Living in Lancashire Wave 44
|Purpose||The objective of this survey is to look at people's views about 20mph speed limits, economic development and social capital.|
Economy and regeneration
|Commissioned by||Corporate Research and Intelligence|
All of Lancashire
Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Life in Lancashire panel
|Date||21/02/2014 - 04/04/2014|
|Undertaken by||Corporate Research and Intelligence|
|Key findings||20mph speed limits
- Nine out of every ten respondents (90%) are aware that 20 mph speed limits are being introduced in residential areas across Lancashire.
- Almost three-quarters of respondents (72%) agree that introducing 20 mph speed limits in residential areas will make them safer.
- Almost three-quarters (74%) do not think that the majority of drivers will stick to the 20 mph speed limit.
- Of those respondents who are not retired, one in ten (10%) have no formal qualifications. Just over two-fifths (43%) have a degree level qualification or higher.
- Around half of respondents (51%) are currently in paid employment, with a third (35%) working full-time and around a sixth (16%) working part-time.
- Around three-quarters of respondents (74%) travel for up to half an hour each way to get to their regular place of work. Only one in every twenty respondents (6%) travel for over an hour each way.
- The most commonly used method to get to work is the car. Just less than three-quarters of respondents (74%) use a car to get to work every, or most, days.
- The most common reasons given for using a car to get to work are that it is more convenient (52%) and it saves time (37%).
- Just under half of respondents (48%) would be prepared to travel for more than half an hour each way to get to work. Around one in six respondents (16%) are only willing to travel up to 15 minutes each way.
- The most common reasons given for what would stop respondents from travelling for longer to get to work are that they don't want to spend more time travelling (64%), they want a balance between social/family life and work life (54%) and that it would be too expensive and wouldn't make financial sense (37%).
- Only around one in six respondents (15%) feel that there are a wide range of jobs available for them in Lancashire which reflect their skill level/experience, while a further two-fifths (41%) feel that there are a small number of jobs available. Around a fifth of respondents (19%) feel that there are very few jobs available for them within Lancashire and about one in twenty (4%) feel there are no jobs available for them.
- Just under a quarter of respondents (24%) think their job prospects will get worse over the next two years, while about one in ten respondents (11%) think they will get better.
- To improve their employment prospects, within the last three years nearly two-fifths of respondents (38%) have learnt a new skill.
- Nearly four-fifths of respondents (79%) agree that people in their local area treat one another with respect and consideration.
- Nine out of every ten respondents (90%) are satisfied with their home as a place to live.
- Nearly half of respondents (46%) agree that older people receive the support they need to live independently at home.
- Just under a third of respondents (30%) have given unpaid help a few times a month or more in the last 12 months to someone who was not a relative.
- Half of respondents (50%) who have given unpaid help in the last 12 months gave less than 2 hours unpaid help in the last four weeks.
- A fifth of respondents (20%) have done some formal volunteering at least a few times a month during the last 12 months.
- Respondents who have formally volunteered in the last 12 months were then asked why they volunteer. The most common responses were to give something back (65%) and to make a positive difference (55%).
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