Citi-Scope Residents Survey

As part of the data collection process in the development of a new Regeneration Plan for the city a survey of residents was completed in 2009 across the city.  The main aim of the survey was to hear from local people about experiences of living in the city and identify their needs and aspirations for the future. 

The survey covered areas such as health, income, education, well-being, sports, arts and culture, transport, crime and safety. 

Key findings of the survey are:
  • majority of residents are positive about their local neighbourhood and feel safe when out and about in their neighbourhood
  • most residents are satisfied with Derry~Londonderry as a city in which to live
  • residents are keen to get more involved in the decisions that affect their local community and the Derry City Council area 
  • over a third of residents volunteer in their local community
  • activities for teenagers and facilities are ranked as the most important factor in making somewhere a good place to live
  • over two thirds of residents would like to see additional support and services for children and young people
Enumerator training session
Citi-Scope-focus-groups.png The Citi-Scope Survey process included gathering qualitative data through focus groups, ensuring inclusion of groups who have been identified as experiencing inequality, for example in:
  • housing
  • education
  • employment
  • health

The focus groups discussed the barriers to building better communities and possible causes and solutions to the overcoming the barriers identified.  Awareness of any specific policies, strategies or programmes that would help people access services to meet their needs was also addressed. Citi-Scope-focus-group.png

Additional information from the Citi-Scope Survey can be accessed at Citi-Scope

The Citi-Scope Survey 2012 is currently in the field and pre-liminary results are due at the end of January 2013.  The survey will be re-run in 2014.