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 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.


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.

As part of this update we deprecated some indicators of the emission dataset. All deprecated indicators can be found in our list of deprecated indicators.


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


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.