New Community Dynamics data and regular updates in Community Insight

 

This month we have added some new datasets on Community Dynamics to Community Insight. The datasets use modeled data from the annual Community Life Survey and can be used to help predict how people are likely to feel about the areas they live in.

Alongside this new data we have updated a range of indicators covering various themes such as housing, crime, travel time to key services and unemployment.

 

New Community Dynamics Data

The Community Dynamics data has been constructed by Social Life; an organisation specialising in research and community projects exploring how people are affected by changes in the built environment. The datasets use modeled data from the annual Community Life Survey and Understanding Society Survey to map this data to Output Areas.

The datasets are presented indexed against the country within Community Insight, where a positive score (greater than zero) indicates that an area is performing better than the national average and a negative score (below zero) indicates an area is performing worse than the national average. The datasets available in Local Insight are:

  • Local social relationships: average score
  • Belonging: average score
  • Satisfaction with local area as a place to live: average score

Check out our blog for more on how these could be used to help design and deliver local services.

Explore these new indicators in Community Insight 

To find these new indicators in Community Insight:

If you have used the Manage Indicators feature before:

  • Click on the Group Admin tab and go onto the Manage Indicators page. The indicators will be in the Unassigned theme.

If you have not used the Manage Indicators feature before:

  • The indicators will be available on the map as default, within the Community and Environment theme.
  • If you would like to remove these from the map or edit which theme they appear in, you can do this using the Manage Indicators feature.

If you need a reminder of how to add new indicators to your maps and dashboards, check out this article in our Knowledge Base.

 

Updated Datasets

The following indicators, from the below publishers, are not available for Community Insight Wales:

  • The Deparment for Energy and Climate Change

The following indicators, from the below publishers, are not available for Community Insight Scotland:

  • Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Land Registry
  • Police UK (Police recorded crime figures)
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  • Valuation Office Agency (VOA)

Unfortunately these datasets are not published by the source for Scotland and Wales. If you are aware of similar dataset covering Scotland and/or Wales, please let us know.

 

Housing

some of the (wales doesn’t have travel time core updates, fuel poverty, not connected to gas)

We have updated the Land Registry data on average house prices. This is also broken down by housing type, for example:

  • Average house price for detached houses
  • Average house price for flats
  • Average house price for semi-detached houses
  • Average house price for terraced houses

We have updated The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) data on Dwelling stock by council tax band and build period. For example, 

  • Dwelling stock built before 1900
  • Dwelling Stock by Council Tax Band – Band A

We have updated The Department for Energy and Climate Change data. The indicators are:

  • Households not connected to the gas network
  • Households in Fuel Poverty

 

Travel time to key services

Travel time data from the Department of Transport. Highlights include:

  • Travel time to nearest employment centre by public transport/walk
  • Travel time to nearest Further Education Institution by public transport/walk
  • Travel time to nearest GP by public transport/walk

 

Crime Data

We have updated all Police UK data . Highlights include:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Bicycle theft offences
  • Burglary

 

Unemployment Data

Monthly unemployment benefit data. Highlights include: 

  • Jobseekers Allowance claimants
  • Unemployment benefit (JSA and Universal Credit)

 

View a list of all the datasets available in Community Insight and a full list of the most recent updates
To see a list of all the datasets available and a full list of the new updates check out this Knowledge Base article.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on [email protected] or give us a call on 01273 810270.

 

Data updates in Community Insight

It has been a busy month for data updates in Community Insight! For those of you interested in data on local business units, we have just updated 31 datasets from the Office of National Statistics. Alongside these, we have also updated the regular monthly and quarterly datasets from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). There is also news about some discontinued datasets from the Department of Work and Pensions.

What’s been updated?

Business units data from the Office of National (ONS) statistics. Highlights include:

  • VAT based local units in a range of industries, for example:
    • Construction
    • Education
    • Health
    • Motor trades

To see the full list of updated indicators from the ONS check out this Knowledge Base article

Please note, if you are a member of Community Insight Scotland, the business units data is not available on the site.

Monthly unemployment benefit data. Highlights include: 

  • Jobseekers Allowance claimants
  • Unemployment benefit (JSA and Universal Credit)

Quarterly benefit data. Highlights include:

  • Attendance Allowance claimants
  • Disability benefit (DLA)
  • Disability Living Allowance claimants
  • Employment and Support Allowance claimants
  • Income support claimants
  • Incapacity benefit claimants
  • State Pension total claimants

Listed above are the headline indicators from the Department of Work and Pensions. There are also age and gender breakdowns available for the above. To find those indicators simply search the unassigned theme. For guidance on how to select your themes and indicators, check out this section on our Knowledge Base.

Updates coming next month

Next month is an equally busy month for data updates. We are rolling the Land Registry and Police UK updates into the September data updates. So keep an eye on the news blog for more information.

Discontinued datasets

Working age client group datasets discontinued

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are changing the way that they publish benefit statistics from August 2017. The quarterly working age client group datasets will no longer be produced by DWP and will therefore no longer be updated within Community Insight. For more information see here. When the DWP replace these datasets with new indicators we will load them into Community Insight.

For now, the working age client group datasets will remain in Community Insight showing the data for the most recent time-point available. A list of the discontinued datasets in Community Insight is below:

  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants aged 16-24
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants aged 25-49
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants aged 50 and over
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Bereaved
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Carer
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Disabled
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, female
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Incapacity Benefits
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Income Related Benefit
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Job Seeker
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, Lone Parent
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants, male

Indicators available on Community Insight

To see a list of all of the indicators available in Community Insight and also a full list of the new updates check out this Knowledge Base article.

If you have any questions about the new data updates, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on [email protected] or give us a call on 01273 810270.