Local Knowledge contains a wide range of data for analysing the characteristics of Britain's cities and localities.
Data is drawn from 130 nationally recognised sources, together with unique Local Futures indicators
Content is held at a regional, sub-regional, Local Authority District, ward and neighbourhood level
Powerful 'search engines' allow users to quickly locate data and generate outputs.
Data coverage allows a comprehensive analysis of places, with indicators organised in three broad categories and twenty sub-categories.
Local Knowledge contains over 1,500 indicators with national coverage.
For each sub-category we provide headline indicators and a composite score, for use in our overall analysis of place.
Users have the option of including their own locally sourced data within Local Knowledge. The data can be analysed using the system’s easy-to-use toolkit, alongside our own data. Two types of data can be included:
Thematic data : locally sourced indicators can be added at a variety of spatial levels, from district through to ward and neighbourhood level. Examples of thematic data include crime rates and fear of crime.
Cosmetic data: point or polygon data can also be included and viewed within the mapping application. Examples of cosmetic data include the location of schools, GP surgeries and land holdings.
Data is held at a number of different spatial levels, allowing users to 'drill-down‘, identifying local differences
200,000 COAs 34,000 LLSOAs 10,000 Wards 400 Districts 50 Sub-regions 11 Regions
Data Packs have been developed in association with third party data suppliers.
Acxiom is one of the world’s leading marketing services and data companies. Data is derived from their research opinion poll, which is collected half-yearly and has a sample of over one million respondents. Indicators are available for sub-regions down to lower level super output areas or output areas.
Hometrack is the UK’s leading provider of residential property and housing information. Hometrack supply high quality data for use by local authorities and property developers.
Data packs can be supplied as an add-on to an annual subscription. The data can be viewed alongside our current data and accessed using our range of analytical tools.
Data Packs - examples
Debt and savings
Environmental behaviour and awareness
Housing and households
Internet access and digital services
Satisfaction with services
People and society
Data Packs - examples
Expenditure and Food Survey
Total household income
Household income from different sources
Household income from benefits
Household expenditure on pensions, life insurance, savings, investment
Household expenditure on food, transport and communications, cultural activities, fuel