Busy high street Glasgow
While footfall has recovered in some UK high streets, others are still lagging behind pre-pandemic levels

6 data tools to track your area’s recovery

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Karl Tomusk

Coming out of the depths of the pandemic, our towns and cities have started to bounce back – but the level of recovery has varied from place to place.

Whether people are heading back to the office or going to the cinema again depends on local circumstances, which can have a significant impact on decision-making for those in property.

PlaceTech rounds up six data dashboards from across the globe to help you visualise footfall, economic activity and other metrics in the places that matter to you and your business.


UK high streets

Centre For Cities High Street Recovery

Name | High Streets Recovery Tracker

Creator | Centre for Cities

Locations covered | 63 cities and large towns across the UK

Notable features

  • Top and bottom 10 changes in high street footfall and spend compared to pre-lockdown levels
  • Metrics for overall recovery, spend, number of city centre workers, weekend activity and night-time activity
  • Ability to select and filter places to compare across a number of metrics

Last updated | 11 August 2021

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European recovery

Eurostat Recovery Tracker

Name | European Statistical Recovery Dashboard

Creator | Eurostat

Locations covered | European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland

Notable features

  • Interactive charts to compare countries or groups of countries across a wide range of metrics
  • Economic data (GDP, inflation, electricity consumption, government debt, etc.)
  • Business data (retail trade, tourism, imports/exports, bankruptcy declarations, etc.)
  • People and work data (excess mortality, unemployment, air quality, etc.)

Last updated | August 2021

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US retail and tourism

Placer Ai Recovery Tracker

Name | Covid-19 Recovery Dashboard

Creator | Placer.ai

Locations covered | US states, counties, cities, zip codes and business improvement districts

Notable features

  • Covers retail and domestic tourism recovery (workplace recovery data in development)
  • Interactive heat map and time series
  • Weekly and monthly reports
  • Retail recovery data by type (fashion, food, leisure, etc.)

Last updated: 18 August 2021

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US metro recovery

Brookings Metro Recovery Tracker

Name | Metro Recovery Index

Creator | Brookings Institution

Locations covered | 192 metro areas with populations of at least 250,000

Notable features

  • Real estate metrics (listings, listing price, commercial vacancies)
  • Labour market and economic activity data (jobs, employment, small business hours, etc.)
  • Side-by-side comparisons of all metro areas (filtered by size)
  • Detailed labour, economic and real estate for each metro area

Last updated | May 2021

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Global mobilityGoogle Mobility Trends

Name | Covid-19 Community Mobility Reports

Creator | Google

Locations covered | Global (granularity depends on location)

Notable features

  • Tracks changes in footfall in several areas: retail, grocery/pharmacy, parks, public transport, workplaces, homes
  • Data available either as a PDF or as a spreadsheet

Last updated | 19 August 2021

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Global economy

Deloitte Recovery Tracker

Name | Deloitte Covid-19 Economics Monitor

Creator | Deloitte

Locations covered | A mix of countries (with a focus on UK statistics)

Notable features

  • A range of largely economic and financial metrics (consumer confidence, inflation, GDP, job adverts, profit margins, etc.) and forecasts
  • Covid statistics (cases, vaccinations, hospitalisations)
  • Climate change data: emissions, temperature, electricity sources

Last updated | 18 August 2021

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