Census 2021: Health, disability, and unpaid care data available in Local Insight

The small area Health, disability, and unpaid care census data is now live in Local Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your custom areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Local Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Local Insight”.

Summary of published data

Download the full list of indicators now available in Local Insight.

We have added 17 indicators to Local Insight. This release includes small area data from the Health, disability, and unpaid care topic summary. Indicators for the following datasets can now be seen live in Local Insight:

  • Disability (3 indicators) 
  • General health (5 indicators) 
  • Number of disabled people in the household (3 indicators) 
  • Provision of unpaid care (6 indicators) 

Reports

We have updated 3 of the indicators in the Local Insight report (see Health and wellbeing: page 38). You will need to update your reports in order to see Census 2021 data here.

Census 2021: Population by 5 year age bands available in Local Insight

The small area population by 5 year age bands census data is now live in Local Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your custom areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Local Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Local Insight”.

Summary of published data

Download the full list of indicators now available in Local Insight.

We have added 19 indicators to Local Insight. Starting with people aged 0-4 and going up in 5 year bands until people aged 85 and over.

Please note, there are various indicators for population in Local Insight, due to figures being published as part of Mid-Year estimates and figures published as part of Census 2021 data release.

All indicators for small-area census population data are named in the following format:

  • People aged X-Y (Census 2021)

We have also created a derived indicator that shows people aged 0-14 (Census 2021).

Single age band data and bespoke age ranges

The single age band data has not yet been published at small area level. Therefore, we are unable to create derived bespoke age bands at this stage. 

If you are interested in seeing data for a particular age band please let us know on support@ocsi.co.uk and when possible, we will add those indicators into Local Insight.

Reports

We have not added any of the 5 year age band population indicators to the Local Insight reports. We will review the reports once the single age band data is published.

Census 2021: Education data available in Local Insight

The small area education census data is now live in Local Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your custom areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Local Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Local Insight”.

Summary of published data

Download the full list of indicators now available in Local Insight.

We have added 7 indicators to Local Insight. This release includes small area data from the education topic summary. The 7 indicators below are now live in Local Insight: 

  • People with no qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Level 1 qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Level 2 qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Level 3 qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Level 4/5 (degree or higher) qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Other qualifications (Census 2021)
  • Highest level of qualification: Apprenticeship (Census 2021)

Reports

We have updated 5 of the indicators in the Local Insight report (see Education & skills: page 47). You will need to update your reports in order to see Census 2021 data here.

Census 2021: Sexual orientation and gender identity data available in Local Insight

The small area sexual orientation and gender identity census data is now live in Local Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your custom areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Local Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Local Insight”.

Summary of published data

Download the full list of indicators now available in Local Insight.

We have added 26 indicators to Local Insight. This release includes small area data from the sexual orientation and gender identity topic summary. Indicators for the following datasets can now be seen live in Local Insight: 

  • Sexual orientation (13 indicators)
  • Gender identity (11 indicators)
  • Non respondents to these questions (2 indicators)

ONS also published 4 indicators; Non-binary, Pansexual, Asexual and Queer. These indicators are currently not available in Local Insight as the data is only published at Local Authority level. If you were interested in uploading this data yourself to Local Insight please get in touch on support@ocsi.co.uk.

More information about these datasets 

The question about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2021 census was voluntary. 

In total, 92.5% of the population aged 16 years and over answered the question on sexual orientation and 94.0% of the population aged 16 years and over answered the question on gender identity. Read more about this on the ONS website

ONS percentages are calculated using the overall population rather than the population who responded to the sexual orientation and gender identity question. 

Alongside adding the official ONS figures to Local Insight, we have also included additional indicators that use only people who responded to the sexual orientation and gender identity question as the denominator. These indicators are displayed as [sexuality] (as a % of all who responded to the sexual orientation questions) (Census 2021).

Below is an example how these distinct indicators display in Local Insight

  • Bisexual (as a % of all who responded to the sexual orientation questions)  (Census 2021)
  • Bisexual (as a % of all aged 16+) (Census 2021)

These supplementary indicators that use respondents only as the denominator provide additional value as the response rates vary considerably across local areas. There are a multitude of possible driving factors behind non-response rates, which are not necessarily related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Non respondents

We have also added 2 indicators that show the non response rates for this topic. These two indicators are called:

  • Non respondents to the sexual orientation question  (as a % of all aged 16+) (Census 2021)
  • Non respondents to the gender identity question  (as a % of all aged 16+) (Census 2021)

Reports

We have not added any of the sexual orientation and gender identity indicators to the Local Insight reports.

Census 2021: Housing data available in Local Insight

The small area housing census data is now live in Local Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your custom areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Local Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Local Insight”.

Summary of published data

Download the full list of indicators now available in Local Insight.

We have added 71 indicators to Local Insight. This release includes small area data from the housing topic summary. Indicators for the following datasets can now be seen live in Local Insight: 

  • Accommodation Type (9 indicators) 
  • Car ownership (4 indicators) 
  • Central heating (1 indicator) 
  • Heating type (11 indicators) 
  • Number of Bedrooms (4 indicators) 
  • Number of Rooms (10 indicators) 
  • Occupancy rating of bedrooms (6 indicators) 
  • Occupancy rating of rooms (6 indicators) 
  • Second address type (8 indicators) 
  • Second addresses (2 indicators) 
  • Tenure (10 indicators) 

ONS also published datasets on Communal establishment resident by age and Communal establishment resident by management type. These are currently not available in Local Insight as the data has not been published at Output Area. 

Reports

We have updated 34 of the indicators in the Local Insight report (see Housing: pages 24, 25 and 29 and Access and transport: Car ownership: page 57). You will need to update your reports in order to see Census 2021 data here.