The Church of England research and statistics team has produced information about parishes, both about congregations and also the wider community living in the area, called Parish Spotlight.
The information covers areas such as Christian affiliation, population, age and ethnicity profiles, household structures, deprivation, employment, schools and qualifications, alongside church statistics such as attendance and giving.
This is a very useful tool for parishes and maybe a starting place for your church or PCC to explore your local community further. Each parish document is about 20 pages long with easy to understand graphs and charts. You can access the information for your parish from the list below.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Other national research and statistics reports can be found on the Church of England website.