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U.K. Neighbourhood Statistics


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Database/Data product:  U.K. Neighbourhood Statistics

Data provider: U.K. Office of National Statistics

Description: In the United Kingdom, “the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal is an Action Plan that sets out a new approach to renewing poor neighbourhoods. The focus is not just on housing and the physical fabric of neighbourhoods, but on the fundamental problems of worklessness, crime and poor public services, poor schools, too few GPs and policing. As well, the Strategy harnesses the hundreds of billions of pounds spent by the key Government departments, rather than relying on one-off regeneration spending. The Strategy puts in place new ideas including Neighbourhood Management and Local Strategic Partnerships for empowering residents and getting public, private and voluntary organisations to work in partnership. A range of different programmes has been established to determine local needs and to pilot new ways to fight deprivation in the poorest, most deprived communities.”

“The Neighbourhood Statistics program at the U.K. Office for National Statistics was the result of recommendations made by a Policy Action Team. It is a key foundation of the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal. Topics covered include: Access to Services, Community Well-being, Crime and Safety, Economic Deprivation, Education, Health, Housing, Income, Lifestyles, Migration, Physical Environment, and Work, as well as summary indicators. Over 250 datasets are available, as are maps for the selected area. The website is easy to use – you enter a postal code for the area for which you want information and the level of geography.”

Geographic units available: Data are available for a number of different levels of geography including local authorities, wards, health authorities, education authorities, parishes, and various census output areas. There is a Beginner’s Guide to UK Geography on the website.

Updates: as data become available

Cost: free



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