Data updates in Local Insight

A roundup of the March data updates in Local Insight

All the monthly unemployment data from the Department for Work and Pensions has been updated in Local Insight. Listed below are all the updated datasets:

  • Youth unemployment (18-24 receiving JSA)
  • Unemployment benefit (JSA and Universal Credit)
  • Unemployment benefit
  • Jobseekers Allowance claimants, claiming for over 12 months
  • Jobseekers Allowance claimants, female
  • Jobseekers Allowance claimants, male

Time to update your reports

To see this latest unemployment data in your reports you must generate new reports for your custom areas. To do this, simply click Request Report on the Manage Custom areas page. For more information about the Reports in Local Insight, check out the Report section in our Knowledge Base.

New housing affordability indicator coming soon

We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a housing affordability indicator in Local Insight. Follow this thread on our Community section for more information and updates on when this indicator will be live In Local Insight .

Indicators available within Local Insight

To see a list of all the datasets available in Local 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 or give us a call on 01273 810270.

Introducing Community for Local Insight


One of the most rewarding things about running Local Insight is finding out how you are using the tool; the projects you are working on and the challenges you are addressing. We are really excited to launch Local Insight Community to make it easier for you to share your experiences with other Data Heroes.

The Community forum is a space where everyone who uses Local Insight can share best practice, get answers to questions and input on new development ideas. We have created this space as part of our drive to consult and involve you in the continued improvement and development of Local Insight.


What is on the Community forum?

How to use the Local Insight Community

Get yourself set up as a member and participate in the Community forum.

Questions and Answers

Ask Local Insight related questions or share your own expertise by answering questions.

Best Practice Discussions

Participate in discussions about how to get the most out of Local Insight.

Development Plan

Keep up to date with our latest developments and help us shape future developments with comments and testing on Beta products.


Where can I find the Community forum?

The Community forum can be found on the support tab of Local Insight.

support tab on Li

Click on Support ,this will take you through to the Knowledge Base. Scroll down and you can find Community at the bottom. Click Browse in the top right hand corner to open up all the topics and discussions

click browse


How to register to be an active participant in the Community forum

All Local Insight users can peruse the Community section but to be an active participant and be able to like, comment and post new content you must be registered. Registering is very easy and takes 1 minute.

Check out this video to learn how to register. Or read this post on the Community section.


How can I get involved?

Post a question: Got a burning Local Insight related question? Chances are, somebody else is thinking the same! Share your question in Community and start up a discussion.

Comment on existing threads. For example, comment to let us know how you plan to use a new feature on the Development plan section.

Up Vote someone else’s comment or post to add your vote to their post. This is another way of letting us know what is most important to you – and can be really helpful when it comes to planning future work.

Follow threads you are interested in so you get updates when something has changed. For example, follow the Coming Soon threads to get a notification when new features are launched.