Here you will find an explanation of some of the terminology used on Know Newcastle


Know Newcastle Terminology

Finding data and information

Baskets – are a way of grouping a number of related datasets, resources & outputs into one place

Datasets – These are the sets of aggregated statistical data

Profiles – These are preselected groups of information about an area e.g. a district or a ward, and are based on a theme e.g. Health & Well-being

Resources – This is a generic term for different types of interesting links or files. A resource can be of any file type (word document, pdf, power point, etc)

Themes – Themes are what we use in Intelliegence Online to group data so that it is easier for you to find the information that you are looking for when you are browsing. They also allow you to see all of the information that is available in relation to particular theme should your interest be more general.

General terms

Correlation – Looking at two indicators to see if there is a mutual relationship between them

Comparison – Looking at two indicators to see if there are any similarities between them

Interactive Map – In Intelligence Online you are able to create maps which are interactive. This means that you can move your cursor over the map to highlight an area that you are interested and a summary of the information for that area will be displayed

Meta Data – In Intelligence Online the term meta data is used to describe "data about data contents". This will include information such as the source of any data, the frequency with which the data is updated and when it was last updated and at what geographical level the data is available. Click the more info button before you have selected a data set to see a summary of the meta data or go to the info tab once you have selected the data you are interested in.

Projects – A project is a specific piece of work. A project group will contain all of the data & resources that relate to that particular piece of work.

Geographical Regions

Below are the different types of geography which are used to present data in Know Newcastle. Please follow this link to our geographies frequently asked questions , to get more information on what each of these geographies are. Different data sets will be available at different geographical levels depending on how that data has been collected.

  • 2008 Wards (current ward boundaries)
  • CAS Wards (previous/ old ward boundaries)
  • Output Area (OA)
  • Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
  • Lower Super Output Area (LSOA)
  • Local Authority (LA)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Parish
  • Electoral Divisions
  • Safer Neighbourhoods

Browsing for resources

When you are browsing for a resource there are a number of filters that you can apply in order to help you find what you are looking for.

Area – This is the geographical area or organisation to which the resource relates

Custom Tags – When individuals load a resource into the system they are able to add custom tags to a resource to make it easier to find a resource

File – This is a wide category which covers all the different types of file that you can upload to Intelligence Online

IPSV tags - Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV) is the standard vocabulary for local authorities to use when publishing documents. As well as custom tags IPSV tags can be added to make resources easier to find

Item Type – This categorises resources in a more specific way than files so you can look for specific objects or file types such as an interactive map or powerpoint slides

Published Object – A graph or chart which has been created in Intelligence Online and which has been published as an individual item.

Resource Type – This tells you what the resource is, whether it is a  file, published object, report or web link.

Report - In this case means an HTML based report which has been authored in Know Newcastle. Reports which have not been authored in Intelligence Online will be classified as files as they will have been uploaded as a separate file such as a word file or as a PDF

Web Link – A link to an internet site


These are some of the more common acronyms & terminology that you may come across when browsing data and resources on Intelligence Online.

If the term you are looking for is not covered in this Glossary make sure you have tried looking at the meta data for the data set or resource as this will contain more information about the dataset or resource and will often explain any acronyms or specific terms. This can be found by using the more info link when in the data browser or by going to the info tab once you have selected the data you are interested in. You can also contact us if you would like some terminology added to the glossary.

  • A & E - Accident and Emergency
  • APHO - Association of Public Health Observatories
  • CHD - Coronary Heart Disease
  • CI LL - Confidence Interval Lower Limit
  • CI UL - Confidence Interval Upper Limit
  • CSP - Community Safety Partnership
  • CWI - Child Wellbeing Index
  • DSR - Directly Standardised Rates
  • DWP - Department of Work and Pensions
  • GP - General Practice
  • GPCC - General Practice Commissioning Consortia
  • IMD - Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • JSNA - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • LA - Local Authority (Districts & Boroughs)
  • LAC - Looked After Child/ Children
  • NCHOD - National Centre for Health Outcomes Development
  • ONS - Office of National Statistics
  • PCT - Primary Care Trust
  • QOF - Quality Outcome Framework
  • SRE - Sex and Relationship Education

Updated: 08 October 2013 | Owner: Sarah Ledger