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GambleAware GB Maps

Using data collected as part of the Annual Great Britain Treatment and Support Survey, GambleAware has worked with Dr Justin van Dijk from University College London to produce maps of Great Britain which show the prevalence of problem gambling severity in each local authority and ward area, as well as usage of and reported demand for treatment and support for gambling harms.

Data

The data used to produce the maps was collected by YouGov as part of the Annual Great Britain Treatment and Support Survey commissioned by GambleAware. GambleAware has worked with Dr Justin van Dijk from University College London who has created three maps of Great Britain showing the following:

  • Map 1 - Gambling prevalence based on PGSI scores at a local authority and ward level.
  • Map 2 - Reported usage of treatment and support for gambling harms at local authority and ward level and reported demand for treatment and support for gambling harms at local authority and ward level (i.e. the treatment and support people say they would like to access).
  • Map 3 - Relative usage and reported demand for treatment and support based on PGSI scores (i.e where there is more or less usage and reported demand for treatment and support based on PGSI categories).

The maps have been created by grouping the data into five equal categories known as quintiles. This means that a scale has been created to show the quintile with the lowest prevalence, usage of, and reported demand for treatment and support through to the quintile with the highest prevalence within each local authority and ward area in England, Scotland and Wales.

The data was collected at the end of 2020 and a note on the data analysis and methodology used can be found here.

How to use the maps

Map 1 – Gambling prevalence based on PGSI scores

Use this map to look at PGSI scores across GB in each PGSI category (0 = non-problem gamblers; 1-2 = low risk gamblers; 3-7 = moderate-risk gamblers; 8+ = problem gamblers) with the option to switch between local authority and ward level.

Click on top right button of the map to select your preferred view (one view at a time).

Choose whether to show location labels (toggle on/off) and / or high built up areas

Click on the top left button to zoom in and out to take a closer look at a specific area (or use the zoom function on your device).

Map 2 – Reported demand for and usage of treatment and support

Use this map to look at reported demand and reported usage of treatment and support in each PGSI category (1-2 = low risk gamblers; 3-7 = moderate-risk gamblers; 8+ = problem gamblers) at either local authority or ward level.

Click on top right button of the map to select your preferred view (one view at a time).

Choose whether to show location labels (toggle on/off) and / or high built up areas

Click on the top left button to zoom in and out to take a closer look at a specific area (or use the zoom function on your device).

Map 3 – Relative usage and reported demand for treatment and support based on PGSI scores

Use this map to look at relative usage and reported demand for treatment and support in each PGSI category (1-2 = low risk gamblers; 3-7 = moderate-risk gamblers; 8+ = problem gamblers) at either local authority or ward level.

Click on top right button of the map to select your preferred view (one view at a time).

Choose whether to show location labels (toggle on/off) and / or high built up areas

Click on the top left button to zoom in and out to take a closer look at a specific area (or use the zoom function on your device).

These maps represent a starting point in understanding some of the differences at ward and local authority level. It is anticipated that they will be useful to national and local public health teams and healthcare commissioners in building their understanding of gambling in their local authority area. Feedback is very welcome via research@gambleaware.org.

Resources

There are a range of other tools and resources available to support organisations in working together to keep people safe from gambling harms:

Resources to support those working with young people include:

  • The Gambling Education Toolkit, produced by Fast Forward
  • Materials produced by the PSHE Association to support gambling education through PSHE teaching in schools
  • Resources produced by Parent Zone on Gaming or Gambling aimed at parents of 8 to 12 year olds, and resources aimed at older children approaching emerging financial independence and their parents called Know the Stakes.

About

All data collected by YouGov on behalf of GambleAware. Maps created by Dr Justin van Dijk from University College London.