Data Packs update v2.2 provides the latest content

Overview

The Data Packs v2.2 update provides users with the latest data, benchmarks and outputs available for all geographies.

Major new datasets in this version  include:

  • Standardised mortality ratios and emergency hospital admissions for key health conditions
  • Overall crime rates
  • Broadband availability

Major updated datasets in this version include:

  • Mid Year Estimates 2010
  • Earnings data (resident and workplace mean and median earnings)
  • Crime in England and Wales
  • Qualification levels
  • Vulnerable children datasets, including children in need
  • Pupil attainment by pupil characteristics
  • Pupil characteristics (including language, ethnicity and pupils eligible for Free School Meals)
  • Births data (country of birth of mother, fertility, teenage conceptions, infant mortality)
  • Annual Population Survey updates (available down to Local Authority District level)
  • Key benefits including Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (and Incapacity Benefit), Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Benefit (updated to the most recently available date)
  • Deaths: Monthly death rates
  • Council tax benefit and housing benefit updates
  • Housing market updates – Houseprices and transactions

Major publisher revisions to existing datasets include:

  • Annual Population Survey: Data re-weighted for all timepoints back to 2004
  • Earnings data: Data revised for all pre 2010 timepoints (publisher revision)
  • Derived rates: All rates using Mid Year population estimates have been revised for 2010 and 2011.
  • Additional descriptions for dynamic rates

The full list of new and updated datasets are in the User area (login required), including details of all indicators in the Data Packs.

Major new datasets

Standardised mortality ratios and emergency hospital admissions for key health conditions: The Office of National Statistics have published a range of mortality datasets down to sub-district level in order for users to examine health inequalities within their local areas. Standardised Mortality Ratios (SMR) have been published for a range of key conditions

  • All causes
  • Circulatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stroke

Overall crime rates: The Home Office publishes a measure of the overall crime rate across Local Authorities: the Recorded Crime – British Crime Survey (BCS) comparator offences. To enable local level comparisons, these datasets are for a selection of crimes recorded in the British Crime Survey, but the figures are taken from police recorded crime data. Data is updated annually; we have provided the last two years worth of data (2009/10 and 2010/11) in the Data Packs and plan to backdate this indicator as part of future updates.

Broadband availability: Ofcom have compiled data on the average take-up and speed of broadband and availability of superfast broadband. Data is up-to-date as of 2011 and is available for all Local Authorities in Britain.

Major updated datasets

Mid-Year Estimates 2010: The 2010 Mid-Year Estimates have been added to the Data Packs, providing breakdowns of the population by age and gender. Data is available down to Lower Layer Super Output Area for broad age bands and Middle Layer Super Output Area for five year age breakdowns. Data is published by the Office for National Statistics. MYE populations are used as the denominators for the majority of rates in the Data Packs. Indicators showing rates for 2010 have therefore also been revised.

Recorded crime: Police recorded crime rates for the 2010/11 period have been added to Data Packs. Police statistics provide a good measure of trends in well-reported crimes, are an important indicator of police workload, and can be used for local crime pattern analysis. Data is available down to Local Authority level for the following key crime types: Violence against the person; Sexual Offences; Burglary; Robbery; Vehicle Crime.

DWP Benefit updates for February 2011: Data for a range of key DWP benefit datasets has been updated for February to LSOA level. These datasets capture measures of worklessness, low income and poor health and disability. The following indicators are included: Income Support; Carer’s Allowance claimants; Incapacity Benefit/Severe Disablement Allowance; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Disability Living Allowance; Pension Credit; State Pension; Widows Benefit; Employment Support Allowance.

Qualification levels: Data on the proportion of people by level of qualification has been updated for 2010. The update includes qualification levels of the working age population and the economically active population as well as information on people with no qualifications who are economically active. Data is taken from the Annual Population Survey and is available down to Local Authority District level.

Annual Population Survey updates: The Annual Population Survey (APS) has been updated for January 2010 – December 2010 to Local Authority level. The APS is a key source of employment and skills data providing estimates of levels of economic activity for key equalities groups including age, gender, and disability.

Pupil attainment by pupil characteristics:  Neighbourhood statistics have released a range of pupil attainment datasets covering the academic year 2009/10. Data is based on the location of where the pupil resides rather than where they attend school. Data is available broken down by a) gender b) ethnicity c) free school meal eligibility. Data on the following examinations are included: Early Years Foundation Profile, Key Stage 1; Key Stage 2; GCSE; GCE/VCE/Applied A/AS. Data is available to LSOA, MSOA or Local Authority level (depending on the dataset).

Pupil characteristics: Data on pupil characteristics including gender, ethnicity, language, free school meal eligibility and information on attendance and absence has been updated for 2010. Data is taken from the School Census and is all available down to MSOA level (with the exception of pupil ethnicity and pupils with English as an additional language, which are available down to Local Authority level).

The full list of new and updated datasets are in the User area (login required), including details of all indicators in the Data Packs.

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