014/15. However, the borough does outperform averages for the North West (45.7) and England (44.5).

Average progress 8 score 0.02

The borough maintains a positive average progress 8 score, indicating that children area of the same level at the end of Primary school achieve a better outcome by the end of secondary school. The borough outperforms the regional average (-0.16) as well as the Blackpool (-0.64) and Lancashire (-0.09) averages

State funded primary schools Ofsted ratings 80%

80% of the borough’s state funded primary schools (44) are rated good or better by Ofsted. Compared to the English average (87%) the borough under performs.

Children attending a good or better primary school 85.7%

State funded primary schools.

State funded secondary schools Ofsted ratings 75%

75% of the borough state funded secondary schools (9) are rated good or better by Ofsted. This is on a par with the English average.

Children attending a good or better secondary school 76.3%

State funded secondary schools

Residents with NVQ4 level and above qualifications 29.3%

Current figures outline that within BwD 29.3% of residents aged have an NVQ level 4 or above qualification (16-64). Compared to regional (35.5%) and national averages (39.0%) the borough performs poorly. However the borough has seen a greater percentage increase within local residents achieving NVQ4 qualifications compared to national levels since 2013.

Residents with no formal qualifications 12.4%

Current figures outline that within BwD, 12.4% of residents have no formal qualification compared to regional (9.1%) and national averages (7.6%) the borough performs poorly. However, the borough has seen the gap close between local levels of residents with no formal qualifications and levels seen regionally and nationally in recent years.

Apprenticeship starts 1,240

In 2017/18 there were 1,240 apprenticeship starts in the borough, a decrease of around a third since 2016/17, reflecting a wider national trend.

Apprentices employed by BwD BC 60

In the academic year 2019-2020 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council employed 31 new apprentices, this is a 7% increase on the previous 12 months.

NEETS (aged 16 to 17) 3.1%

Current figures indicate that proportionally 3.0% of all 16 -17 year olds are known not to be in employment, education or training (NEET). The Department for Education revises this position upwards to 4.8% include individuals who are known to the Local Authority, but whose personal circumstances are unknown locally. Compared to regional and national levels the borough performs well when examining known and unknown cases at 6.3% and 5.5% respectively. However, the borough’s performance is a mixed picture when only examining known individuals, with the area being out performed nationally (2.6%) but outperforming the NW (3.2%).

Average attainment 8 score for children with identified SEN 8.3

Compared to regional averages the borough performs poorly towards attainment 8 for children with identified special educational needs (12.8). This is also true when compared to the English average (13.5).

Average progress 8 score for children with identified SEN -1.40

Compared to regional averages the borough performs poorly towards progress 8 for children with identified special needs (-1.19). This is also true compared to the English average (-1.09).

Average progress 8 score for disadvantaged children -0.35

Compared to regional averages the borough performs well towards progress 8 for children from disadvantaged backgrounds (-0.63). This is also true when compared to the English average (-0.44).

Disadvantaged children achieving the expected standard by KS2 53%

Recent figures from the Department for Education suggest that the borough slightly exceeds the English average for disadvantaged children meeting the expected standard for reading, writing, and maths at Key Stage 2 (51%). The North West sees the same average as England.

Our people: data sources

  • Male life expectancy at birth - Office for National Statistics - Health state life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas, UK: 2015 – 2017
  • Female life expectancy at birth - Office for National Statistics - Health state life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas, UK: 2015 – 2017
  • Number of rough sleepers - MHCLG - Live tables on homelessness, Rough sleeping tables (tables 1, 2a, 2b and 2c): 2018
  • Number of people prevented from becoming homeless - MHCLG - Live tables on homelessness, Table 792: total reported cases of homelessness prevention and relief by outcome and local authority, 2009-10 to 2017-18 (revised): 2018
  • Care homes rated good or better by the CQC - Care Quality Commission - CQC care directory with ratings: September 2019
  • Number of LVP volunteers - Local Data - Lancashire Volunteer Partnership engagement report
  • Children under five's experience of tooth decay - Public Health England - Oral health of 5 year old children in local authorities: 2017
  • Child road casualties - Department for Transport - Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Annual Report- Table RAS30039: 2017
  • School performance - Department for Education - Overall performance at the end of key stage 4 2019
  • Average attainment 8 score - LG Inform - Average Attainment 8 score: 2017/2018
  • Average progress 8 score - LG Inform - Average Progress 8 score: 2017/2018
  • State funded primary schools Ofsted ratings - OfSTED - Statistics at Ofsted - Compare local authorities (State primary): 2019
  • Children attending a good or better primary school - OfSTED - Statistics at Ofsted - Compare local authorities (State primary): 2019
  • State funded secondary schools Ofsted ratings - OfSTED - Statistics at Ofsted - Compare local authorities (State secondary): 2019
  • Children attending a good or better secondary school - OfSTED - Statistics at Ofsted - Compare local authorities (State secondary): 2019
  • Residents with NVQ 4 level qualifications (16 -64) - Nomis - Annual Population Survey: Jan - Dec 2018
  • Residents with no formal qualifications (16-64) - Nomis - Annual Population Survey: Jan - Dec 2018
  • Apprenticeship starts - Department for Education - Apprenticeships and trainee-ships data - 2017/2018
  • Apprentices employed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - Local Data - Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Human Resources statistics.
  • NEETs - Department for Education - NEET and participation: local authority figures: 2018
  • Average attainment 8 score for children with identified SEN- LG Inform - Average Attainment 8 score - pupils with a statement of SEN or EHC plan: 2017/2018
  • Average progress 8 score for children with identified SEN - LG Inform - Average Progress 8 score - pupils with a statement of SEN or EHC plan: 2017/2018
  • Average progress 8 score for disadvantaged children - LG Inform - Average Progress 8 score - pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds: 2017/18
  • Disadvantaged children achieving the expected standard by Key Stage 2 - LG Inform - Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of key stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics - pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds: 2017/2018