Welcome to the Leeds Observatory


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The Leeds Observatory website provides key data about the Leeds population and the Leeds economy. This information can be useful to local government, community and voluntary sector organisations, partners, businesses, students and members of the public.

Start here for guidance on how to use the Observatory

Ward profile
Click on the Ward map for a general profile that displays key statistics for the selected ward broken down by population, economy, housing, children & young people, crime, deprivation, health & wellbeing, and environment.

We have grouped information by key Themes that can be accessed further down this page or by visiting the ‘Themes’ tab. When you click on a theme, it shows an overview report with Leeds level data. For smaller geographical areas (like wards), click on ‘Profiles (local areas)’ and choose an area.

Further guidance
The Guidance section has a Leeds boundary map that shows wards, Community Committees, MSOAs, and LSOAs. This can help better understand the areas that make up Leeds.
There are also more tips on using the observatory.

Other information
Further information, including reports and needs assessments can be accessed from the tabs at the top of the page.