LG Inform glossary
Sections a user’s works through in the report builder to compile a component. The accordion opens up in sections to walk through the process of personalising a component
A local authority or the geographical area for which it is responsible. Each geographical area has a GSS code. Each local authority has a single geographical area. Whether “Area” refers to the geography or an area is dependent on the metric type applied. Every metric value has an area.
The average is calculated by summing the list of numbers, then divided by the size of the list
A visual representation of data from the LGA database in the form of a table, graph, or diagram.
A group defining the areas or areas across which a statistical operation (e.g. average) is performed
This includes anything contained within the report eg, Title, Description, Tags, Charts, Text etc.
This is a report created by users.
A snapshot view of important information.
A set of one or more metric types with common characteristics and from the same source
A means by which metrics for a dataset are subdivided (e.g. “gender”). For the purposes of LG Inform, “dimension” is defined as excluding the fixed dimensions of “Area” and “Time”.
A member of a sub-division, as defined by dimension (e.g. “Female”)
A group defining which area or areas are shown
This will allow content to be transferred from the Report Builder to other software or websites.
A pre-defined set of areas or areas (each of which has an area) used for display and/or statistical comparison
LGA Standard Report
Formerly known as ‘Detailed Metric View’
By default this will be your authority, and when selected in components it will be highlighted in bold.
The average is calculated by summing the list of numbers, then dividing by the size of the list
The median is the numerical value separating the higher half of a data sample from the lower half.
- Direction of travel
The type of statistic that is shown, as defined by a specific combination of: dataset, measure or dimension
A quantile with 100 sub-divisions
A label indicating whether a high or low value is good.
Any user that does not have log in details.
A quantile with four sub-divisions
This is a WISIGWIG area in which content is entered into. From here the layout and content of the report can be manipulated.
This is something that is provided by the government. For example, road maintenance, recycling and collection of waste and council house allocation.
A value derived from a set of metric values. These can be: Total, Minimum, Maximum, Average or Threshold for a specific quantile
The simplest form of displaying data, showing raw data in figures and text.
Text refers to any content entered via the WISIWIG editor within the report builder.
A date range with a unique identifier, label and bounding start and end dates. Every metric value has a time.
This is data that has not been checked via the required methods. Verifying data can take a considerable amount of time and therefore users can use unverified data if they need more current information as long as they realise that it has not been checked.
Categorisation of how values are expressed which can be metric value or a specific type of metric derived value