Gateshead Council regularly carries out a residents survey to find out the views of local people on a wide range of issues, including life in their local area and satisfaction with local services. The most recent survey was undertaken in the summer of 2012, when 4,086 residents (from a random sample of 13,500 addresses) completed the survey. The Council uses the results to help to develop and improve local services and to inform budget priorities.
In previous years all local authorities were required to carry out surveys containing questions specified by the Government, the last one being the Place Survey in 2008. The results of surveys undertaken over the last 10 years are attached below.
The council gratefully acknowledges the help and assistance given by the many residents who took part in the surveys.