Data visualisation tool

Each year the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) release a vast amount of data, called the Statistical Data Return, which details the stock holdings of all Housing Associations in England.

The data tells us a lot about the sector but is often difficult to use and share with others.

With this in mind, we have developed a free and easy to use visualisation tool which presents the data in a much more usable format.

The 2015/16 data release allows housing associations to easily determine their position in the sector. For example, it is of no surprise that Midland Heart are the dominant provider in Birmingham, but it is interesting to note just how crowded the social housing market is in this area; of all local authorities in England, Birmingham has the highest number of individual providers with 70 organisations.

The free data visualisation tool has been created using tableau public and can be accessed here.

In the future we plan to launch an additional visualisation that reflects the current interest in mergers and development in the sector.