IA National Data Service – January 2024 Update

This update covers December 2023 and January 2024.

Children & Young People

Free School Meal data detailing pupil eligibility over a prior 6 year period was added on 2nd January. Data has been added from the 2015/16 school year through to 2022/23.

Crime

Crime data (Nov 2023) was updated on 5th of January.

Economy & Employment

Universal Credit data was updated on 19th of December (with an update for Sep 2023 and data for Oct and Nov 2023).

Claimant Count data was updated on 19th of December (with an update for Sep 2023 and data for Oct and Nov 2023) and again on 16th January (with an update for Nov 2023 and data for Dec 2023).

Apprenticeships data was updated on 12th of January to include data for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. We also fixed the data for the Country geography for 2020-2021.

Environment

The Renewables dataset (2022) was updated on 2nd of January.

The Emissions dataset (2021) was updated on 12th January. On 24th of January we released a fix for missing County level values.

Health

The Wellbeing dataset (2022-2023) was updated on 3rd of January.

Population

Population Estimates for 2022 were added on 15th of January for Local Authorities and higher level geographies. We also updated all population estimates indicators of these geographies with rebased figures back to 2012. As the changes to historic values are small, we made the decision to not recalculate Claimant Count rates, Universal Credit rates and Crime rates for the years 2012 to 2021.

IA National Data Service – December 2023 Update

This update covers multiple months:

August

Datasets that received updates:

  • Low Income Families
  • Health – fixes
  • Crime

Note on Crime – there have been some issues with the source data requiring additional processing checks. We aim to bring this dataset up to date in December.

September

Datasets that received updates:

  • Universal Credit (August + July update)
  • Claimant Count (August + July update)
  • Waste Data ( minor fix)
  • Dwellings data ( might just have been a fix too)

October / November

We have experienced some issues with changes to geographies used in the service that have led to data not passing our quality assurance checks. We expect to get the updates back on track through December and January.

 

Population Estimates

We are aware that the mid-2022 national and subnational population estimates for England were published last month. Our target is to add these to the National Data service by the end of December.

 

IA Data Explorer 2.2.0 – 29 Sep 2023 Release Notes

List of changes

Filter modal window

When the Filter button on the Data Explorer home page is clicked, the filter modal window now opens instantly. Prior to this update, this window could take 10 seconds or more to appear.

Data Explorer filter modal window

Decimal places

Up until this update, the Data Explorer had no capability to enforce a consistent number of decimal places for numerical data values. In other words, the application would simply display the values stored in the feature service in ArcGIS. An example is shown below – in the 2013 columns there are values displayed with 0, 1 and 2 decimal places (this is how the values appear in the underlying feature service).

Data Explorer data table with inconsistent decimal places

From this update, the Data Explorer will now look for a field with a name of DecimalPlaces in the metadata table for the data catalog. If this is found, the Data Explorer will use the values in this field to set the display decimal places for each indicator. In the example above, if the decimal places field contained a 2 for the Persons age group 0-4% indicator, all data values in the table would be displayed to two decimal places. If there is no decimal places field in the metadata table, the Data Explorer will revert to displaying the values as they are defined in the underlying feature service.

Metadata ordering

Control over the display of metadata in the Data Explorer has been improved. Using the Metadata Fields setting in the application configuration, the owner can control the list of fields that will be displayed in the Data Explorer, irrespective of whether the fields in the metadata table were supplied as standard, or were subsequently added as custom fields. There is now also complete control over the order in which metadata fields are displayed, simply by changing the order in the configuration setting. Again, it is possible to reorder elements irrespective of whether they are standard or custom fields.

Data Explorer metadata tab displaying custom fields

Data export

The data export has been improved so that it now contains custom as well as standard metadata fields. Also, when the Data Explorer is running in the German locale, the CSV export format now opens correctly in Excel (; as delimiter).

German text

Minor changes have been made to the interface text when running the Data Explorer in German.

We hope you will enjoy the new version of Data Explorer!

If you have any questions relating to this release please contact support@instantatlas.com.

