October 23, 2014
Getting started


This site is the UK Department for Communities and Local Government's official Linked Open Data website.

It provides a selection of statistics on a variety of themes including Local Government finance, housing and homelessness, wellbeing, deprivation, and the department's business plan as well as supporting geographical data.

All of the data is available as fully browsable and queryable Linked Data (via a SPARQL 1.1 endpoint), and the majority is free to re-use under the Open Government Licence. Browse the data.

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Making the most of OpenDataCommunities - part 3

Here's another quick example of how to query our service using SPARQL. This example generates a full list of datasets, along with associated folders and date of last update. Results are available in this google sheet, which is generated from a SPARQL query here. [read more]


API version 2.0.3

We provide a number of ways for developers to use our data, including an http resource-based api and a SPARQL 1.1 endpoint. Full developer documentation is available.


Have you tried our Spreadsheet builder?

Build your own custom data tables for your chosen Local Authorities and download in CSV format. Build a custom spreadsheet.

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