Economic performance in Shropshire is good but we want to make more of our economic potential. This includes land, infrastructure, connectivity and the facilities to train and educate a world class workforce.

We will continue to monitor and work with schools and academies to promote high standards of provision and outcomes above the national averages and ensure that our children and young people are best placed to achieve their goals.

We will work to improve our physical and digital connectivity and our skills base in liaison with the Government and with partners, and to grow existing businesses and support the strong entrepreneurial base that already exists in Shropshire.

We will also explore new niche industries that are right for Shropshire and Shropshire is right for them. This means higher added-value industries, exploiting supply chains, and higher paid jobs attracting young people and families.

Physical and digital Infrastructure

Overall satisfaction with highways and transport in Shropshire
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
53.0
 
Monitoring
Road conditions - % of non principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
9.00
 
Monitoring
Road conditions - % of principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
4.00
 
Monitoring
% of Premises with Access to Fibre Network Broadband
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
97.00
 
Monitoring
% of Premises with Access to Superfast Broadband
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
86.00
 
Monitoring

Educational achievement

Average attainment 8 score per pupil
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
46.10
 
Monitoring
Percentage achieving the English Baccalaureate (inc. 9-5 pass in English and Maths)
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
19.80%
 
Monitoring
Percentage of pupils acheiving 9-5 pass in English and Maths
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
41.90%
 
Monitoring
Standard of Schools
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
91.00%
 
Monitoring

Employment and income

Claimant count for young people
Monitoring
31 Jan 18
555
 
Monitoring
Residents income
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
£517.20
 
Monitoring
Workplace income
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
£470.80
 
Monitoring