These Frequently Asked Questions are intended for sign-posting users to resources available on Havering Data Intelligence Hub. For suggested additions or amendments please e-mail:

What is the Data Intelligence Hub?

The Data Intelligence Hub is a shared evidence base that provides access to data, information and intelligence about Havering. This system aims to improve decision-making, support partnership working and better prepare us for the future.

Hosted resources including data, analysis, mapping, reports and other documents, aim to benefit local authorities, partner organisations and all people interested in the growth and development of Havering.

What kind of information is available?

The data is organised under a number of themes such as:

  • Population
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Transport
How can I search for a particular resource on the Data Intelligence Hub?

Use the search function on the home page to search for resources and individual indicators.

Type a key word (or key words) into the data search facility, if you want to locate data and statistics relating to a particular subject category. Carrying out a data search will return Data View resources, indicators and Data Profiles.

Note that a search with less key words will return more results, but is more likely to return the resource you are searching for.

If you still can’t find what you are looking for, then please contact a member of the Data Intelligence Team to investigate whether we are currently hosting a particular resource and how you can access it.

Where does the information come from?

The data comes from a number of published sources such as the Office of National Statistics and the Department of Education.

To find out the source of the data click on the ‘metadata’ icon.

Do I need to register?

No, you can use the site without registering.

What geographical level is the data available at?

Depending on the source, data is available at lower super output areas (LSOA), ward, borough and London region.

What is a Ward, LSOA and MSOA?

A Ward in Havering refers to electoral ward/divisions. There are 18 ward boundaries in Havering.

Lower Super Output Area (LSOAs) are units of geographic boundary developed by the Office for National Statistics and are aggregations of Output Areas. Output Areas are subdivisions of 2003 wards and each contains approximately 125 households (300 residents). LSOAs are the next largest area up and each contain a minimum population of 1,000 persons and on average (mean) contain a population of 1,500 persons. MSOAs are larger areas and each contain a minimum population of 5,000 persons and on average (mean) contain a population of 7,200 persons. There is a total 32,482 LSOAs and a total 7,193 MSOAs in England and Wales.

In Havering there are 30 MSOA’s and 149 LSOA’s.

How do I find out more information on an indicator?

Information can be found by clicking on the ‘metadata’ icon. This provides the source of the data and other information providing a better understanding of the data.

Can I print/export a report?

All of our reports have printing and export features. You can export a table or chart by clicking on the Export button at the top of the page and selecting, from the drop down box, the chart or table you require.

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to export maps. This is something that we are working on. We recommend capturing the report graphics (prt Scrn) and pasting them into a suitable application (e.g. Word, Power Point, graphics package) before cropping and printing. This gives you complete control over the appearance of the report when printed.

Can I publish the information from this site elsewhere?

Information from the Data Intelligence Hub is available to use within the terms of the copyright disclaimer.

Is the data on the Observatory accurate?

We take great care in maintaining this website to ensure that it is accurate and contains up-to-date information. However, inaccuracies or errors may sometimes occur – when they do we will do our utmost to correct these. If you discover any information on our pages that you believe to be inaccurate or inappropriate, please notify us by email.

I’ve got a problem using the site – who can help me?

If you require assistance in using the Data Hub, or you are having technical difficulties, please let one of the Data Intelligence Hub Team know by email.