Brand new indicators and the latest updates on Community Insight

Alongside keeping Community Insight up to date with the latest data, we have also added some brand new indicators! One of the new indicators provides new insight into looking at well-being among older people. This indicator created and released by Age UK  rates the probability of loneliness for older people. See below for a full list of all the new indicators available to you on Community Insight.

Brand new indicators  

Check out for the following new indicators:

  • Probability of loneliness for those aged 65 and over (Age UK)
  • Universal Credit (Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Dwelling stock build information. This new dataset shows the number of dwellings in the local area that were built during certain time periods. The indicator is broken down into decades and covers dwellings built throughout the 20th and 21st century (Valuation Office Agency)
  • Road accident causality rate (Department for Transport)

How to view these new indicators 

If your organisation has not yet started using the Manage Indicators function, the Probability of loneliness and the Universal credit indicators will be displayed in the Vulnerable groups theme. The Dwelling stock build data and the Road accident causality rate can be found in the Unassigned theme on the Manage Indicators page. To find out more about using indicators, check out this section in our Knowledge Base

If your organisation does use the Manage Indicators function, all of the new indicators will be available in the Unassigned theme. To view these new indicators on the map, you must go to the Manage Indicators page and move the indicator into a theme. For guidance on how to do this check out this short video.


Data updates to existing indicators 

Alongside the new indicators, we have also updated a number of key indicators within Community Insight.

The Department for Work and Pensions released its latest data on unemployment benefits this week and we have it up and live on Community Insight! This data covers the period of June 2016 and provides breakdowns into gender, youth unemployment and long term unemployment. Alongside this update, the following indicators have been updated:

  • Neighbourhood level police data, covering indicators such as:
    • Anti social behaviour
    • Vehicle crime
    • Burglary
    • Robbery
  • Local business data covering a range of different topics such as:
    • Number of employees employed by a company (Indicator called “VAT based local units employing XYZ people”)
    • Local businesses broken down into different sectors
    • Local businesses categorised as either public, private or government organised.
    • To find these indicators search the Unassigned theme for the following phrases “business”, “VAT”, “local units”.
  • Travel time data to key services (Department for Transport). This data covers travel time to:
    • Employment centres
    • Futher Education institutes
    • GPs
    • Hospitals
    • Schools
    • Supermarkets
    • Town centres
  • Number of Dwellings by Council Tax band for 2015 (Valuation Office Agency)

We are always looking to add new and useful indicators to Community Insight, so if you have any suggestions for indicators you would like to see let us know at