A guide to data, indicators and other ways to understand how well people are ageing in your local area.
Understanding your local population, where and how well people are living and ageing, is fundamental to creating effective local ageing programmes and policies.
Using data in your work can help you better understand the needs of your population, design and deliver services more effectively, focus public and political attention on important issues for older people, and understand the impact your work is having.
This guide can be used as a roadmap or as a set of tools and resources to dip in and out of. Either way, using it will enable you to become more familiar with ageing data and build your understanding of how to use it to support your work.