Community Insight

  • Date of release: 2013
  • Type: Public data sets
  • Sectors:
    Citizenship and communities, Community development, Housing and homelessness
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Developer/Author: HACT and Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI)
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Community Insight is a powerful Geographic Information System based tool providing online community mapping and reporting.

The tool provides instant neighbourhood and community profiles, drawing on the very latest and most up-to-date open data sources covering all major social and economic indicators. This enables housing associations and developers to understand their local communities, so they can maximise their local investments, for the benefit of the residents and the community.

You can use the data to better target your work, and to communicate to funders the issues the areas you work in face using robust government sources.

Simply upload your data (postcodes or Unique Property Reference Numbers) and you can instantly generate in-depth maps and reports on the areas you work in.  It allows you to define neighbourhoods by drawing on a map, report on them and compare them to your other neighbourhoods and communities.

Community Insight

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