Using Data Driven Insights to Understand Deprivation in England: Live Webinar Series
An improved approach to analysing the Indices of Deprivation using Tableau
By standardising previous Indices of Deprivation data releases to the latest geographic hierarchy (2019) we can compare relative deprivation accurately, for the first time.
What are the Indices of Deprivation?
The Indices of Deprivation (IMD) is a set of metrics comparing relative deprivation across England for 317 Local Authorities and 32,844 neighbourhoods (known as LSOAs).
These metrics are combined into 7 domain categories (Income, Employment, Health, Education, Living Environment, Crime, Barriers to Housing & Services), which collectively form the Index of Multiple Deprivation.
How have we improved the approach to analysing the IMD?
Through a collaborative project between Kirklees Council, Surrey County Council, Concentra Analytics, Tableau, and the wider Public Sector Community, a suite of dashboards has been developed to address this challenge.
We overcome some typical complications when trying to understand how relative deprivation has changed over time. Due to changes in geographic boundaries between IMD data releases, it has been impossible to accurately comment on how relative deprivation has changed over time for the affected areas.
We use a novel approach to overcome this, creating what we feel, is the most sophisticated approach for using this data to provide insights. These dashboards could be used by a wide range of users, from strategic policy makers through to members of the public looking to buy a house.
Join us for this 3-part webinar series in collaboration with Tableau, Kirklees Council and Surrey County Council, to understand our approach.
During these webinars we will cover:
- Webinar 1: What is the IMD and how do I use the dashboards?
- Webinar 2: Pushing Tableau Prep to its Limit
- Webinar 3: Developing the IMD Dashboards
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What is deprivation? How is it measured in England? How can we provide a foundation that allows Public Sector organisations focus their budget and energy on improving this across England?
In this webinar we will be introducing the Indices of Deprivation and reviewing how to use our dashboards.
During the webinar we will cover:
+ What is deprivation?
+ What is the IMD?
+ The fundamentals behind understanding the data
+ Understanding what it can and cannot be used for
+ Important changes to the data compared to previous years
+ Exploring how to use and understand the dashboards
When consuming dashboards, we aren’t always aware of the work taken to get to this point or the complexities overcome on the way.
In this webinar we will be diving into the detail behind the Indices of Deprivation dashboards, showcasing the power of Tableau Prep.
During the webinar we will cover:
+ A re-cap on what the IMD is and how it can be used
+ Introduction to our data management approach
+ A novel approach to enabling comparison across different data releases, despite changes in geographic areas and metrics
+ A deep-dive into the Tableau Prep flow
You’ve seen the dashboards in action and the data management approach behind them, now let’s look at how we achieved the end result using Tableau Desktop.
The dashboards used a number of novel techniques to provide a seamless user journey and increased insights to users over what is already available.
We will be touching on: spatial files; building an intuitive navigation experience; parameter actions; formatting and branding; sheet swapping; comparison across releases; and dynamic measures.
Join us on our third and final webinar, to understand how the dashboards were pulled together in a short 36-hour window.