The Wakefield Observatory is Changing

Wakefield ObservatoryOver the next few months the Wakefield Observatory will be merging with the Wakefield Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) web site.  Some of the content from the old Observatory web page has been downloaded into PDF files and can be found by following the links below.

New pages have also been developed on the JSNA site – click on district Characteristics in menu above. These pages now cover a broader range of topics and will be developed further in the coming months.

If there is anything else you need from the old Observatory then it can still be accessed for a limited time by following this link.

When the merge is complete, people will be able to use a single web site for detailed data and analysis of health and social care, plus a broad range of other topics, including  the population, the economy, skills and education, housing, community safety, etc.  There will also be advances in the technology we use to keep the data up to date, and improved navigation and structure – making information easier to find.

If there was information on the old Wakefield Observatory that you can’t see below or elsewhere on the JSNA site then please contact the Wakefield Council Corporate Performance and Intelligence team at and we will do our best to help.

Thank you for your patience during this transition period; we hope you’ll find the new and improved site useful when it launches fully in September 2017.

Ward Profiles Seven Area Profiles Other Profiles
Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton Castleford Population
Airedale and Ferry Fryston Normanton and Featherstone Poverty
Altofts and Whitwood Pontefract and Knottingley Economy
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton South East Education and Skills
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton Wakefield Central Housing
Featherstone Wakefield North West Transport
Hemsworth Wakefield Rural Income and Borrowing
Horbury and South Ossett Community Safety
Knottingley Environment and Climate Change
Normanton Culture and Sport
Pontefract North
Pontefract South
South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Stanley and Outwood East
Wakefield East
Wakefield North
Wakefield Rural
Wakefield South
Wakefield West
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West