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  • 1. Visualising data

2. Interactive toolkit

  • Local Knowledge incorporates aninteractive toolkit,designed to bring data to life. The tools are quick and easy to use and provide graphical outputs for use in reports and presentations.
  • Individual indicatorscan be displayed using mapping, ranking and comparison tools. These allow the characteristics of an area to be compared with neighbouring areas or regional and national averages. All indicators in Local Knowledge have national coverage.
  • Local Knowledge also has a range of tools for analysinggroups of indicators,identifying interrelationships. These include cross-tabulations, scatter charts and profiling applications. Local Knowledge highlights headline indicators, with profiles for different areas quickly compared or statistical nearest neighbours identified.
  • Composite measures , unique to Local Knowledge, can be used to provide an overall summary of an areas performance. The findings are presented as Report Cards, with A-E summary scores telling a story of place on a range of themes.
  • Local Knowledge also provides information onunderlying trends and forecasts . Using consistent time series data, the change application allows underlying trends to be quickly identified and compared with regional and national averages.

3. Easy-to-use Press build Email, print, save Output Select application Select spatial level Region, sub-region, district, ward, LLSOA, COA Select indicator (category, sub category) 4. Report Cards Report Cards provide a summary analysis of local conditions. They provide a quick and easy way of analysing strengths and weaknesses within areas.Based on composite Local Futures measures, areas are given an A-E score based on their performance. They also highlight how areas perform within a local, regional and national context.Click on theme to display a spider chart showing performance on related indicators 5. Spider charts Spider charts graphically display performance on sets of indicators. They are designed to allow the characteristics of an area to be analysed from a variety of different perspectives.Actual and percentile scores are displayed in the supporting summary table. Click on one of the Filter indicators buttons to select your own indicators Select indicators for a range of different themes Display statistical nearest neighbours or overlay the performance of other areas by clicking on add further area. Create a spider chart by clicking on the Profile application in the drop-down menu.Add other areas or identify nearest neighbours 6. Ranked tables This application allows you to rank the performance of areas on a specific indicator. National averages are displayed at the foot of the table. Use the filter option to present the findings for areas within a specific region or sub-region. Regional/sub-regional rankings are displayed alongside national rankings Rankings can be used alongside actual scores and averages to assess and monitor relative performance. Download full data set into a CSV file Create a ranked table by clicking on the Ranking application in the drop-down menu. 7. Thematic maps The thematic mapping application sets the performance of an area within a broader geographical context. It provides a quick and user friendly way of creating high impact, customised maps. Zoom into an area, display place names or provide a key Create a map by clicking on the Mapping application in the drop-down menu.Display thematic layers Display OAC classification Display cosmetic layers 8. Charts Benchmark local area performance on a range of economic, social and environmental indicators using the compare application. Areas can be selected from across Britain and compared on individual indicators or on groups of indicators. Data is displayed in a supporting table Create a bar chart clicking on the Compare application in the drop-down menu. 9. Tables Create a table of indicators by clicking on the Table application in the drop-down menu.Performance can be assessed on a range of indicators and for a number of different areas. The application allows you to bring together thematic groups of indictors, exploring relationships between variables or quickly summarising an areas characteristics. Re-rank the table by clicking on the different indicators 10. Scatter charts Create a scatter chart by clicking on the Scatter application in the drop-down menu.Charts plotting the national performance of individual areas on pairs of indicators. The performance of neighbouring areas within a sub-region or region can also be displayed. The R2 indicates the strength of the relationship. 11. Graphs Change can be compared over a number of years for up to 15 different areas. Create a graph displaying underlying trends by clicking the Change application in the drop-down menu.Local area forecasts are available for some indicators. Underlying data is displayed in the supporting table 12. www. localfutures .com www. localfutures .com