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Funded by the LGA Open data Breakthrough Fund

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07/20/2017 - 11:32

Not all housing is the traditional "bricks and mortar" we tend to think of. There are lots of less permanent housing types, including houseboats, park homes and caravans.

Across our local area, a number of individuals and families live in "non traditional" accommodation.

This story brings together some brief data and identifies links to find out more about the types, scale and occupation of "non-traditional" housing in our area.

01/18/2017 - 15:08

“Data is the new oil…” is a phrase often used by those in the industry to describe the vast, valuable and extremely powerful resource available to us. We generate an astronomical amount of data, in fact 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone according to IBM.

12/08/2016 - 15:11

Forecasting pupil rolls can be tricky business but getting it right can be sweet.

10/14/2016 - 17:50

It has been estimated that there were 257 deaths attributable to particulate air pollution in Cambridgeshire in 2010 and that over 5% of Cambridgeshire’s population mortality is attributed to air pollution (based on ambient levels of PM2.5). The percentage in Cambridge is 5.8% which equates to 47 deaths attributable to air pollution (

10/06/2016 - 15:00

What is Hate Crime? A hate crime is one which is “committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation” (1). It covers a wide range of crime types including assault, harassment, and inciting others to commit hate crimes. Following the EU referendum on 23rd June, the Police experienced a 57% increase in national reporting of hate crime to their online reporting site between 23rd and 26th June compared to the same time 4 weeks before (2).

Empty homes

Why is this data useful?

Although some homes are empty for good reasons, they are generally seen as a wasted resource. Knowing about the numbers, and changes over time, can give insights into the issue and help us direct policy at the problems most likely to make a difference and bring these homes back into use, wherever possible.

Where does the data come from?

This data on empty homes across for England is collated from local authority returns to the Department of Communities and Local Government in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Re-formatting the data and releasing it locally helps us see and use it locally to monitor this issue - especially useful in an area of high housing pressure. DCLG's live table 615 includes a sheet of notes about the sources of data used, which are well worth reading.

What does it tell us?

The DCLG data shows us that for the Cambridge housing sub-region, the number of empty homes on the council tax register has fallen over the years from 8,693 in 2010 to 8,240 in 2014. Also, the number of proportion of "long term" empty homes has dropped from 2,976 (34%) in 2010 to 2,342 (28%) in 2014.

Links to data Get in touch

If you have any thoughts, comment or feedback on this data please do get in touch. To do this, please email If you "tweet" about it, please tag @CambsInsight ( as we'd love to see how the data is being used.