The August / September People’s Panel survey asked about:
- Financial Stability Tracker
- Neighbourhood Priorities
- Crime and Disorder
- Measuring Hull’s Success
- Pride in Hull
1,123 local people completed this survey, meaning results for Hull are reported with a confidence interval of 2.71% at a 95% confidence level (e.g. we are 95% certain that the actual result falls within +/-2.71 percentage points of the reported figure).
An infographic summary of the results can be found here: August 2022 Infographic
A more detailed analysis report can be found here: August 2022 Report
Financial Stability Tracker
|Indicator||March 2022||May 2022||July 2022||August 2022|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments without any difficulties||45%||43%||42%||36%|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments, but it is a struggle from time to time||33%||37%||32%||38%|
|Keeping up with bills / credit commitments, but it is a constant struggle||10%||10%||13%||14%|
|Falling behind with some bills / credit commitments||3%||3%||4%||5%|
|Having real financial problems, have fallen behind with many bills / credit commitments||3%||2%||1%||1%|
|Don’t have any bills / credit commitments||2%||1%||1%||2%|
According to our latest survey (August / September 2022):
• The majority of respondents (74%) are either keeping up without any difficulties (36%) or only struggling occasionally (38%).
• 20% find it a constant struggle to keep up (14%), are falling behind financially (5%) or are having real financial problems (1%).
• Compared to March 2022, there has now been a significant decrease (-9 percentage points) in those who are keeping up without any difficulties.
• This has resulted in significant increases in both those who are keeping up but struggling from time to time (+5 percentage points) and those who are keeping up but finding it a constant struggle (+4 percentage points).
Analysis now suggests that those who are struggling the most financially include, in order:
• Group A: Pensioners in Small Public Rented Flats
• Group J: Students in Rented Flats and Terraces
• Group C: Young Families with Dependent Children in Public Rented Houses in High Deprivation
• Group E: Low Income Residents in High Density Non-Council Terraced Houses
• Group L: Diverse Residents in Private Rented Flats and Terraces
• Residents with an illness or impairment
• Residents from BAME backgrounds
Respondents were asked to identify the top five most important things that make a place a good place to live and, from the same list, the top five things most in need of improvement in their local area. Respondents identified the following:
Most Important In Making a Place A Good Place To Live
1. Access to health services (60%)
2. Clean streets (52%)
3. Levels of crime and ASB (51%)
4. Affordable, suitable housing (31%)
5. Parks and open spaces (30%)
Most In Need of Improvement In Your Local Area
1. Clean streets (49%)
2. State of roads and pavements (49%)
3. Levels of crime and ASB (47%)
4. Levels of traffic congestion (39%)
5. Access to health services (31%)
Crime and Disorder
The largest proportion of respondents (50%) think that the level of crime and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood has increased in the last year. A slightly smaller proportion (44%), think that the level of crime and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood has stayed the same in the last year.
The majority of respondents (60%) think that environmental antisocial behaviour is a problem in their neighbourhood. Over a third also think that nuisance antisocial behaviour (44%), drugs and drug related crime (41%), burglary (38%), theft (37%) and vehicle crime (33%) are a problem in their neighbourhood.
However, the majority of respondents have no personal experience of any of the crime types in the last year. They are most likely to have experienced environmental antisocial behaviour (39%) and / or nuisance antisocial behaviour (38%).
Of those respondents who experienced one of the crime types listed in the last year, 35% did report it and 58% did not. 6% cannot remember if they reported it or not.
The majority of respondents identify environmental antisocial behaviour (59%), and nuisance antisocial behaviour (55%) as crime priorities for their local area. A high proportion of respondents also identify burglary (48%) and drugs and drug related crime (47%) as a priority.
The majority of respondents feel safe alone in their home both during the day (88%) and after dark (76%).
Whilst the majority of respondents also feel safe walking around their neighbourhood alone during the day (79%), this figure more than halves, to just 33% of respondents, who feel safe walking around their neighbourhood alone after dark.
Similarly, the majority of respondents feel safe walking alone in Hull during the day (67%). However, just 21% of respondents agree that they feel safe walking alone in Hull after dark.
Measuring Hull’s Success
Presented with seven themes around which we could measure Hull’s success, the majority of respondents believe that we should focus on jobs and the economy (70%), infrastructure, roads and transport (61%), and crime and community safety (57%).
A high proportion also believe that we should focus on health and social care (48%).
Strong indicators of success within their individual themes included feelings of safety (crime and community safety), visitor spend in the local economy (visitors and tourism), creation of new and affordable housing (housing), happiness and wellbeing (health and social care), local attraction visits (visitors and tourism), and children living in poverty (jobs and the economy).
Pride in Hull
Over half (58%) of respondents either agree (35%) or strongly agree (23%) that they are proud to live in or near Hull. Conversely, just 18% of respondents either disagree (11%) or strongly disagree (7%) that they are proud to live in or near Hull.
Since December 2021, when this question was last asked, there has been a significant decrease in those who agree they are proud to live in or near Hull (from 65% to 58%); and the proportion of respondents who currently agree that they are proud to live in or near Hull has fallen 20 percentage points from the peak in December 2017 (from 78% to 58%).