Sources of local data

Open data sources are free to access and available for anyone to view. This short guide outlines some of the best open data sources and what sort of datasets they publish.

LG Inform

LG Inform presents you with up-to-date published data about the local area and the performance of the council. Whether you're interested in a particular service area, or simply need an overview, it can help you review and compare performance with other authorities.

Neighbourhood Statistics

This is the national statistics portal for local data. It allows you to filter datasets for the local area, including the annual summary of:

  • hours worked, place of work by Local Authority
  • earnings, place of work by Local Authority
  • hours worked, place of residence by Local Authority
  • earnings, place of residence by Local Authority

NOMIS official labour market statistics

Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. It even enables you to view a report for a local area such as a parish, ward, village or town. This includes information on the characteristics of people and households in the area.
 

Office for national statistics

This is the Government's official statistics website, which provides data on:

  • Business, industry and trade;
  • The economy;
  • The employment and labour market;
  • People, population and community.
     

Eurostat

This is the main statistics website for the European Union. It includes comparable indicators for all regions of Europe.

 

This site publishes statistics on energy, climate change, energy efficiency, fuel poverty, building materials, economic performance and employment, innovation and trade union membership.

 

Statistics at the department for environment, food and rural affairs

This site publishes national and official statistics relating to the environment, rural communities, food, farming and biosecurity.

 

Local authority housing data

This collection brings together all documents relating to local authority housing data.

 

UK house price index (land registry)

You can use the search tool to find house price trends in the UK.

 

Ofsted ratings

You can find an Ofsted report for any school in West Sussex through West Sussex County Council's website.