Country Profile

58
ODIN SCORE
United Kingdom
65th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
53 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
62 OPENNESS SCORE
OUT OF 100

Summary of Results

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures how complete a country’s statistical offerings are and whether their data meet international standards of openness. United Kingdom ranks 65th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 58. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 53 and a data openness subscore of 62.

The following tables show the coverage and openness scores for each data category. For more detailed information, view the Coverage and Openness tabs.

Rankings

Coverage Openness Overall
Global
OUT OF 187
65th 60th 65th
Northern Europe
OUT OF 10
8th 9th 9th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 100 80 90
Education facilities 60 80 70
Education outcomes 30 80 55
Health facilities 30 80 55
Health outcomes 0 0 0
Reproductive health 50 70 60
Food security & nutrition 0 0 0
Gender statistics 40 70 55
Crime & justice 0 0 0
Poverty & income 70 70 70
Social Statistics subscore 39 53 46
National accounts 75 80 78
Labor 60 70 65
Price indexes 75 90 83
Government finance 75 90 83
Money & banking 0 0 0
International trade 100 90 94
Balance of payments 100 90 94
Economic Statistics subscore 69 73 71
Agriculture & Land Use 60 80 70
Resource use 63 80 72
Energy 100 70 81
Pollution 75 70 72
Built environment 0 0 0
Environment subscore 55 60 58
All Categories 53 62 58
Last updated: July 21, 2021

Coverage

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses coverage based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, coverage scores are based on the availability of indicators and disaggregations published, how many observations are available over the last 10 years, and if national and subnational data exist.

Indicators Not Published

Indicators are considered not published when no qualifying and disaggregated data are found. Not all indicators are required for full credit in every category.

35%
Number of Categories That Score 0

Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score. For most categories, the minimum amount of data is one indicator. There are 22 categories.

5
Indicators Lacking Sex Disaggregation

Sex- disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities.

48%

Coverage Element Scores, 2020

Click to see a description of each coverage element. Scoring criteria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the coverage element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Indicators and Disaggregation
This coverage element measures how many indicators and disaggregations are published within a category. In each category, all other coverage elements cannot score higher than this element so that coverage scores are not inflated by only a few datasets.
Data Available the Last 5 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 5 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
Data Available the Last 10 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 10 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
First Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the first administrative level within each category. First administrative levels are defined by the ISO 3166-2 standard and adjusted for country practices. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published data at this level. (See exemptions here.)
Second Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the second administrative level within each category. Second administrative levels are not defined and any further division of first administrative levels are accepted. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published at this level. (See exemptions here.)

Openness

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses openness based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, openness scores are based on the format and licensing of the datasets, the comprehensiveness of metadata, and what download options exist.

Data License/Terms of Use

The licensing or terms of use that govern the use and reuse of data assessed in ODIN are classified as Open, Some Restrictions, Not Open or Not Available (if no license is found). Below is licensing information for data from the national statistics office on their website and most prominent data portal, if applicable.

NSO Website

Office of National Statistics

Open
NSO Data Portal

Nomis

Open

Openness Element Scores, 2020

Click to see description of each openness element. Scoring critieria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the openness element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Machine Readability
This openness element measures whether data are made available in machine readable formats. Machine readable file formats allow users to easily process data using a computer. Common machine readable formats include XLS, XLSX, CSV, and JSON files.
Nonproprietary Format
This openness element measures whether data are made available in nonproprietary formats. Nonproprietary file formats are important because they allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. Common nonproprietary formats include PDF, HTML, XLSX, DOCX, CSV, and JSON files.
Metadata Availability
This openness element measures whether metadata are available for the published indicators. Metadata must be located in or near the data file or on a designated metadata section of the website. ODIN looks for three aspects of metadata: (1) definition of indicator; (2) date of upload; and (3) Source agency.
Download Options
This openness element measures whether download options are available. ODIN looks for three download options: (1) bulk download (at the indicator level), (2) API, and (3) user-select download (custom downloads). Options 2 and 3 are interchangeable for scoring purposes.
Terms of Use or Data License
This openness element measures whether data are made available under an open license. Open licenses must allow the use, reuse, and sharing or adaption of data for commercial and noncommercial use without any obligation other than attribution, per the Open Definition. Licenses prohibiting commercial use or having two or more additional stipulations are classified as “Not Open”. Licenses with no more than one additional stipulation are classified as “Some Restrictions.” Licenses that do not explicitly state all allowed uses under the Open Definition and do not include restrictive language are also classified as “Some Restrictions.”

