City survey wraps up

Lacombe has seen an excellent response to a first-ever event.

  • May. 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Lacombe has seen an excellent response to a first-ever event.

Having just finished its inaugural citizen satisfaction survey, the City of Lacombe would like to thank all who participated.

The results of the survey will be used to help City administration and Council make decision in the future and be more responsive to the needs of its businesses and residents.

When surveys are conducted with members of the general public, the results are often skewed towards portions of the population that are home more.

In Alberta, this means data from many surveys comes from individuals over the age of 35.

To counter this, Banister Research & Consulting Inc. (the company that conducted the survey) established quotas based on the most recent census information for adult residents over the age of 18 years in the City and contacted households towards the end of data collection looking to speak only with males between the ages of 18 and 34, the hardest demographic to collect data from, officials said.

In total, researchers collected information from 400 individuals, 195 males and 205 females.

Of these 400, 110 were between the ages of 18 and 34 (50 males and 60 females), 209 between the ages of 35 and 54 (104 males and 105 females) and 81 at age 65 or older (195 males and 205 females).

Researchers also collected data from 173 completed surveys from members of the local business community.

The City of Lacombe sees this as excellent support for the survey and looks forward to the results of the survey being reported to council during the May 27 regular council meeting.