May data updates and two new indicators on energy consumption!

This month we have added two  new indicators on energy consumption to Local Insight. We have also updated all the monthly and quarterly datasets from the Department of Work and Pensions.

New Energy datasets

We have added:

  • Estimated total domestic gas consumption in megawatt hours (Mwh)
  • Estimated total domestic electricity consumption in megawatt hours (Mwh)

Both of these indicators are published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and cover the calendar year of 2015. This is the latest small area level data published on gas and electricity consumption.

Data could be used for:

  • Targeting
  • Examining trends over time
  • Assessing the effectiveness of carbon reduction and energy efficiency policies and initiatives.

For more information see this fact sheet.

Explore the new indicators in Local Insight

To find these new indicators in Local Insight click on the Group Admin tab and go onto the Manage Indicators page, search within the Unassigned theme for the full names of the indicators. For further guidance, check out this article on our Knowledge Base about adding new indicators to the maps.

What’s been updated?

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
  • Working-age DWP benefit claimants

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 these new indicators, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on or give us a call on 01273 810270.