This tool allows users to explore the population of Wandsworth by various characteristics at different geographical levels. See our How To page for a video tutorial and below for Hints & Tips/FAQ!

Further data resources

Below are links to different pages on this data site that will give you access to information that can be used to help produce reports, such as Equality Impact Needs Assessments (EINAs) or Bids for funding etc. 

Hints & Tips

  • The Population Explorer aims to simplify access to the latest data on population characteristics at different geographical levels– you can find the relevant data 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 – if you hover over charts and maps you can 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’). Clicking again on your selected option(s) will deselect it.
  • 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 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.


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 datasets published by the Office for National Statistics and the Greater London Authority to provide the most current population estimates for the different geographies – make the relevant choice from the menu to be directed to the most relevant and recent data for your requirements.

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:

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. 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. You can download data directly from the data providers.