Community Insight- February 2013 newsletter now available

2013 so far has been a great start for Community Insight, and with the arrival of the new data from the 2011 Census plus lots of new subscribers from the housing sector, it looks like things will keep getting better!  In this edition we cover what the release of the new Census data means for Community Insight users, welcome our new subscribers and and introduce our new free tool Population Insight.

In this edition:

Community Insight updated with the latest Census information

New neighbourhood-level census data was released on 30th January 2013, and Community Insight subscribers will be among the first to get access to detailed maps and analyses of what this means for their communities.

We’ve been loading new data on economic activity, skill levels, general health, housing tenure and type, what jobs people are doing, overcrowding, ethnicity, migration and country of birth. This is the first time such detailed neighbourhood data on these topics has been available since the 2001 Census.

Community Insight users will be able to access this information from their mapping screens and profile reports from Friday. Users requesting new profile reports will find them updated to the latest stats, and you can update your existing reports through the Admin pages.

Population Insight- new demographic information from Census

On Friday 8 February 2013, we will be launching Population Insight, which will provide UK housing providers detailed information on population demographics for the communities in which they work, including age, gender, ethnicity, country of birth and migration status – broken down to neighbourhood level.

Provided on a free-to-use basis with funding support from the Metropolitan Migration Foundation and supplementing the data available on Community Insight, Population Insight provides mapping and reporting capability based on an interface that will be familiar to existing users of Community Insight.

For Community Insight subscribers – accessing Population Insight is easy! You will be able to log into Population Insight ( with your existing Community Insight login, without any need to re-register, and your existing stock and neighbourhood information will be directly accessible  straight away.

If you are not yet a Community Insight subscriber, housing providers can register for a free Population Insight account at

Welcome to our new Community Insight Subscribers!

In January and the start of February, we welcomed First Ark, Northwood Housing, Bracknell Forest Homes, One Housing Group, Thames Valley Housing Association and Circle. This now brings the total number of homes mapped to over 500,000.

Get in touch with us now to book your Community Insight demo

Using Community Insight is easy. To find out more about how it can you and to arrange your demo, register here, or call HACT on 020 7250 8500.

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