In addition to the information within Merton Data there are a number of other helpful sites which provide access to London, national and other local authority data. Please find links and a brief description of the data sources below.
The Authority’s Monitoring Report (AMR) monitors the performance of Merton’s planning polices and the extent to which we are meeting targets set out in the project plan (Local Development Scheme)
It contains statistical information on Merton’s socio-economic profile, housing delivery, employment and open spaces.
It also includes Merton’s performance against its share of London’s housing target and a list of the sites for new homes that are expected to be built within the next five years.
The AMR is published each January and monitors the preceding financial year. For example, Merton’s AMR 2014-15 monitored development between 1April 2014 and 31 March 2015, and was published in January 2016.
The London Datastore is a free and open data-sharing portal where anyone can access data relating to the capital. Whether you’re a citizen, business owner, researcher or developer, the site provides over 700 datasets to help you understand the city and develop solutions to London’s problems
Provides a link to the dashboards for the London wide crime priorities, of which the council is also working on locally to address
This provides performance information on crime in London and offers the opportunity to drill down to local areas on a map
The Greater London Authority (GLA) collects data about the major planning permissions in London through the London Development Database. The data is provided by the London boroughs, who are responsible for providing details of the permissions in their area. Only permissions meeting specific criteria are stored. This site allows you to view these permissions spatially, providing a picture of development sites in London that is not restricted by borough boundaries.
The London Infrastructure Map is an interactive tool which lets you explore current and future development and infrastructure projects. It gives developers, providers and utilities a clear picture of what developments are taking place. It also helps them to work together effectively, for example, to plan the phasing of projects – reducing disruptions and costs.
LG Inform presents you with up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority. Whether you’re interested in scrutiny, a particular service area, or simply need an overview, it can help you review and compare performance with other authorities
Vast amounts of UK consumer data are generated each day, providing valuable insight to help organisations operate more efficiently. The sites aim is to work with organisations to open up their data to our trusted researchers so we can provide solutions that drive economic growth and improve our society.
An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England
Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources.
The End Child Poverty coalition exists to hold the Government, and all main political parties, to account for their commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. Through data and interactive maps the level of child poverty in local authorities can be explored across the UK
DataShine is a toolkit for creating web maps for showing geographical data that has been collated and analysed by the BODMAS project, based at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, such as the 2011 Census data.
Public Health data sources
Find out about differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities
Local Health provides quality assured health information at small area level. As well as five pre-set geographical levels, you can combine areas to create your own geographies, and view the information and reports for these bespoke areas. Reports allow you to compare a selected area to the England average for a range of indicators
Anyone working within public health or any individuals with an interest in public health may find the sources above useful. They have health related data and tools which can be used to look at numerous health related conditions. This data allows readers to compare areas of interest to other areas and to both National and Regional data enabling them to build up a picture of their local environment and neighbourhood
The Croydon Observatory provides access to data and information about Croydon. It is an information sharing, mapping and reporting website that can be used by anyone. Information and data on this website can be used by local government, community and voluntary sector organisations, partnership members, businesses, students and the public
Data.Sutton is a free and open data-sharing website where anyone can access data relating to the london borough of Sutton. The datastore brings together a wide range of local data and information to give an insight into our borough and how it compares both locally and nationally
Open to everyone, DataRich is a one stop shop for statistics and analysis for the Borough and provides information under a range of themes including: Population, Economy and employment, Health and social care, Transport and travel, Crime, Community wellbeing, Housing and Environment
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council has brought together a wide range of local data and information to give you an insight into the borough and how it compares both locally and nationally