The 2011 Rural-Urban Classification is now available on the National Data Service. This is in the form of populations in rural and urban areas at local authority level and above, and codes and descriptions for areas at LSOA and MSOA.
Children in low-income families
The Department for Work and Pensions use the data that they collect on benefits and tax credits to produce statistics on the number of children living in low-income families, defined as either receiving out-of-work benefits or having a reported income of less than 60% of UK median income while receiving tax credits. This data, including breakdowns by the number of children in the household and lone or two-parent households has been added to the National Data Service. Data for 2011-15 is available at district level and above, with LSOA and ward-level data available for 2015 only.
Children in households receiving benefits
Data on the numbers of children living in households where a parent or guardian claimed out-of-work benefits is published annually by the Department for Work and Pensions. This data has been added to the National Data Service, and is available for LSOAs and MSOAs for 2016, and at district level and above for 2014-16.
This dataset, published by the Valuation Office Agency, uses council tax returns to determine the number of houses by type (e.g. bungalows, terraced, etc), and has been added to the National Data Service. The data is available at district level and above for 2015-17, and at LSOA and MSOA level for 2017.
The Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government publishes data on the number of vacant dwellings, based on council tax returns. Data for 2013-17 is available on the National Data Service at district level and above.
This dataset, published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, provides the number of households considered to be in fuel poverty as a count and as a percentage of all households, and is available on the National Data Service for LSOAs and at district level and above for 2012-2016.
Journey Times to Key Services
The Department for Transport publishes a dataset of estimated journey times to key services, like schools, hospitals and food stores, by different modes of transport. The 2014, 2015 and 2016 datasets have been added to the National Data Service at LSOA, district and local authority level.
The June 2018 data has been added to the system. This data is pulled as counts from the NOMIS API and rates are calculated using the best available mid-year population estimates. These were released before the 2017 population estimates. The update next month will include adjustments to the rates for the previous 12 months at district level and above. The data was released on 17 July and was available on the live sites by the end of the day. All live reports were updated by 23 July.
Annual Population Survey
The Annual Population Survey quarterly update was released on 17 July and added to the system on 18 July. This update includes new data for the period between April 2017 and March 2018. The next update is scheduled for 16 October. All live reports were updated by 23 July.
The May 2018 update was released on 6 July and made available on 6 July. All live reports were updated by 10 July. Note that several forces failed to submit data for May. The national rates may therefore alter next month or when the missing data is made available.
We intend to add the datasets listed below to the National Data Service during August:
- Crude Fertility Rate
- 2011 Residential-based Area Classifications
The July 2018 data will be released on 14 August with the aim of addition to the National Data Service within 2 working days. Unless there are significant changes this is normally available the same day with the report updates following soon after.
The June 2018 update will be released in early August and will be added to the National Data Service shortly afterwards.