Guidance and helpful tips on how to get the most out of our Index dashboards.
For example, "What would help people cycle more?" or "How often adult residents cycle".
This information was collected from participating locations, which differed from 2019 to 2021.
The latest participating locations from 2021 are:
In some locations, we have information at a sub-area level. They are:
On all of our dashboards, we have a help overlay. This is accessible via the "help?" icon in the dashboard's bottom right corner.
The help overlay gives you some hints about the following functionality:
You can choose to focus on a specific location, or to compare cities and districts in the index data. Examples of single locations include "UK cities", "English cities", or a specific city such as "Bristol".
For comparisons, you can select multiple cities e.g. "English index cities" or by picking individual cities from across the participating countries.
The filter on the left side of the dashboard allows you to narrow the field of participants down using several categories.
The first is which year of data you are looking at. Here you can select just one year. We cover viewing data across years later in this guide.
Other filter options include
In some cases, these options are grouped into different bands. For example in the age option, we have 5-year and 10-year bands.
As you use the filter options the number of residents in the selection will change - this is shown at the bottom of the filter in large text.
Specifically, the following questions:
Many of the questions are matrix questions, where people are asked a question with several options for example, "What would help people cycle more?" has options for "Fewer motor vehicles on our streets" and "More cycle routes along quiet streets" against which people answered "Very useful", "Fairly useful", "Not very useful", "Not useful at all".
When looking at a single location, you can see all options side by side in the chart.
When comparing locations, you need to select which option you want to view for the question.
You can then see locations side by side for that particular question option.
To compare how people answered a question across a demographic you must select the label for the bar of the chart you want to look at. For example in the initial state the dashboard loads in, if you click the label for "More streets with 20mph/30kmh speed limits" you will see the demographic chart load on the right side of the screen.
The demographic chart initially loads in the Gender options. You can use the dropdown at the top of the demographic chart to view different demographics. You have the following demographic options to choose from
At the moment we have two years of data in the dashboard including lots of data from 2019 and even more from 2021. To see how the data in a bar in the dashboard changed between these years hover over that bar and a tooltip window will appear with a chart showing this information.
There are some instances when this function is not available:
Some locations have data at a sub-area level. For example, Manchester has 10 sub-areas. To see these sub-area locations you need to activate "Drill down mode" on the chart. This can be done by selecting the downward arrow at the top right corner of the main chart.
Once activated, you can click on a location bar label and that will take you to that bar’s sub-areas.
To move up a level back to the original location, in this example Manchester, click on the up arrow adjacent to the icon you clicked to activate drill down mode.
To deactivate the drill down mode you will need to click on the "drill down mode" button again. This will mean when you click on a bar label it will show the demographic comparison chart again.
To take a copy of a chart, you need to take a screenshot of it.
For PC users, you can take a screenshot of your whole screen by holding down Alt + PrtScr. An image of the window will be copied to the clipboard. You can then paste this into another application to use it. Some versions of windows have a Snipping Tool to enable you to capture parts of a screen. There’s some guidance on the Snipping Tool here.
For Mac users, you can take a screenshot of your whole screen by holding down ⌘ + shift + F3 or ⌘ + shift and F4 to take a screenshot of a part of your screen.
For phone and tablet users, you can usually take a screenshot by holding the power and volume buttons at the same time. You should consult your device instructions for more information.