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How do we know the data is up-to-date and accurate?

It is part of our core business to mine government open data for new updates and releases. As we manage and maintain the system, you can be confident that you are using the most up-to-date data available.

For each indicator in Local Insight, you can see when it is next expected to be updated via the About The Indicator pop up on the Maps page.

In terms of accuracy, we run a series of automated tests on all of our data updates including:

  • Matching the data in the system against the open data
  • Testing a time series of data to ensure data over a time period falls within certain thresholds
  • Checking breakdowns of datasets add up to 100%
  • Checking component areas
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