News and views from More Metrics

A selection of articles and news.

Poverty in the UK

Wednesday 24th January 2024
Dave Edmonds

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on poverty in the UK highlights the extent and variation across the regions and Nations of the UK. It also details the impact of factors such as disability, employment and level of education has on relative poverty levels. At More Metrics we are using our health, income and lifestyle data to support organisations in…

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Who cares about what in Wales?

Wednesday 4th October 2023
Colin Stewart

We are in the midst of the annual party political conference season and politicians of all colours are trying to grab the headlines - and secure our support! So to understand what voters really care about, More Metrics' Analytics Director Colin Stewart has looked in some depth at the recent petition on the 20mph speed limit in Wales, alongside a…

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Census 2021 - A summary

Monday 31st July 2023
Dave Edmonds

ONS has created a really useful summary of what they have published from the Census 2021 output so far. This shows the wealth of data that is now available to our developers at More Metrics to update existing products and create new insights. Watch out for more news over the coming weeks.

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The problems facing Wales - in data

Friday 28th April 2023

This linked article in Walesonline shines a light on some of the economic and social issues facing Wales. And whilst a Welsh based paper will rightly focus on its own area, read through the article and you can see evidence of similar challenges across the UK. The Walesonline piece covers the key topics of poverty, income disparity, employment alongside health, transport…

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Index of Multiple Deprivation made better

Monday 20th March 2023
Nigel Bradshaw

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is a key modelling parameter for vulnerability and other people-driven measures. It is produced by the Government and is an aggregate area ranking across income, employment, education, health, crime, barriers to housing and the living environment. IMD succinctly captures the relative quality of life and opportunities for people in each area. However it has…

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The Health of the Nation

Thursday 9th March 2023
Dave Edmonds

This week, the ONS published its latest findings from Census 2021, focusing on health, disability, and unpaid care across England and Wales. Data was compared to that published from the 2011 survey. The study was on people who said their health was bad or very bad, were disabled and limited a lot in their day-to-day activities, or people who provided at…

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More Metrics launches on Snowflake

Tuesday 31st January 2023
Dave Edmonds

We are pleased to advise that More Metrics data has now joined Snowflake's Partner Network and our data is now available through the Snowflake Digital Platform. As part of the Snowflake Partner Network, More Metrics can help customers get the most out of our data and the Snowflake Data Cloud. Snowflake offers a secure, easy to access option for…

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"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" (But not that one!)

Friday 30th December 2022

A few thousand miles to the north of its more well known namesake lies a tiny Welsh village that shares its famous name. There are in fact more than 20 Bethlehems in the world, including several in the USA and one in Pembrokeshire. For many years, visitors would make a trip to the small Welsh village before Christmas, often simply to…

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The Year in Numbers

Friday 23rd December 2022
Dave Edmonds

An interesting end of year review from ONS on what has been a very eventful data. Central to their output has of course been the Census 2021 data insights with a lot more to come in 2022. Other areas covered include the economy and wider costs of living crisis, health and wellbeing data as we have emerged from the Covid…

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Using 2021 Census data - Identifying areas of deprivation

Friday 9th December 2022
Dave Edmonds

As the ONS continues to roll out the output from Census 2021, valuable insight about the issues facing many areas of the UK are being highlighted. In the attached article from the website Walesonline areas of deprivation of various levels of severity across Wales are identified, mapped and available for use by Government, local authorities and both public and private…

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