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What is Wirral Community Insight?

Local Insight is an online community mapping and reporting tool that provides instant access to neighbourhood level data, specifically for Wirral.

It enables you to produce maps, tables and reports for specific areas of Wirral, as well as displaying where local services are located, e.g. GP practices and pharmacies in Wirral. Visit and use Wirral Community Insight

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  • Other than our own Wirral Community Insight Mapping tool there are many public and private organisations providing numerous high quality data and analysis tools and resources for public and professionals.

  • We have listed some of the many that we, and many others access to inform our work and that can help you and your approach to developing a sound evidence base.

  • They can be used by anyone with an interest in understanding the issues that affect the population and how it varies across the country. View other resources.


How to use Wirral Community Insight? 

This online mapping and reporting tool gives you access to interactive maps and reports at small area level.

These reports show key social and economic indicators and allow you to compare the area selected to comparator areas.

The 'how to' guide provides a complete overview of how to access the local insight content and in turn use it for your requirements again and again.

Support for place-based commissioning in Wirral 

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  • The previous case studies have covered the efficiency saving elements as well as the opportunities for sharing information across the organisation. The work Wirral have carried out on place-based care localities combines the two to demonstrate real world applications of Local Insight.

  • The flexibility to create and edit areas easily, as well as an interactive platform on which to share data allowed the Wirral Intelligence Service and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to define the geographic boundaries for the place-based commissioning localities.

Using local insight to share and communicate data across your organisation

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  • Local Insight is not confined to just the Wirral Intelligence Service. Staff from across the organisation and beyond have been using Local Insight to support evidence-based decision making.

  • Local Insight has been designed to be accessible by all; so that you don’t need to be a statistician to gain useful insights. And with the public facing versions of the tool – anybody can access the data, without needing any login details.

  • When looking for a data and reporting tool, the ease of use and flexibility were of utmost importance to the team – because they wanted to open access to the wider team and council. With more than 70 users trained in using the system, Local Insight has become a useful way to share and communicate data across teams.

Freeing up time and resources in Wirral with Local Insight

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  • Using Local Insight has reduced the team’s burden of sourcing, processing and updating the data they need on a daily basis.

  • This has freed up the team’s time to spend on analysis and providing the evidence that decision-makers need to make informed choices.