area profiling and demographic mapping software

Area Profiling with InstantAtlas

Area Profiles bring together relevant information and data about an area of interest and present it in a structured report blending text, maps, charts, tables and images. They often contrast the profiled area with geographic or statistical neighbours.

Using InstantAtlas you can design a whole range of web-ready outputs for different audiences and tasks. With InstantAtlas Server Profiles Module you produce profiles at multiple levels of geography using the server to aggregate your data. You can also update data content as it becomes available and even configure outputs to auto-update as indicators are updated so your profiles remain current.

All these features save you time and allow you to concentrate on interpretation rather than presentation.

The Audit Commission presents a good explanation of the value of area profiles for the UK Public Sector on their web site:

Further examples

Example Reports

Kirklees Council, Community Statistics Area Profile Reports

NEW | Leicestershire Statistics and Research Online (LSRO) | Deprivation Percentiles for combined City, County & Rutland LSOAs

Health Profiles Interactive - (Association of Public Health Observatories - UK)

Amethyst - Cornwall Crime Explorer (UK)

Norfolk Insight

National Place Survey 2008 | Leicestershire & Leicestershire Partnerships'

Using the Area Profile Template (video)

Customer Spotlight

data visualization tools and public health statistics

Interview with Phil Davies Team Coordinator Amethyst Cornwall Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership.

Stories who may also be interested in:

Nottingham Insight

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory (CIO)

Cambridgeshire County Council


Video Tutorials (hosted on YouTube)

InstantAtlas Essentials Training Playlist

InstantAtlas Desktop Tools Playlist

InstantAtlas Dynamic Reports Playlist

InstantAtlas Server Playlist

News and Articles


Arizona Department of Health Services | ‘Making data presentation meaningful when dealing with low rates of population density’


The Institute for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Texas | ‘Making data available to the community through easy-to-use data presentation tools’


Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – ”How the Pan American Health Organization is using data presentation to aid the policy-making process”