In this edition of the ‘Who Are You?’ series we take a look at those who came to CAB service points during November 2015. Information was collected on almost 17,000 clients, which is an increase in reporting of 6% from our first client profile data collection in 2014. In learning from the pilot phase of this work, a more accurate measure of comparison between the client profile and all clients seen in November has been developed. This indicates that the profile captures approximately 74% of all clients seen in November 2015, an increase of 6% from the proportion seen in 2014.
As with all surveys of this type not all clients wished to answer all questions; it is also not always appropriate to ask for such information. Because of this it is not possible to report on every category, but our analysis shows that comparison with the client profile data from 2014/15 is consistent and the data collected is robust enough to compare with the 2011 Census.