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- the number of children (aged under 18) increased by 7 per cent to 12.0 million between 2009 and 2019
- the working age population (those aged 16 to 64 years) increased by 4 per cent to 33.9 million between 2009 and 2019
- the number of people aged 65 and over increased by 23 per cent to 10.4 million between 2009 and 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 two reports which, rather than showing only the current data for authorities, show the data over time. We have also combined the information with population data, to create a rate per 100,000 people (to show the authorities with a bigger proportion of their population with coronavirus rather than the biggest absolute number).
We show the top ten councils (by total number of cases, as a rate, and by the biggest number on a single day) on a daily basis.
The two reports are here, we hope you find them useful:
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 demographics report provides an overview of the 2019 mid-year population estimates for your area. Data in this report is updated annually in June of each year.
In 2019, the total population of England grew by 0.6 per cent on 2018 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
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 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.