Tools and Resources

Looking for the Wakefield Observatory?

The Wakefield Observatory web site is being wound down and the data merged with the Wakefield JSNA to create one single portal for strategic analysis and statistics about the Wakefield district. We have prepared a short description of the changes, and are looking forward to announcing a new and expanded JSNA site in September 2017.

Public Health England Profiles

These public health profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that have been designed to support Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and commissioning. Developed using the Public Health England fingertips tool, some profiles cover a wide range of health and related indicators (e.g. the Public Health Outcomes Framework), while others focus on certain themes (e.g. child and maternal health).

Local Health

Local Health provides quality assured health information at small area level (wards or MSOA). As well as five pre-set geographical levels, you can combine areas to create your own geographies, and view the information and reports for these bespoke areas. Reports allow you to compare the selected area to the England average for a range of indicators.


The Corporate GIS Team maintains the geographic information and mapping in a number of important Council computer systems. They also produce a wide range of maps to support spatial planning and analysis.

A number of frequently requested maps are available for download:

Analysis Methods and Tools

Research Sources

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Evidence Briefings
These evidence briefings highlight research findings and their relevance in key policy areas.