Trafford Data Lab

Supporting decision-making in Trafford by revealing patterns in data through visualisation.

Visit our dedicated page for all outputs relating to the census conducted in 2021.

The following outputs are arranged into 4 categories: Apps, Collections, Reports and Graphics.


The corporate plan describes Trafford Council's strategic vision, outcomes and priorities for the borough. This dashboard interactively visualises data for a range of indicators that relate to each of the three strategic priorities.

Find schools and colleges in Trafford by phase, type, Ofsted rating and other filters. Links to Ofsted reports, performance comparisons and the schools' websites are also provided.

Discover the facilities available within the public parks in Trafford. Information regarding the various friends' groups is also available.

More than half of UK councils have declared a "climate emergency". This tool is designed to support local councils by visualising open data relating to climate change. We have also created an accompanying climate emergency open data companion.

Interactive visualisation of the data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) across England by Local Authority District. Please visit our Indices of Deprivation 2019 page for further resources.

In-depth information focussing on each of Trafford's wards. The information is presented in thematic sections as interactive maps and charts allowing for easy comparisons to be made. You can also download the data and code behind the visualisations.

Discover the different geographic areas of Trafford and visualise all of our spatial datasets in one application. Use the geolocation facility (on supported devices with the user's permission) to see where you are and discover what is around you.

Create choropleth maps of your own data in Vega-Lite without having to write all the code yourself. Export the output as an image or embed it in a web page.

Discover population figures for the different statistical and administrative geographies. Choose areas of interest and export the aggregated data.

An R Shiny app allowing users to download the latest postcode centroids from the Office for National Statistics' Open Geography Portal API.

This R Shiny application powered by allows you to find administrative and statistical geographies for a given postcode. You can either enter the postcode manually or click on the map to find the nearest postcode to the corresponding coordinates.

Create and edit map features in the form of lines, polygons, circles and markers and save the results. Load previously saved data and add to it, or use it in other applications such as Graphical Information Systems (GIS) software.

Application enabling users to explore GM reported road traffic accidents involving personal injury between 2010 and 2021.


All our outputs and resources relating to Trafford's wards which came into force in May 2023. Profiles are available for each ward which include data from the 2021 census.

Visit our Census 2021 collections page for all our outputs relating to the census conducted by the Office for National Statistics in 2021 and published between 2022-2023.

Visit our COVID-19 collections page for all our outputs and resources relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Resources, including Local Authority and ONS ‘best-fit’ ward reports, relating to the Indices of Deprivation 2019 data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.


Analysis of claimant count and Universal Credit claims in Trafford over time, including area and age-group breakdowns. This report is updated on a regular basis using data from Nomis.

This report analyses the data published regarding the ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion of residents from the 2021 census and compares it to similar data from the census in 2011.

Analysis of Trafford's wards population figures including population change and population pyramids for each ward from the Mid year population estimates comparing 2022 to 2021.

Following the release of demography and migration data from the 2021 census, this report contains analysis of the change in Trafford's population, households and migration from the previous census and provides comparisons with the other local authorities in Greater Manchester.


Mid-year 2022 resident population estimates for Trafford visualised by electoral ward.

The Output Area Classification is an open source geodemographic classification that uses the 2011 Census to group the UK's Output Areas. Explore the pen portraits and radial plots for information about the classifications.

Map of Trafford showing the boundaries of the 21 wards and 4 localities.

Visualising the data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in Trafford. The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 version is also available. Please visit our Indices of Deprivation 2019 page for further resources.