Working well Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of our residents, both now and in the future.

Most people begin their working lives in good health. Staying physically and mentally healthy enough to work is crucial to your wellbeing.

We want to increase the number of Rochdale residents in sustained, meaningful employment and the level of skills in the borough. Being out of work is generally bad for your health. Poor health can be a cause of losing employment and also a huge barrier to gaining employment.

We're concerned about the large number of people in Rochdale borough who have a long term illness. This is reflected in several indicators and can be seen across the whole population. Improving mental health and wellbeing in all people of working age is important to a successful and thriving borough.​

The Working Well summary part of the JSNA highlights the key issues, outcomes and measures related to the working life of the population aged 16–64.

It includes sections on:

  • Population demographics
  • Economic activity such as employment
  • Benefit claimants
  • Skills and qualifications
  • Wages and income

Read the Working Well JSNA summary

Statistics on the working-age population

Nomis - Local authority profile - these profiles are available for Rochdale and include some of the data from the key datasets on population, employment, unemployment, qualifications, earnings, benefit claimants and businesses.