Intelligence reports

Welcome to the Understanding Bradford District information and intelligence portal  – your online resource for data and information about Bradford District. This service is for anyone looking to find out more about local areas and communities.

The website contains statistics and information about Bradford District - population, ethnicity and religion, results from the 2011 census and an update about the 2021 census, health and life expectancy, and poverty and deprivation; as well as district and ward profiles and a series of local maps. For a summary of the latest census data for Bradford District follow this link

Open data

There are a number of organisations which collect and publish research and statistics. We publish our information on our Open Data Platform, and on this site you can find a number of intelligence reports which we have compiled. Below there are also links to some useful external websites where you can find more information and statistics about Bradford.

Other data sources

  • The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities collects and publishes official statistics relating to deprivation, fire and rescue services, housing and homelessness, local government finance, planning performance and land use.
  • The Office for National Statistics publish local statistics which contain a wealth of official statistics including data from the census in 2011 and 2001. 

Crime and Community Safety

  • has information about the police force in your area. Look up emergency and non-emergency contact details, find out how well your force is performing compared with others, and explore maps of crime data.


  • Centre for Cities supports the growth of economies in cities by producing rigorous, evidence-based research within five main drivers of economic growth. Compare the economic performance of 64 of the UK's largest cities and towns (including York).
  • The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) collects and publishes official statistics on employment programmes, household income, benefits, pensions and other areas the department is responsible for.
  • NOMIS is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics to provide free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics.


  • The Department for Education (DfE) collects and publishes official statistics about schools, children and young people. Additionally, they publish school performance tables which allow you to view details about school performance, characteristics, workforce, finance and Ofsted inspection outcomes.


  • Public Health England provides many high quality data, analysis tools and resources for public health professionals. Their data and knowledge gateway provides direct access to these resources.
  • The Department of Health also published annual public health profiles for each local authority area
  • Pansi and Poppi are used by planners and commissioners of social care provision in England, together with providers and supporting organisations. They are designed to help explore the possible impact that demography and certain conditions may have on populations of those aged 18-64 ( Pansi) and 65+ (Poppi).


  • The government releases public data to help people understand how they work and how policies are made. Some of this data is already available, but brings it together in one searchable website.
  • The Office of National Statistics is the government's statistical service. They collect, hold and publish large amounts of information on many social and economic indicators that reflect life in Britain today.

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