According to the first ever Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) Place Survey results, the proportion of West Midlands residents satisfied with theatres and concert halls is the most variable indicator across the region, ranging from 76% in Malvern Hills to a low of 18% in North Warwickshire.
However, overall satisfaction with theatres and concert halls in the region (45%) exceeded the national average (43%).
In addition, compared to all other regions, West Midlands residents were the least satisfied with local sport and leisure facilities.
These two results, which carry implications for some of the region’s local cultural service providers, were highlighted as headline findings by colleagues at the West Midlands Regional Observatory as part of their detailed Place Survey 2008 analysis.
While overall satisfaction with theatres, concert halls, museums and galleries in the West Midlands exceeded the national average, satisfaction with parks and open spaces, sport and leisure facilities and libraries was below average:
Regional results of the Place Survey 2008:
- Interactive map: results by West Midlands local authorities (Flash)
- Comparison of West Midlands with other English regions (PDF, 1.52mb)
- Place Survey 2008 dataset by English region and West Midlands local authorities (XLS, 51kb)