Identifiers for local authorities of various types in England, with links to other coding schemes and links to the areas the authorities are responsible for.
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Includes unitary authorities, district councils, London Borough councils, metropolitan district councils, county councils. Also police, fire, waste, transport and park authorities.
Note that this dataset refers to the councils as organisations, distinct from the geographical areas that they are responsible for.
This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.
Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.
The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://opendatacommunities.org/graph/local-authorities
The metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://opendatacommunities.org/graph/local-authorities/metadata
A breakdown by type of the 1,251 resources in this dataset's data graph.
|Resource type||Number of resources|
|Civil Administrative Authority||448|
|Inner and Outer London||2|
|London Borough Council||33|
|Metropolitan District Council||36|
|National Park Authority||10|
|Regional Park Authority||1|
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|dataset metadata||JSON RDF/XML Turtle N-Triples Atom|