Do better with data

High quality research, data and analysis for public and community sector organisations, helping you make better decisions – decisions that contribute to the public good.

We have an unwavering commitment to improving social outcomes and delivering a trusted service in partnership with our clients

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Who we are

Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) is a spin-out research consultancy from the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford.

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What we do

We are experts in open data, research and analysis. We provide services that use open data and technology to make a difference in the public sector.

Local Insight

Helping local authorities turn data into knowledge and stories

Community Insight

Combines GIS mapping technologies and open data to provide instant community profiles.

Indices of deprivation

We are the team behind the 2015 Indices of Deprivation.

Who we work with

We work with local, regional, national and international organisations from a range of sectors.

To see a full list of who we work with, take a look at Our Clients page.



Freeing up time and resources in Wirral with Local Insight

  Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council is a unitary authority in the North West. The Public Health Intelligence team is responsible


New estimates on vacant dwellings at a local level – what can they tell us?

Overview Census estimates of vacant dwellings are a helpful measure of the housing stock within a given area. In 2001


House price changes in England | The national, local and super-local picture

  The cost of housing is never far from the policy agenda and with the Department for Communities and Local