How does it work?

Community Insight is simple to use - you upload your stock data, whether as postcodes or Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) and you can instantly generate in-depth maps and reports on the areas you work in. 

It doesn't just overlay your stock on top of data maps, it allows you to define neighbourhoods (quite literally, by drawing on a map), report on them and compare them to your other neighbourhoods and communities.

Community Insight is a web-based service that accesses Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion's (OCSI) huge database of constantly updated public data. It's mapping base is Google's well tested Google Maps technology.

“We can identify an area where have stock, overlay it with data, print it out, and take it to the group and say, this is why we need to put an intervention into this place, and this is the sort of intervention that will work.”


The Community Insight website includes a wealth of information to help you get the best out of the tool. 

From building a custom dashboard to managing your users, the helpdesk is constantly updated with the latest information that you'll need.


We operate three versions of Community Insight - one for England, one for Scotland and another for Wales. 

Each has its own datasets, so you can be confident that the information you're using is right for you.

Community Insight England includes 1,157 datasets.

Community Insight Scotland includes 627 datasets.

Community Insight Wales includes 849 datasets.

You can read the full list of all the latest datasets here.

“In the old days, it would take months to get that information. If you know what you want, and what your objectives are, you can get the information in half an hour. It’s really fast. It’s really true. It’s real, official data.”



£6,000+VAT for an annual subcription includes:

  • Unlimited users in the organisation
  • Unlimited reporting
  • Constant data updates.

We are keen to ensure all social housing organisations that could benefit from Community Insight can access information. 

Download the order form

Book a demo

If you have fewer than 2,500 homes, and want to discuss your requirements, please get in touch with Lara Phelps for a demonstration. 

Visit the Community Insight web site