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The Trafford Data Lab supports decision-making in Trafford, Greater Manchester, by revealing patterns in data through visualisation. You can find out more about us here. We provide various interactive and static outputs listed below, additionally we provide raw open data and learning materials for the technologies we use. We are also involved in various open data and data visualisation projects.


Climate emergency slide packClimate emergency slide pack
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.

Indices of deprivation 2019 applicationEnglish indices of deprivation 2019
Interactive visualisation of the data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in Trafford.

Ward ProfilerWard Profiler
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.

Crime ScannerCrime Scanner
Interactively visualise street level crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) incidents in your area.

Population PickerPopulation Picker
Discover single or aggregated population figures for the different statistical and administrative geographies. Choose the age range of interest by single year of age and export the data in various formats.

Postcode LoaderPostcode Loader
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.

Road casualty applicationRoad casualties
Application enabling users to explore GM reported road traffic accidents involving personal injury between 2005 and 2018.

Trafford corporate dashboardTrafford corporate dashboard
Trafford Council has identified 7 strategic priorities in its Corporate Plan that it believes are key to enabling Trafford's residents, businesses and staff to thrive. This dashboard allows you to browse a range of indicators that relate to each of the strategic priorities.

Static maps

Static maps about Trafford and the smaller geographical areas which make up the borough.

Indices of deprivation 2019English indices of deprivation 2019 for Trafford
Visualising the data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for Lower-layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in Trafford. The previous version based on the English indices of deprivation 2015 is also available.

Trafford mid-year 2017 population estimatesResident population of Trafford
Mid-year 2017 resident population estimates for Trafford visualised by electoral ward.

Trafford locality and ward boundariesTrafford locality and ward boundaries
Map showing the boundaries of Trafford's localities and electoral wards.