Open Council: how we perform against other councils

Wandsworth is committed to being an Open Council, making it easy for residents to find out how we spend your money and how good we are at delivering those services.

About the tool

We are committed to providing the best possible services to our residents and stakeholders, and to being as transparent as we can be about how well we are at delivering those services.

As a result, we have developed a unique tool that shows our performance across a range of Key Performance Indicators and compares how we are performing against other London boroughs (or Local Authorities).

The latest version of this tool presents comparative key performance indicator results in an interactive format.

All indicators presented are featured within our Corporate Plan and Corporate Indicator set and have been sourced using the latest available publicly listed data from the online tool, LGInform which is developed by the LGA (Local Government Association).

The tool is best viewed using laptop or desktop based large screen.

How to use the tool

Corporate Indicators for Wandsworth are presented in three views. There is an initial home/guidance page when you open the tool that explains how results are presented. On the subsequent page, this lists the latest available single period result for all indicators by our Directorate and Service area. Select any Indicator and then the tool updates to show:

  1. A table of borough values, with Wandsworth result highlighted relative to where it sits in terms of overall performance, i.e. 1st(best performing) or 32nd (worst performing) out of all London boroughs
  2. On the upper right-hand side of the page a map of results by quartile is displayed for all London boroughs

Top performing quartiles (A) i.e. top eight boroughs of 32, are showed in green. Bottom performing quartiles (D) i.e. bottom eight boroughs of 32, are displayed in red. In between are quartiles C and B. If you hover over any London borough you can see the result for the selected indicator. In addition, the bar chart at the bottom is also interactive and you can also hover over any London borough to see their respective result.

  1. At the bottom right hand corner of the page, the metadata for that indicator is shown. Metadata shows more information about the indicator, such as where the data has been sourced, the data period covered as well as results for Wandsworth, England and London.

There is a 'Reset View' button in blue at the top middle of the page that when pressed will rest the view of indicators back to the default setting, as well as a 'Home Page' view button that will take you back to the home page/guidance page front cover.

Subsequent pages show additional views of the indicator sets, with more data available (up to 10 recent periods, i.e. 2011/12 to 2021/22, or 10 recent quarters etc). You can compare multiple periods, or multiple boroughs over all available time periods. Guidance is given on each additional page.

For any comments or further support, contact the Corporate Programmes and Performance Team.

View the data

How do we spend your money?

Alongside the Council's budget, we publish the details of everything we spend over £500 month by month.

We publish the full salaries of all our senior officers, a detailed staff structure chart, and the allowances paid to elected members (Councillors).

We publish our contracts register which shows all contracts held between the Council and vendors with a value of £25,000 or more.

See Open data and transparency for more information.

What do our residents say?

We regularly seek the views of residents on how satisfied they are about the services we deliver. The latest residents' survey conducted in 2019 showed that 85% of people are satisfied with the way the Council is running the local area. The next survey is due to be conducted in 2021.