November 2019 Oxfordshire Analyst Networking Meeting

Oxfordshire Analyst Networking
Thank you to everyone who came along to another lively and informative Oxfordshire analyst networking meeting on 19th November, hosted by Oxfordshire County Council, at County Hall.

Our November 2019 meeting was dedicated to the new Indices of Deprivation published in September 2019.  Attendees were a mix of analysts and people making use of the IMD data to plan services and/or bid for funding.

To access the slides from the meeting and join the Network go to the Oxfordshire Analyst Networking Knowledge Hub.

Some of the ideas shared on the day included that:

  • Cartograms are a useful way of showing the scale of the population affected
  • It would be helpful to understand the local pattern of relative scores and underlying indicators (i.e. not national ranks)
  • Could a change for a small number of people at LSOA level cause a significant change in rank?
  • Some of the “whys” (why have relative ranks changed) could be understood from frontline staff

The next analyst networking meeting will be hosted by Oxford City Council in May 2020.

Photo of group discussions at the November analyst network meeting