IA National Data Service – July 2023 Update

Crime

Crime data (May 2023) was updated on 14th of July.

Economy & Employment

Claimant Count for May (updated) and June (new) was updated on 11th of July.

Universal Credit for May (updated) and June (new) was updated on 11th of July. Except for the employment status based indicators which are available until May (new) as these are released in arrears.

Business Demographics (2016 to 2021) was updated on 24th of July.

Health

Public Health Outcomes Framework (as at 19th of June) was updated on 24th of July.

Housing

House Prices (Jan – Dec 2022) was updated on 24th of July.

IA National Data Service – June 2023 Update

Crime

Crime data (Apr 2023) was updated on 14th of June.

Economy & Employment

Claimant Count (May 2023) was updated on 14th of June.

Universal Credit (May 2023) was updated on 14th of June.

Housing

The Household vacant dwelling data was updated on 19th of June.

IA National Data Service – May 2023 Update

Crime

Crime data (Mar 2023) was updated on 16th of May. A further update was then made the following week to resolve a numerator/denominator issue that was causing problems in reports with data aggregations used in the Custom Area Reporter.

Economy & Employment

Claimant Count (April 2023) was updated on 18th of May.

Universal Credit (April 2023) was updated on 18th of May.

Health

The Wellbeing dataset (2021-2022) was updated on 22nd of May.

Wellbeing data in the National Data Service

IA National Data Service – April 2023 Update

Crime

Crime data (Feb 2023) was updated on 5th of April.

Economy & Employment

Claimant Count (March 2023) was updated on 22nd of April.

Universal Credit (March 2023) was updated on 24th of April.

Annual Population Survey (Jan-Dec 2022) was updated on 24th of April (still no occupation or industry data update, annual qualification data not included).

A correction to the NEET data was applied on 24th of April.

Environment

Waste Management data was updated on 26th of April.

Health

PHOF and CMH data from Fingertips as at 31 March was updated on 20th of April with some fixes applied on 24th of April.

IA National Data Service – March 2023 Update

Wards 2022

The core ward geography in the National Data Service was updated to the 2022 definition of wards on 21st of March.

Crime

Monthly update to Crime data.

Economy & Employment

Monthly update to People in Universal Credit and Claimant Count.

Education

KS2 was updated on 10th of March.
KS4 was updated on 10th of March.
KS5 was updated on 27th of March.
Early Years was on updated 27th of March.

NEET data released (approx.)2023-03-27 (may have been missing in AGOL correction applied 2023-04-24)

Environment

Gas and Electricity: data for 2021 was updated on 31st of March.

Housing

Housing Net Additions: 2021-22 data was updated on 31st of March.

IA National Data Service – 2022 Wards

Last updated: 23rd of March 2023

The ward geography in the National Data Service has been updated to 2022 wards and we have started progressively rolling this change out to customers’ data catalogs. We expect this process to be completed by the end of this month.

For InstantAtlas Data Observatory customers, this means that it will be possible to view Census 2021 data in ward-level standard outputs within the observatory website, wherever data was published at ward level (not all of the phase 1 datasets were published by ONS at this level).

The process of updating the designs of ward-level reports to replace Census 2011 data with Census 2021 data has begun, and will be ongoing until the end of the month.

Ward-level report showing data from Census 2021

This includes the ward-level reports used in the Custom Area Reporter app to show aggregated data for a custom selection of wards.

Custom area reporter showing 2022 wards

IA National Data Service – January 2023 Update

Census 2021

The data from the UK armed forces veterans topic was published on 14th of January. Please read this post for more information.

Economy & Employment

People in Universal Credit (September 2022) was updated on 13th of January.

Claimant Count (September 2022) was updated on 30th of January.

Annual Population Survey, ASHE, Business Counts, Job Density were updated on 30th of January.

Note that NOMIS has since issued a warning that there were errors in the published APS data, which have now been rectified. As a consequence, we will have to re-run the update in order to correct the figures.

The speed of non-census updates has been impacted by the ongoing processing and loading of new Census 2021 data. However, we expect these updates to return to normal as the census data processing reduces from February onwards.