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Luton Borough Council

Luton information observatory (research and statistics)

Our information observatory provides statistics, mapping and research reports on information, such as the type of people who currently live here and projected population trends, economy, deprivation levels and what the census tells us about Luton.

The ‘This is Luton’ report looks at the demography and economy of Luton. It is the definitive source of data and information on these matters for Luton.

In addition, an overview of health and social care in Luton has been published, as part of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Readers are advised to consult both of these high level reports in order to gain a full picture of life and health in Luton.

Social Progress Index (SPI)

Indicators that provide an accurate insight into how each ward is doing.

More about SPI


Information about the people that live in Luton including Census data.

More about Luton's population

Economy and employment

Information about Luton's economy such as employment levels, employer data, average earnings and more.

More about Luton's economy

Other intelligence

Information about indices of multiple deprivation and consumer data types in Luton.

More about deprivation and data types

Ward profiles

See the latest data for each of Luton’s wards covering areas such as population, demography, economy and education attainment. 

Luton's wards have been updated with new boundaries that came into effect in May 2023. See more about the new ward structure in Luton here.

Published: June 2023
Next planned review date: TBC

Useful links

Fingertips is a large public health data collection. Data is organised into themed profiles showing a wealth of publicly accessible data provided by the Office of Health Inequalities and Disparities. This is the type of data that can be used to identify and track trends on a national basis.

NHS Digital
Access a large range of data pertaining to health and care.

Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics. It gives you free access to the most detailed and up to date UK labour market statistics from official sources.

Police UK data
Details on street-level crime, outcome, and stop and search information, broken down by police force and LSOA.
Contact info
Information and Intelligence Team
Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ

[email protected]


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