A selection of images representing communities.
As of 30 November 2011, the Department has closed the Places Database and the following analytical views:
All data in these views is available from alternative, public sources.
Data from the English Indices of Deprivation 2010 provides downloads of:
We have prepared a list of data that was previously available in the Housing and Planning view, with links to the latest (as at 30 November 2011) alternative source (see download below). More up-to-date data on Housing, Planning and other topics is also available in the statistics section.
You can also discover and explore statistics for different themes and localities via the Office of National Statistics' new Local Profiles Service (external link)
As part of its drive to be a fully open, transparent organisation, the Department remains committed to routinely releasing data that is accessible to and re-usable by range of audiences, for many different purposes. This is in line with the Government's drive for open data (external link) and related commitments in DCLG's business plan.
Our future strategy is to move progressively to offer data in open, standardised formats. Our work here will be:
Our first step has been to offer the English Indices of Deprivation in a fully open, LinkedData compliant form. This is currently available via our trial Open Data Communities site (external link) with a demonstration application published at 2010 Index of Deprivation demo (external link). Please note that these sites are prototypes, developed at zero cost to DCLG. They are designed to help the Department test, understand and plan the progressive move to routinely publishing data that is openly accessible, and actively used in a range of scenarios.
Our current plans involve working with a broader range of open data experts and software developers/innovators, to extend the range of data offered in this way. We are working towards offering - by end-March 2012 - a selection of statistics on Housing, Planning and other departmental outputs in a similar open, re-usable form.
Alongside that, we are hoping to build relationships with the external software developer and innovator community. Our aim is to encourage development of new applications which illustrate innovative uses of DCLG's data outputs, and the wider potential of open data.
Further information on DCLG's public datasets is also available on data.gov.uk (external link).
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