City Centre Economic Healthcheck

The objective of the City Centre Health Check is to track the impact of economic activity in the city centre and to provide a baseline from which future performance can be benchmarked. It is a bi-annual progress report on how the city centre is performing against a range of indicators including footfall, cleanliness, vacancy rates, planning and development and tourism.

The twenty-first edition of the health check was produced in April 2019 and covered the period July to December 2018. The current edition is dated November 2019.

Some highlights:

  • Average headline/overall footfall has increased
  • Crime/ASB figures have declined overall
  • Average vacancy rates have remained stable since the last edition

Download the current Health Check here or click the image (file opens in a new tab).  Previous editions of the Health Check can be found at

The next edition will be due in April 2020