Research and Insight

Across the Council, we use primary and secondary research to better understand the challenges and opportunities within our district and to ensure the needs and the views of our residents are recognised.

The Strategic Policy team support the Council's research and insight activity through:

  • Establishing and leading a research, evaluation and insight programme, working alongside our extended leadership team
  • Commissioning and managing our annual resident survey
  • Maintaining a corporate evidence base to support the Council's outcomes framework
  • Helping services to evaluate what works and to prototype new ways of working

Research reports

Our annual State of the District report provides an overview of the Mid Suffolk district, using data and insight around the themes of environment, economy, health and wellbeing, community and housing.

Download the Mid Suffolk State of the District 2023 Report

Useful links

The Suffolk Observatory provides users with a range of data, analysis, profiles, maps, and reports about Suffolk.