The report of the sixth census of local authority councillors in England has been published. The census provides the most comprehensive 'snapshot' of local government representation and analyses of trends over time.
The census asks councillors about:
The census ensures that the LGA has accurate information about councillors, and how they carry out their work, and hence receive the best possible support. Accurate data of this nature is key if councils are to continue to develop their community leadership and place-shaping roles.
Some of the main findings are summarised below:
Work as a councillor
Date: October 2011
8 August 2012