More than 570 indicators added to Community Insight

What better way to celebrate World Statistics Day than with the largest ever addition of data to Community Insight.

Today we have added over 570 new indicators to Community Insight, giving you access to even more information to better understand the communities that you work in. We are so pleased to launch this in conjunction with World Statistics Day, a perfect opportunity to showcase and celebrate the power of data in making informed decisions that impact (and ultimately improve) people’s lives.

The new additions to the datasets on Community Insight will not only give you a more robust picture of the communities that you work in, but also will enable you to start using Community Insight in new parts of your organisation.

We have included new data to give you a more detailed picture of your neighbourhoods in terms of education, health, access to services and the strength of the local economy. Additional Census breakdowns enable you to explore the demographics of local communities in more detail and provide valuable information to better target projects and programmes.

Indices of Deprivation 2015 data was uploaded into Community Insight the day after its release. Now with the addition of extended Indices of Deprivation 2010 data (including all domains and sub-domains) you can start to make comparisons of changes in relative deprivation over time for the communities you work in.

Start exploring these new datasets (and many more!) using the Customise themes and indicators feature. All the new datasets can be found in the Unassigned category, ready for you to move indicators you would like to use into relevant themes.

We have made this feature even more user friendly, through adding a search function, so you can quickly and easily find what you’re looking for and we have also added a dropdown on each indicator so you can view the metadata there and then. Aren’t we good to you?

We would love to hear about how you are using these datasets in your work, & if there are any other datasets you would like included, please let us know!

Happy World Statistics Day – may it be filled with data, analysis and perhaps a celebratory slice of cake.