This tool allows users to explore the population of Wandsworth by various characteristics at different geographical levels. The report contains several population estimate and projection datasets – make the relevant choice from the options below to be directed to the most relevant and recent data for your selected characteristic at the desired geographical level.
See our How To page for a video tutorial and below for Hints & Tips/FAQ!
Hints & Tips
- The DataWand Population Explorer aims to simplify access to the latest data on population characteristics at different geographical levels. Data comes from Population Projections released by Greater London Authority (GLA), Small Area Population Estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and 2011 Census Data – you will see the relevant source at the top of each page.
- The report is best viewed in full-screen by clicking the double-ended arrow in the bottom-corner of the report (⤢).
- The data is provided as a series of charts, tables and maps – hover over charts and maps to see values.
- This is in an interactive report, so by clicking on one visual, you can filter others on the page. You can press Ctrl whilst clicking to select multiple criteria either from the same visual or across several visuals (e.g. ‘Female’ and ‘0-4’). Click again on your selected options to deselect them.
- Some visuals also have the drill down feature so keep an eye out for the arrows when you hover charts (e.g. ↓↓) – these enable you see the item in more or less detail. There is PowerBI guidance on the various drill down options available.
- Pages displaying Census data show borough-level statistics unless a Ward or LSOA is selected on the visuals provided – you can switch between Ward and LSOA views using the buttons at the top of the page.
- Some data is provided as percentages/proportions only – this is due to the recency of the information. Whilst these data sources are valuable and are our only source of some population characteristics, they are not as current as the other datasets. Users can take the percentages and apply them to more recent population estimates/projections for a better idea of current population counts.
Why is the total population for Wandsworth sometimes different depending on the page of the report?
This is because figures are estimated separately at different geographical levels. We have used data from several datasets published by the Greater London Authority and the Office for National Statistics to provide the most current population estimates for the three different geographies – make the relevant choice from the options on the left to be directed to the most relevant and recent data for your requirements.
Why are some data displayed as percentages?
We have chosen to display census data and the GLA 2016-based Housing-led Ethnic Group Projections as percentages rather than counts due to the currency of the information. Whilst this data is valuable and is our only source of some population characteristics, it is not as current as the other datasets. Users can take the percentages and apply them to more current population estimates/projections for a better idea of current population counts.
What is an LSOA?
A Lower Super Output Area is a census geography, see our Guide to Geography to find out more.
Can I use this data?
Yes, please see below for more detail on each data source:
- GLA Housing-led Population Projections
- GLA Housing-led Ethnic Group Projections
- ONS Mid-year Small Area Population Estimates
- Census Data
Why are there no map legends?
The map visual used does not provide this facility. As a dynamic report, users can hover over the map to see values for each area. The colour scale ranges from light (lower values) to dark (higher values).
Can I export this data?
Unfortunately, the data cannot be exported directly from the report on this webpage. Please see the metadata icon for a link to the original data. Power BI users can request access through the Power BI Service – data can be exported from the report when viewed via the Power BI Service.