The local area benchmarking tool from the Local Government Association
- Area insight
- Review performance
- Compare areas
- the number of children (aged under 18) increased by 7 per cent to 12.1 million between 2010 and 2020
- the working age population (those aged 16 to 64 years) increased by 4 per cent to 33.9 million between 2010 and 2020
- the number of people aged 65 and over increased by 22 per cent to 10.5 million between 2010 and 2020
You can use our ‘Search’ tab at the top of the page to find data that interests you (for example, ‘housing’ or ‘crime’ or ‘deprivation’). But the LGA has also written a series of ready-made reports that bring together a number of indicators about key topics.
To find out more visit our LGA Research reports page
Have an idea for a new report email email@example.com
This report presents an overview of homelessness in an area by looking at the economic context, the level of housing need, and service users' journeys, for both priority and non-priority applicants, including their outcomes. It is intended that this report will help your council to understand the drivers of homelessness within your local area, assess the efficacy of your service in preventing homelessness and enable you to identify interventions which could help you to improve the support you provide.
You’ll no doubt have seen some of the Public Health England data which has been published, about the number of hospital cases of coronavirus. In the main, it has focused on the national picture, so we have now added the data to LG Inform to make it more useful to local authorities.
We have created a series of reports which we hope you find them useful:
This demographics report provides an overview of the 2020 mid-year population estimates for your area. Data in this report is updated annually in June of each year.
In 2020, the total population of England grew by 0.5 per cent on 2019 estimates driven by International Migration and Natural change.
The population across the broad age groups are changing at different rates, with the number of those aged 65 years and over growing faster than those under 65 years of age:
To see the full report for your area please click here. LGA Research Reports - Demographic Report
This report provides analysis of the jobs required for a net zero economy in England, and where these will be located in the coming years. Based on industry insight from a series of expert interviews and a literature review, this report includes an assessment of the number of jobs that will be required, by sector. This estimate is further broken-down to regional and local authority level, based on industry insight and the current sectoral breakdown in each area.
This report is intended as a tool to support local authorities in measuring the cohesion and integration challenges in their differing community contexts, and to help build the evidence base needed to support local decisions about strengthening community cohesion and integration. Importantly, the report enables authorities to review and compare their profile with other authorities.
The Department for Education has worked with the LGA’s LG Inform team to identify and upload over 80 SEND data items to the LG Inform database. This means users can now compare local authority performance against these metrics and create their own SEND report, choosing from this range of data. These are drawn from existing data in key SEND publications and are intended to support local areas use of data and intelligence to measure progress and success.
The SEND data items have been compiled into a new SEND report here.
This report presents the statistics on Children in Need, on Child Protection Plans and in Care available for your choosen authority. This should help to assess the relative performance of the Local Authority against the comparison group for a range of key indicators. The aim is to bring local area Children’s Social Care data into one place, providing an evidence base that can be a starting point for conversations at a local and national level on performance, change over time and priorities.