Comparing Core Cities
The Core Cities represents the council’s of England’s eight largest city economies outside London along with Glasgow and Cardiff. The expansion of the Local Authority Energy Index this year allowed us to compare the performance in the Index of the eight English cities.
The Core Cities, as would be expected, showed a range of performance amongst the four category of indicator.
Each Core City has a weighted aggregate score that was calculated based on its several contiguous Local Authorities’ various scores . These were in turn weighted according to population, with more populous Core City Authorities contributing proportionately more to the Core City score calculation (total and per category).
Please note that some Core Cities will also be Local Authorities in their own right, and therefore have their own performance and scores which will differ from their Core City scores.