This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of people who feel they are able to influence decisions affecting their local area
Whether people feel able to influence decisions affecting their local area
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Disability Status - The (GSS) harmonised "core" definition identifies a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental health condition or illness that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more. It must reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities. It is important to note that a person who has a long-term illness that does not reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities is not disabled under the definition. The GSS harmonised questions are asked of the respondent in the survey, meaning that disability status is self-reported. The GSS definition is designed to reflect the definitions that appear in legal terms in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) for Northern Ireland and the 2010 Equality Act for Great Britain.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
The Community Life Survey is a household online/paper self-completion study of adults aged 16+ in England.
The survey aims to track the latest trends and developments across areas that are key to encouraging social action and empowering communities.
It is unclear what effect the COVID-19 pandemic, associated lockdown measures and associated media coverage may have had on relevant public behaviours, attitudes and perceptions. This should be taken into consideration when interpreting results from 2020/21 and 2021/22.
Differences between groups are only reported on in this publication where they are statistically significant i.e. where we can be confident that the differences seen in our sampled respondents reflect the population.
Figures for 'Black' and 'Other' ethnic groups for 2014/15 are suppressed because the percentage is based on 5 or fewer responses and is therefore unavailable.
Information about respondents' limiting long term illnesses/disabilities are only available for those who completed the online version of the survey.
Citizenship - Respondents were instructed to select all that apply so there will be some overlap between citizenship groups.
We are reporting on data from 2013/14 as the data collection mode (from face-to-face to online/paper) changed and data would not be comparable with earlier years.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||01 June 2023|
|Metadata last updated||01 June 2023|