More brand new indicators and data updates in Local Insight

As part of our monthly updates, we have updated the regular indicators and also added a few brand new ones too.

New Indicators in Local Insight


Teenage pregnancy
New data has been published on the total proportion of teenage mothers (under 18). This is the first time that this data has been available at small area level. The figure is calculated by taking the total number of maternal episodes for a mother aged between 12 and 17 years as a proportion of all maternal episodes. Data is sourced from Public Health England – Local Health Profiles.
Disability Free life expectancy
New data is has been published on Disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) for males and females. DFLE is the average number of years that an individual might expect to live free from a limiting persistent illness or disability in their lifetime.
Data is sourced from Public Health England – Local Health Profiles.



Income data 
Net weekly household income estimate (equivalised to take into account variations in household size) with breakdowns by income before and after housing costs. These figures are model-based estimates, taking the regional figures from the Family Resources Survey and modelling down to neighbourhood level based on characteristics of the neighbourhood obtained from census and administrative statistics. The most recent data is for 2013/14.

Jobs by part time/full time and industrial use case
New data on concentration of jobs by broad industrial use case and proportion of full time and part time jobs have been added to the system. Data is collected from the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES).



Number of property transactions
This new indicator shows the number of property transactions over the last 12 months. This is broken down for all property types. Data is from the Land Registry.


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Use these new indicators in your Local Insight 
To find these new indicators go to the Unassigned theme, on the Manage Indicators page, search for the following keywords: teenage, disability, income estimate, sector and property transactionIf you need a reminder of how to add new indicators to your maps and dashboards, check out this article in our Knowledge Base.

Some regular data updates

Alongside these brand new indicators, we have also updated the following indicators in Local Insight. Highlights include:

  • Crime indicators include crimes for 14 key offences (anti-social behaviour, burglary, bicycle theft, criminal damage, drugs, violent crime, vehicle crime, possession of weapons, public order offences, theft from a person, other theft, robbery, shoplifting, and other offences).  Data is available for the time period up until November 2016. Data is sourced from Police UK.
  • Benefit data including: Unemployment Benefit; with both JSA and Universal Credit broken down by age and gender. This data is published monthly and will reflect the time period of December 2016.

Do you have ideas for new indicators?
The idea for two of these new indicators came directly from Local Insight users. If you have some suggestions for new indicators, then let us know on Provided that the indicator is open data and available at LSOA level then we will add it in to Local Insight.


How can I view all the datasets available in Local Insight and a full list of the most recent updates?
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 the brand new Knowledge Base

Local Insight is centred around you, the users, and we want to ensure that you can get the very most out of Local Insight. So, we have re-invented all our support materials to make navigating and using Local Insight an even easier experience for you.

All the support materials you need are now all in one place – the Knowledge Base, which you can access through clicking on the Support tab on Local Insight.

Through the Knowledge Base you can:

  • Browse the short and sweet articles to improve your understanding of Local Insight
  • Open and download the full technical user guide
  • Contact our support team if you have any specific questions or requests

Tell me more about the Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base is a collection of bite-sized articles designed to make your experience of using Local Insight as simple as possible.

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Easy to navigate and find the information you need

The Knowledge Base is broken down into categories covering all the main features of Local Insight, so you can find the information you require quickly and easily.

Use the search bar located at the top of the Knowledge Base to search for key words. This will bring back a list of articles that contain this key word or phrase.

Become the data hero in your organisation

The Knowledge Base contains informative articles, running you through the feature functionality step by step. In addition we are continually adding articles which provide you with the extra knowledge and tools to become the data hero in your organisation.

  • We have put together a Oops something has gone wrong section containing articles highlighting common mistakes which catch users out
  • Check out the articles in the Become the data expert section to understand the data processes and mechanics that underpin how Local Insight works
  • Get some top tips and handy hints to help you become the data hero in your organisation

Help us grow and develop the Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base will be a growing and evolving resource for you to use. We’ll be adding more and more as time goes on and your help will be invaluable!

Please send us suggestions for new articles that will be helpful for you & any feedback on the Knowledge Base to