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Social Progress Index

In conjunction with the Social Progress Imperative we have developed the first social progress index at ward level allowing us to understand the social wellbeing of our residents. This pioneering use of data helps decision-makers, businesses, charities and the general public understand how individuals are living and progressing within the borough and who is being left behind. This is our second social progress index.

Scorecards consisting of a range of social and environmental indicators divided across 3 broad dimensions of social progress (Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and Opportunity) are available for each of our wards.

Barking and Dagenham 2018 Social Progress Index

Instructions on how to use the scorecard:

  • select the ward name drop down to choose one of our 17 wards
  • hover over any indicator in the scorecard to read the full description
  • click on any indicator and the relevant map in our Borough Data Explorer will pop up
  • click on ‘Change over time’ to see 3 year trends for the social progress index, each dimension and/or component

Methodological report (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Data and scores for each indicator (CSV, 45 KB)

You can also visit our Borough Data Explorer to see a data visualisation for each of the indicators that feature within our 2018 Social Progress Index.