Simple and consistent ways through the mass of information that describes your locality
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Open public lists for indexing everything we do in the public sector
List information across councils. Access free definitions and cross-references
Examine the detail of your area to understand the people and see where your help is needed
esd charts and maps show information for wards and smaller areas within your council
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Check out our FAQs
Q. Is the 2011 census data available through esd maps and charts?
A. Most census data which has been released by ONS at levels of geography lower than full LA can be viewed using the maps and charts. There are a few datasets which are not currently included because they were not obviously useful to an LA – However let us know if you have a need for something which is not there.
Q. Why are charts only possible at Ward level and not using ONS geographies?
A. Only Wards have names which would make sense when viewed on a chart. MLSOA, LLSOA and output areas in particular are only identified by codes which would have little meaning to most people.
Q. How do I change the level of geography I am looking at on a map?
A. Click on the 'Area' option and then choose the level of geography you would like to see from the drop down box shown.
Q. Where can I find the 'Activity Based Costing' tool which was available in esd-toolkit?
A. esd-toolkit is still live – we are only gradually migrating features and tools to the new site. You can still access esd-toolkit from the 'toolkit' option on the esd overview page – and everything you have previously used is still available there unless it has already been migrated to the new esd.
Q. The map is difficult to see, is there any way I can make it larger?
A. Yes, click on the 'Map' option on the left of the page and the map will be enlarged. The same applies to charts with the 'Chart' option.
Q. Where can I find the Local Government Business Model (LGBM) diagram?
A. It is here.