The Berkshire Data Observatory is a new website that presents data about the local population, crime, housing and economics. It has been compiled and is kept up to date by ‘Public Health for Berkshire’ together with Berkshire’s six local authorities, including Reading Borough Council (RBC).

You can use the website to compare data at council, ward or an even lower level, within Reading or across Berkshire. You could use it to find out which Reading ward has the highest rate of bicycle theft, or which neighbourhood has the highest number of resident pre-school children, or how Reading’s air quality compares to the national average.

This kind of data could be useful in fund-raising, planning, or in persuading local, health or other authorities how and where to allocate their resources.

Further information

You can find more about using the website by contacting Poppy Bernard at RBC’s public health and wellbeing team. You can contact her by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01189 374332.

This article was originally published by the Reading Neighbourhood Network.

  1. Reading Neighbourhood Network
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