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.

Educational achievement

% of children achieving a good level of development
Monitoring
31 Mar 17
71.20%
 
Monitoring
% of pupils achieving the expected standard at key stage 2
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
62.00%
 
Monitoring
Average attainment 8 score per pupil
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
46.10
 
Monitoring
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate
Monitoring
30 Sep 17
20.10
 
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 training

% of 16-18 year olds participating in education and training
Monitoring
31 Mar 17
89.40%
 
Monitoring
Number of apprentice starts
Monitoring
31 Mar 17
4,000
 
Monitoring

Employment and income

Out of work benefits - claimant count
Monitoring
30 Jun 18
2,255
 
Monitoring
Claimant count for young people
Monitoring
30 Jun 18
480
 
Monitoring
Residents income
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
£517.20
 
Monitoring
Workplace income
Monitoring
31 Dec 17
£470.80
 
Monitoring

Transport, 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
Connecting Shropshire - Broadband connectivity
Monitoring
30 Jun 18
60,968
 
Monitoring

Housing is provided to meet the needs of Shropshire's residents

Maintaining a 5 year land supply for housing development
Succeeding
31 Mar 17
6.04
 
Succeeding
Net number of new homes
Monitoring
31 Mar 17
1,910
 
Monitoring
Number of new affordable homes
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
452
 
Monitoring
Affordability of housing
Monitoring
31 Mar 17
7.7
 
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Developing a prosperous economy

Increased Gross Value Added (GVA)
Monitoring
31 Mar 16
£19,961
 
Monitoring
Number of major planning application received
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
28
 
Monitoring
Number of major planning applications approved
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
26
 
Monitoring