Our Data & Attribution

We believe that access to accurate, impartial data is crucial for decision making. This is true for significant life choices such as moving house, but also for smaller commitments such as whether to visit a particular area. This is why data from government-backed sources is the foundation of all of our London guides.

Trusted Data Sources

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is responsible for collecting and publishing data on the economy, population, and society at national and local levels.

We use data from several reports, including private rental market in London statistics, housing tenure by borough statistics, personal well-being (happiness) by borough statistics, employment rates by gender and age or disability by borough statistics, and population by religion by borough statistics.

ONS

HM Land Registry is a non-ministerial department of the UK government responsible for keeping records of land and property ownership.

In our guides we use data from the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) report, which includes a breakdown of average house prices for each London borough.

HM Land Registry

The Department of Education is a UK government department responsible for education and children’s services policy and funding, including early years, schools, further and higher education, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

In our guides we use data from the schools and pupils by type of school, borough dataset.

Department for Education

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is a UK government department responsible for housing, local government, community cohesion, and urban regeneration, among other things.

In our guides we use data from the total number of dwellings and net additional dwellings, borough dataset.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The Greater London Authority is the top-tier administrative body for Greater London, responsible for strategic planning, transport, policing, and economic development, among other functions.

We use data from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (LAEI) in our guides, which is published by the Greater London Authority and TfL. We also use Land area and population density figures published by the GLA.

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HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government responsible for administering various aspects of the country’s tax system, including the collection and enforcement of taxes, and the payment of certain state benefits. It also oversees customs and excise regulations, and works to combat tax evasion and fraud.

We use data from the Average Income of Tax Payers, Borough dataset in our guides.

HMRC

The Metropolitan Police, also known as the Met, is the police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, England.

In our guides we use datasets from the MPS Business Crime dashboard.

Metropolitan Police logo

Transport for London (TfL) is a government body responsible for managing the public transportation network in Greater London, including buses, trains, and the London Underground.

We use data from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (LAEI) in our guides, which is published by the Greater London Authority and TfL. 

Transport for London

Data presented on this site is covered by the Open Government Licence. The following attribution statements apply to all pages across the site.

  • Contains HM Land Registry data © Crown copyright and database right 2020. This data is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
  •  Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.
Note that we try to keep all data up to date and reflective of the most recent publications. However, there may be short periods where this is not the case.

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