How we measured this

The TPI measures the drivers of wellbeing at local authority level using a broad set of indicators selected from datasets produced by reputable sources such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Public Health England (PHE) and the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). We select indicators that measure or provide a proxy for the key factors known to have an influence on wellbeing.

The indicators are standardised, transformed and combined to form the TPI scores provided on the scorecards.

The full methodology, indicator calculations, and indicator list for 2020 are available below. If you have specific questions about how we measure thriving places,

Indicator calculations
Incidicator list


Data acknowledgements 

Please refer to the methodology document for a list of data provider acknowledgements. 

Frequently asked questions

Can you make the data available at lower levels of geography (e.g. Ward, MSOA, LSOA)?
The TPI is published at Local Authority level, covering both single-tier and two-tier Local Authorities. All of the data in the TPI is secondary data - this means we do not directly measure what's covered in the TPI ourselves; we use existing datasets to populate the TPI (see the indicator list for full list of sources).  Those existing datasets do not usually publish data at geographies lower than Local Authority level - so we can't offer most of the indicators in the TPI at lower level geographies. There are some exceptions, such as indicators from the Index of Multiple Deprivation, which go down to LSOA level.
If you are particularly interested in data for lower level geographies in a particular geographical area, we may be able to support you in developing a bespoke dataset. Contact us