Merton Data now provides a central repository of data and information about the borough that is available for the council, its partners, the voluntary sector and residents to use.

The site is available online and is regularly and automatically updated from a series of national datasets from different government departments and other bodies. Merton Data provides access to the latest information about the borough from 29 different datasets and nearly 5,000 indicators.

Merton Data can help organisations and groups when it comes to making important decisions by giving them access to information about the population or their customers. It can help people to find out more about the area in which they live and can help voluntary groups when looking to understand the community and the services its needs and help them to put together funding bids and applications.

Merton Data will enable organisations to plan how they deliver their services and enable consistency and a common understanding of what Merton is like as a borough. It will contribute to better use of data and the development of further collaborative work across the council, its partners and the voluntary sector.