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The Community Planning Outcomes Profile Measures

Below is a list of the measures used within the Community Planning Outcomes Profile.

The criteria used to shortlist the measures were:

  • policy salience and relevance for prevention, outcome improvement and inequality reduction
  • localness
  • timeliness and longevity
  • create either a basis for action or provide context within

Early Years

Outcomes

  • Children have the best start in life, so that they have equal opportunities to succeed.
  • Children are safe and nurtured, and have the life skills, confidence and opportunities to reach their potential.
  • Young people are ready for life and work.

Measures

  • Percentage of babies at healthy birth weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of Primary 1 school children
  • S4 tariff score
  • Percentage of school leavers in positive and sustained destinations

Older People

Outcome

  • Older people are independent for longer and able to stay in their own homes as long as they wish.

Measure

  • Emergency hospital admissions per 100,000 population (65+)

Employment and Economic Growth

Outcomes

  • Employment opportunities for all.
  • People have satisfying, secure and suitable work.
  • People live in a community with a thriving, expanding economy.
  • People have the means to support themselves and their families with a standard of living that enables them to participate in society after paying all necessary bills.

Measures

  • Employment rate
  • Median earnings for residents in local authority area who are employed
  • Percentage of population (aged 16-64) in receipt of out-of-work benefits
  • Percentage of children in poverty
  • Survival of newly-born enterprises (3 year survival)

Safer and Stronger Communities

Outcomes

  • People live in resilient, responsible and safe communities.
  • People in vulnerable circumstances are protected.
  • Community and public understand the role/place of public services.
  • People feel engaged and feel they can influence their community.
  • People do not feel isolated or lonely.

Measures

  • Rate of recorded crimes per 10,000 population
  • Total dwelling fires per 100,000 population

Health and Wellbeing

Outcomes

  • People live happy and healthy lives with a healthy life expectancy.
  • People who need care are supported to live independently and confidently.
  • Positive end of life

Measures

  • Mortality rates per 100,000 for people aged under 75 in Scotland
  • Average score on the short version of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS)
  • Unplanned emergency hospital attendances

Environment

Outcomes

  • People live in attractive, welcoming environments.
    People take pride in and look after their environment.

Measure

  • Carbon emissions per capita
Emily Lynch - Programme Manager, Performance Management & Benchmarking