Numberhood

Numberhood is OCSI’s very own app – for ‘local stats in your pocket.’

A good evidence base is essential for neighbourhood and community planning, participatory budgeting, local voluntary groups bidding for funds, delivering services and a whole host of other uses. There’s a lot of local data out there that can help but we know that people do not always have the time, skills or will to turn open data into the information that they need. Numberhood was born to make open data a bit more accessible to local communities – turning raw data into useful information that helps highlight critical issues in the local area.With Numberhood you can:

  • Select any Local Authority in England and quickly visualise the data as graphs, quick statistics and descriptions.
  • Compare trends and current position against regional and national data, through text commentary and data visualisations.
  • Identify quickly and easily how a local area is doing, saving time having to search through raw datasets.

Numberhood has made it on to The Sunday Times’ top apps of the week list, as well as making it into the top 10 (number 6 to be precise!) of the UK iPhone Business Chart.

The app is no longer updated with new data but you can see more information about the project on the Numberhood website.


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