Social Progress Index

social progress index dashboard

Understanding the strengths and needs of our communities is key to helping us all to build on what is strong in our communities and target resources to where they are most needed. The Social Progress Index draws together a wide range of datasets from different sources to better understand wellbeing across the district. 

The Index has been developed in partnership with Social Progress Imperative, a global organisation whose mission is to use data to influence policies and investments to better serve all of humanity. We are the first District Council in the UK to build a ward-level Social Progress Index. The Index is made up of three dimensions – Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. Within each dimension there are a number of different indicators grouped into topics. A suite of interactive dashboards have been created to allow anyone to explore and interrogate the data: 

The Index will be updated on an annual basis, to include the latest data available. As well as providing an up-to-date view, this will also allow us to track and understand trends over time.

The scores for each topic and indicator are shown on a scale from 0-100.

View the Lichfield District Social Progress Index