Welcome to LG Inform
LG Inform presents you with up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority. Whether you’re interested in scrutiny, a particular service area, or simply need an overview, it can help you review and compare performance with other authorities.
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
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Established in 2005/06, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England records height and weight measurements of children in state-maintained schools in reception (aged 4–5 years) and year 6 (aged 10–11 years). The programme holds data which underpins the child excess weight indicators in the Public health Outcomes Framework, and is a key element of the Government’s approach to tackling child obesity. The data are regarded as a valuable tool for driving action to tackle child obesity both locally and nationally.
For 2018/19 the authority with the lowest rate of children being overweight and obese in reception year was Mid Devon at 13.46 per cent compared to 22.59 per cent for England. The authority with the lowest rate in year 6 was Waverley at 19.18 per cent compared to 34.29 for England
The Indices of Deprivation are a group of measures of relative deprivation primarily for small areas (lower super output areas) in England. They provide deprivation scores for each LSOA in England, and hence also ranks from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area). The scores are calculated from thirty-nine indicators grouped under seven different domains or themes, each measuring a different type of deprivation to produce an overall indicator, the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). There are also supplementary indices concerned with income deprivation among children (IDACI) and older people (IDAOPI). The values of the indicators used in the 2019 Indices mostly date from 2015/16.
Although the Indices are primarily designed to be measures of small-area deprivation, allowing pockets of deprivation to be identified, the scores can be aggregated up to higher geographies, including local authorities, the subject of these two reports:
This demographics report provides an overview of the 2018 mid-year population estimates for your area. Data in this report is updated annually in June of each year.
In 2018, the total population of England grew by 0.6 per cent on 2017 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:
- the number of children (aged under 18) increased by 7 per cent to 12.0 million between 2008 and 2018
- the working age population (those aged 16 to 64 years) increased by 5 per cent to 33.8 million between 2008 and 2018
- the number of people aged 65 and over increased by 23 per cent to 10.2 million between 2008 and 2018
To see the full report for your area please click here. LGA Research Reports - Demographic Report
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.
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.
Gender Pay Gap Statistics are published by the HM Government Gender Pay Gap Service from data supplied by employers. Employers with 250 or more employees must publish figures comparing men and women’s average pay across their organisation.
This report summarises the mean and median pay gaps in local authorities, as well as the distribution of staff across pay quartiles for 2018/19 compared to 2017/18
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.