Research and Data

A robust evidence base is essential to inform the development of policy and strategy and to assess developing priorities. Through research, data and geographical analysis, data visualisations and customer insight we can provide an understanding of the risks, challenges and opportunities in the region, to deliver improved outcomes for the West Midlands and its residents.

Working with partners in both public and private sectors we are exploring new sources of data that can provide added intelligence and where possible making this available through the Open Data initiative and the emerging Data Portal.

The WMCA Launch statement makes a strong commitment that “future strategic decisions should only be taken on the basis of empirical evidence supporting both the problem and solution” our aim is to have this evidence readily available and accessible.

Future updates will appear here including latest statistical information in Travel Trends (see top right).