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1 THE DIOCESE OF WORCESTER Parish Treasurers Meeting 2007

2 PARISH SHARE FORMULA Previous “Quota Formula” set in 1986 Working party established in 2000 All deaneries represented Examined various options New formula approved by Diocesan Synod in Nov 2003 Phased in from 2004 Implementation reviewed in 2006

3 SHARING, NOT CHARGING Through Parish Share we seek to share the costs of mission and ministry Distributing the resources of ministry as they are needed Paying for them according to our ability

4 GIVING, NOT PAYING By giving as part of our Christian discipleship Proportionate to: –Church membership –Church members’ income

5 Calculating Parish Share Basic concept of formula is simple. Share is allocated to deaneries using two elements:  Average Sunday Attendance (using statistics provided by parishes)  Income

6 Calculating Parish Share (Continued) Income is a notional Average Personal Income calculated for each deanery. We’ll come back to how it’s calculated later

7 Calculating Parish Share (Continued) Multiplying Average Personal Income by the Average Sunday Attendance figure gives an idea of the income of churchgoers in a deanery. Divide this by the income available to churchgoers in the diocese and you have the proportion of share requested from the deanery.

8 Calculating Parish Share (Continued) “But the people who earn a lot in my parish don’t come to church!” WHAT MATTERS IS THE RELATIVE LEVELS BETWEEN DEANERIES NOT PRECISE INCOME FIGURES

9 AVERAGE INCOME Working Party wanted income survey questionnaires – this was not accepted Use of Inland Revenue statistics (2 nd choice) Advantages: Objective measure of relative wealth Readily available Regularly updated Disadvantages: Not specific to congregations Tax districts overlap deanery boundaries

10 Calculating Parish Share (Continued) Average Personal Income is based on figures from  HM Revenue & Customs for income and number of tax payers in each District  the 2001 Census for populations of small geographical areas called “Super Output Areas”

11 INLAND REVENUE STATISTICS How we use them Help of new mapping software Integration of census statistics Indicator of relative wealth

12 Calculating Parish Share (continued) “Super Output Areas” are used for government statistics. The brown lines represent the SOA boundaries. Parish boundaries are shown in magenta.

13 Calculating Parish Share Super Output Areas Districts Deaneries & Parishes Let’s see how they relate

14 Calculation Parish Share Parishes in Bromsgrove Deanery For example

15 Calculating Parish Share overlap District boundaries Redditch Bromsgrove Wychavon Stratford-on- Avon Wyre ForestSolihull Birmingham

16 Calculating Parish Share and Super Output Areas

17 Calculating Parish Share The overlaps affect our calculations so we’ll come back to them again But first let’s put together Population figures (of those over 15 years of age) from the 2001 Census and the figures from HM Customs & Revenue

18 Calculating Parish Share Dividing the number of tax payers in a District by the population count gives the proportion of tax payers. So we can work out how many tax payers and non-tax payers there are in each Super Output Area. LA_CODEDistrictLSOA_CODEPopTaxMeanPropTaxPayersTaxPayersNonTaxPayers 00CRDudley DistrictE010097221230188000.68836394 00CRDudley DistrictE010097231009188000.68686323 00CRDudley DistrictE010097241300188000.68884416 00CRDudley DistrictE010097251096188000.68745351 00CRDudley DistrictE010097261125188000.68765360 00CRDudley DistrictE010097271069188000.68727342

19 Calculating Parish Share We need to estimate the total income available to people in a parish before we work out the Average Personal Income. That’s the number of taxpayers multiplied by their average income, with an addition for non-taxpayers (their number multiplied by ¾ of the single persons tax allowance £5,032 x ¾ = £3,774) LA_CODEDistrictLSOA_CODEPopTaxMeanPropTaxPayersTaxPayersNonTaxPayers 00CRDudley DistrictE010097221230188000.68836394 We can easily do it for a Super Output Area e.g. (836 x £18,800) + (394 x £3,774) = £17,203,756

20 Calculating Parish Share But we need figures for the deaneries. We start at parish level and find the proportion of each SOA that overlaps a parish

21 Calculating Parish Share We use a geographical information system to automate the calculation of the proportion of a Super Output Area that overlaps a parish

22 Calculating Parish Share Here are the figures for one parish ParishSOA_codeProportionPopulationPayersNonPayersTaxMeanAllowanceNonTaxIncTaxIncTotalInc Finstall, St GodwaldE010321670.1130052932088525600377432079053248005645590 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321630.9909481519107844125600377416643342759680029261134 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321580.34269245332113125600377449439482176008711994 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321660.054161492652725600377410189816640001765898 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321300.7541591364926525600377410001101661440017614510 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321570.000719445110256003774025600 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321620.995712125689136425600377413737362280960024183336 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321480.0628403563916256003774603849984001058784 Finstall, St GodwaldE010321560.029990734241025600377437740614400652140

23 Calculating Parish Share We have to add up the number of people and total income for every parish in a deanery RefParishPeople over 15Total Income D1.01Alvechurch, St Laurence442885011490 D1.02Astwood Bank, St Matthias & St George255037698384 D1.03Beoley, St Leonard10279156375598 D1.04Bromsgrove, All Saints9247178127120 D1.05Bromsgrove, St John Baptist9262178435138 D1.06aCatshill, Christchurch6752130082744 D1.06bDodford, Holy Trinity71913865992 D1.07Finstall, St Godwald461788918986 D1.08Ipsley17235254743854 D1.09Redditch, St Stephen7015103704996 D1.10Redditch, The Ridge22248329172772 D1.11Tardebigge, St Bartholomew, Lower Bentley, St Mary381066049080 981621622186154

24 Calculating Parish Share The Average Personal Income for a deanery is Total income divided by number of people over age 15 For our example £1,622,186,154 / 98,162 = £16,526 The Average Personal Income is multiplied by the Average Sunday Attendance figure

25 Calculating Parish Share We smooth the fluctuations of income and attendance figures by averaging Income is based on a 3 year average Attendance is based on a 5 year average

26 Calculating Parish Share So all this enables the relative proportion of the diocesan budget to be worked out for each deanery.

27 THE DIOCESE OF WORCESTER Parish Treasurers Meeting 2007

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