LG Inform is the LGA’s
free data service presenting local authorities with up-to-date
published data about local areas. Containing 7,500 data items, and
growing, LG Inform helps you review and compare performance with other
local authorities using standard reports or via creating your own.
Many themed and topic reports are available covering a wide variety of
subjects. In addition, the information can be extracted and
visualisations embedded on your website to support local Transparency.
Many of the reports available on LG Inform can support your immediate
response to COVID-19 and longer-term recovery plans as well as wider
challenges facing your locality. This week we are sharing a selection:
LG Inform's report writing capability has been used to create 12
detailed reports showing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local
areas across England. The scope of these reports covers cases per
area, weekly deaths, care homes, vulnerable groups and regional
These reports have been accessed over 590,000 times since 1st April.
The case tracker ‘area view’ reports being the most popular with
Climate Change and Young People
Jobs report on LG Inform 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.
LG Inform's Children's
Health and Wellbeing report outlines several key indicators of
children and young people’s health and wellbeing in any English local
authority, including key health outcomes, measures of safety and
welfare and wider health determinants. It is designed to support local
discussions about key issues and challenges related to the health and
wellbeing of children and young people in your area.
and Economic Hardship report provides an overview of financial
hardship and economic vulnerability in any English local authority as
a result of Covid-19. It is intended that this insight can be used to
help: inform the design of support services; encourage greater
partnership working; help make the case for resources and funding as
well as aid the development of effective recovery approaches. It has
been designed for viewing at local authority geographies. Since its
release in September, this report has been downloaded over a thousand times!
LG Inform's Cohesion
and Integration 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.
Health and Wellbeing
of Multiple Deprivation report. The Indices of Deprivation are a
group of measures of relative deprivation primarily for small areas
(lower super output areas) in England. 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 and are shown in
The Social Determinants of Health report. Health is determined
by a complex mix of biological and social factors which include
income, housing, employment and one’s immediate and wider environment.
This report provides an in depth view of the demographics and wider
determinants of health in any English local authority. It is designed
to inform discussions about local challenges and successes around
health and wellbeing by providing the wider context influencing health
outcomes in the area.
and Demographics report provides an overview of the mid-year
population estimates for any English local authority for 2019 taken
from the Mid-Year Population Estimates published by the Office for
National Statistics. Data in this report is updated annually in June
of each year.
LG Inform's Special
Educational Needs report presents the statistics on SEND
available for any English local authority, compared to your selected
comparison group e.g. All English metropolitan boroughs. This should
help to assess how well arrangements since the reforms are working and
compare delivery across local areas. The aim is to bring local area
SEND data into one place, providing an evidence base that can be a
starting point for conversations at a local and national level on
progress and priorities.
You can keep up-to-date with the latest reports on LG Inform and use
them to support your local authority both in the immediate response to
COVID-19 and longer-term recovery through an active group on the Knowledge Hub, following
@on twitter and subscribing to the LG Inform monthly newsletter.