FAQs - missing data

Why is there data missing for my area?

English local authority data has been collected through Freedom of Information requests. Around 77% of local authorities responded to these requests with at least some usable data in 2016/17. If a local authority did not respond to the request, their data for this year is missing. Some local authorities responded to some but not all of the request and in these instances the data that they were not able to provide is missing. 

Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish government and local authority data was provided by the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government's official statistics and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive respectively. Requests were not made to the devolved nations for the reasons young people left their last settled base.

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