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Cambridgeshire Insight OpenData

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data
Funded by the LGA Open data Breakthrough Fund


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.

12/08/2016 - 14:10

‘effective pupil place planning is a fundamental element of the local authority’s role as strategic commissioner of good school places.’1

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).

08/16/2016 - 11:09

Why is understanding fuel poverty important?

Every year, fuel poverty in the UK makes headlines, for example:

Cold homes caused 9,000 deaths last winter, study suggests

Number of households in fuel poverty rises to 2.38m

Fuel poverty is caused by a combination of fuel costs, poverty and inefficient housing stock, and can have a range of effects including:

07/14/2016 - 17:48

Student housing is provided, based on the local demand and availability. This report is looking at the current or new developments of student housing across Cambridgeshire based on the planning applications received between 2002 and 2014. This accommodation is anticipated to meet the requirements of national and international students. Based on the applications received, the student accommodations are mainly concentrated in Cambridge City.

What data has the “Accessibility of services to student housing provision” used?

07/14/2016 - 17:25

Affordable housing is delivered, based on the local plans and targets of each district throughout Cambridgeshire. This report looks at the current or new developments of affordable housing across Cambridgeshire based on the planning applications received between 2002 and 2014. This accommodation is aimed at meeting the requirements of the people whose needs are not met by the market.

06/22/2016 - 10:24

In June 2016, the Office of National Statistics released a new set of data all about the number of house sales and prices for the whole of the country, based on ONS and Land Registry information from 1995 to 2015. This data is really helpful when we are looking at long-term trends and changes in our housing market so we have released some edited highlights for our local area as part of Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data.

05/09/2016 - 15:37

Homelessness is a big concern. Not having a secure home, sleeping on a friend's floor, or having to live on the street can seriously affect a person's health, wellbeing, job prospects and feelings of safety and security. District councils keep a track of the number of people coming to them who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness. We've collated some of the key stats to help make better use of them across England.

02/08/2016 - 10:12

Why do housing providers, including housing associations, almshouse trusts and private partners, matter? Well, in our area they own and manage... * more than 46,000 "general needs" flats and houses * more than 2,600 "supported" flats and houses for those with specialist housing needs for example, people with disabilities * more than 6,700 flats specially for older people * more than 4,500 low cost home ownership properties (often shared ownership). This adds up to more than 60,000 homes!

01/28/2016 - 16:05

New local housing allowance (LHA) rates have been set for the country. Published on 29 January 2016, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has set the rates for each of 152 "market areas" (or BRMAs) across England which determine how much help people who are eligible can get towards their housing costs.

12/02/2015 - 15:34

What is a food bank?

Food banks support people in financial crisis who cannot afford to buy food and/or fuel.

11/09/2015 - 17:23

Cambridge is growing with approx. 33,000 houses being built over the next 15 yrs. and an expected additional population of 50,000 people.

10/12/2015 - 15:40

Older homes tend to be built with solid walls. Here we present data from the Valuation Office Agency, based on Council Tax records, which helps us identify areas where there are more older homes - which are more likely to have solid walls. This information helps us understand our housing area better and could help target, for example, solid wall insulation.

10/05/2015 - 16:02

Specialist housing for the elderly (residential and nursing homes) is intended to enable people to live independently.

08/03/2015 - 09:33
Why is this data useful?

Although some homes are empty for good reasons, they are generally seen as a wasted resource.