Welcome to the data cart tool, a powerful and easy-to-use way to make your own data carts and combinations of our data. If you've ever shopped online, you'll be comfortable with how it works:
You'll find three kinds of data on this site: files, linked datasets and atlas 'features' (these are things related to a place: geographic areas or organisations). Files can be downloaded in the regular way - the data cart tool is for linked datasets and for atlas features.
Building up a data cart you'll need to add both rows and columns. What you'll end up with is a spreadsheet which cross references statistics (columns) against places (rows).
The columns are slices of linked data. It's easy to add these to your cart as follows:
Notice that you can add multiple columns of data from the same spreadsheet view, or you can navigate to other spreadsheet views of the same dataset and add columns of those, _or_ you can navigate to any other dataset and add columns from its spreadsheets. This is the power of the cart: to bring together data from anywhere across the site.
The rows in your data cart are areas or organisations. Adding these is just as straightforward: use the 'Add to Cart' buttons in the Atlas section
Now you can add data and areas to your saved data cart, you know everything you need to build your own custom downloads.
Once you've saved your data cart, you'll see that it changes in several ways:
Pro tip: because you can add all the rows and all the columns separately and with a single click, one use for data carts is to save, for example, a 'geographical areas only' cart with regions you frequently work with. Bookmark this, and then in future whenever you need to load up the areas, they're only a click away.
I can't find the data cart tool
My work from yesterday has disappeared
Your data cart is emptied when you close your browser, or if your session is inactive for a long period of time. Remember to save your cart before closing your browser.
There are gaps in my data cart
We don't hold data for every possible combination of geography and statistics - for instance, particular information may not be available at all geographic levels. Your cart output shows everything that we have in our datastore, but it's very likely that you may see 'gaps' where no data were available.
What's the licence?
This is an important question, and one which you must consider if you plan to re-use the data. Most but not all of the data on this site are provided under open licences, but the cart allows you to combine data in many ways, and it is your responsibility to verify the licence of the data you use.