IA National Data Service – April 2020 Data Update

Claimant Count

Claimant Counts for March 2020 with Feb 2020 revision: Released 21 April. On system 21 April. Reports updated.

Annual Population Survey

Annual Population Survey for Jan-19 to Dec-19: Released 21 April. On system 22 April. Reports updated.


February data released at start of month, March 2020 data released at end of month. March data available in system from 1 May. Reports updated.


Fingertips data has been refreshed across a number of themes. We are aiming to include the Local Health dataset in the next month.


Apprenticeship data: Updated with 2018-19 data on 15 April.

Population Estimates

We added the number and percentage of over 70s on 30 March as this is a key COVID response age grouping.

Public Health Outcomes Framework:

The PHOF dataset was updated on 24 Feb with the February data. A change to the processing has led to a number of indicators being reorded. A number of indicators have now been deprecated. These are available in the system but will no longer be updated. We have adjusted the indicator names to include the term DEPRECATED. If you have used these indicators in your reports we advise amending your reports to use the new indicators that will continue to be updated.


Following discussion with affected customers we are in the process of updating Wards (and other geographies) to the latest boundaries. As there can be a significant delay between new boundaries being released and data being made available for them we will be calculating where possible estimated values for the new areas based on the best fit of smaller geographies. The metadata for affected data will be amended to reflect that the source may be a mixture of published and derived values.

InstantAtlas Road Map Summary

Last updated: 30 March 2020

Spring 2020 Release

The spring release of InstantAtlas Data Explorer brings new charting and mapping functionality, enabling you to visualize your indicator data in time series charts, distribution charts and thematic maps. The Data Catalog Hub gains new validation functions to help you keep your data catalog in-sync with the National Data Service. In addition, both products now support deployment to ArcGIS Enterprise, enabling you to use them on-premise.

Summer 2020 Release

The summer release of InstantAtlas Report Builder is a major update, moving to a new, modern architecture that brings new charting options, performance improvements, security enhancements and the ability to deploy to ArcGIS Enterprise. Search performance and matching and data download in Data Explorer should also receive an upgrade.

Autumn 2020 Release

The final set of changes and upgrades is yet to be decided for autumn 2020 – if you have feedback or ideas for any of the InstantAtlas products, tell us now and they could be part of the next release.

National Data Service, 2020

The InstantAtlas National Data Service is updated every month with data from a variety of sources. In addition, 2020 has seen the replacement of all Health indicators with a newer up-to-date set from the PHE Fingertips API and the latest Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation data. Planned updates include local health data from Fingertips as well as ongoing process and validation improvements, with new data coming in autumn 2020 in response to customer feedback and requests.