Open Data

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Information on open data and open datasets. Other publications or datasets may be subject to different rules, licences or re-use requirements.

Open data and open datasets

In line with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, we are committed to being open and transparent. See our open datasets page for a list of current open datasets.

Our Publication Scheme page provides an inventory of data we make publicly available. Open datasets are also published on the national site DATA.gov.uk.

For further information please contact us.

The data we hold is made freely available to allow re-use by the public whenever possible. The aim for the Open Data Initiative is to:

  • Make non-personal data open so that it can be turned into useful applications
  • Support transparency and accountability
  • Make sharing data between public sector partners more efficient

A ‘Dataset’ means a collection of source data (usually presented in a table) in an electronic form where the majority of the data has been obtained to provide us with intelligence on services and/or functions. Datasets generally include raw, original data, with no analysis or interpretation other than relevant calculations. Usually there is no explanatory or comparative data. This would be published alongside the dataset if necessary.

Any of the datasets published in the open data section can be re-used. For example to create apps or link directly to your website. Any re-use of the data sets must be in accordance with the Open Government Licence that explains what you can and cannot do with the data.

Datasets contained in the Publication Scheme may be subject to different re-use licences.

To see the open datasets we publish visit our open datasets page.