ODIN Indicators

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020 assesses data for 65 representative indicators in 22 data categories. The ODIN indicators are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all indicators produced by a country, but rather an indicative sample of the fundamental types of data produced by countries.

The table below shows a list of all ODIN indicators, whether qualifying data were found, and information about the coverage and openness criteria for each dataset. To qualify, a dataset must be published on the NSO website or an official government website linked from the NSO website. It must show national level data, have one of the required categorical disaggregations (if applicable), and present data from the last 10 years.

Not all indicators are required for full credit. More information about this can be found in our Methodology Guide.

ODIN 2020 Indicator List
(1.1) Population data Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
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NOMIS data portal Data downloads > Query data > Population estimates - local authority based by five year age band
(1.2) Birth rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, Marital Status
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK dataset, 2016 Table 1: Summary: Live births (numbers, rates and percentages): administrative area of usual residence of mother, United Kingdom and constituent countries
(1.2) Birth rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, Marital Status
Years - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Birth Characteristics dataset, 2018 Table 1: Summary: Live births (numbers, rates and percentages): area of usual residence, United Kingdom and constituent countries
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Deaths by Area of Usual Residence dataset, 2018 Table 1a-1b: Deaths (numbers and rates) by area of usual residence1 (administrative areas), 2018 registrations, United Kingdom and constituent countries
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 'TABLE 1.1: Number of schools by type of school, 2000/01 and 2012/13 - 2018/19 , TABLE 2.1: Numbers of Higher Education Institutions(1) and Further Education Colleges by type, and full-time academic staff by gender, 2000/01 and 2011/12 - 2017/18
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 'TABLE 1.3: Qualified teachers by type of school and gender, 2000/01 and 2012/13 - 2018/19 , 'TABLE 2.1: Numbers of Higher Education Institutions(1) and Further Education Colleges by type, and full-time academic staff by gender, 2000/01 and 2011/12 - 2017/18
(2.3) Education expenditures Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 'TABLE 4: Education expenditure on services 2012-13 - 2018-19
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Age, School Type
Years - 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 'TABLE 1.2.2: Full-time and part-time pupils by gender, age and school type, 2012/13 - 2018/19
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(3.3) Competency exam results Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2018 TABLE 3.1: GCSE, A level, SQA and vocational qualifications obtained by pupils and students, 2000/01 and 2011/12 - 2016/17
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Facility Type
Years - 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
NHS England NHS Home > Statistics > Statistical work areas > Bed Availability and Occupancy> Beds Time-series 2010-11 onwards (Adjusted for missing data) > Average Daily Available and Occupied Beds Timeseries
(4.3) Health expenditures Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK Health Accounts, 2017 xlsx Table 1: Total current healthcare expenditure by financing scheme, in current prices, 1997 to 2018
(5.1) Immunization rate Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Child mortality (death cohort) tables in England and Wales, 2018 xls Table 2: Live births, stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths under 16: country of occurrence and sex, numbers and rates, 2018
Child mortality (death cohort) tables in England and Wales, 2010 xls Table 2 Live births, stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths under 15: country of occurrence and sex, numbers and rates, 2010
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2016 xls Table 1: Summary: Live births (numbers, rates and percentages): administrative area of usual residence of mother, United Kingdom and constituent countries, 2016
Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2010 xls Table 1a Summary: Live births (numbers, rates and percentages): administrative area of usual residence, United Kingdom and constituent countries, 2010
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
ONS England, Conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 17 Home > People, population and community Births, deaths and marriages Conception and fertility rates > Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18, 2011 to 2019, rates1,2 (conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 17), Quarterly Rates
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Civil service employment by region, responsibility level and gender 2008 to 2018 xls Civil Service employment; by region, responsibility level and gender
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Marriages in England and Wales 2017 xlsx Table 3: Number of men marrying by age and previous marital status, 1846 to 2017 , Table 4: Number of women marrying by age and previous marital status, 1846 to 2017
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.3) Data on prison population Data available
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Population bulletin: weekly 24 April 2020 Population and Capacity Briefing
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Persistent poverty in the UK and EU 2017 xls Table 2. UK and EU average persistent and poverty rates, 2008-2017, percentage total population
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Average household income per decile by region xlsx Mean equivalised household disposable income by decile for all individuals
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
GDP quarterly national accounts time series xlsx Table 1
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls Gross domestic product: expenditure at current prices
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Income Components
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls Gross domestic product: by category of income at current prices
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls Labour market by age group: People by economic activity and age (not seasonally adjusted)
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Occupation, Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
EMP13: Employment by industry Emp 13: All in employment by industry: People (not seasonally adjusted)
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls Labour market by age group: People, men, women, by economic activity and age (not seasonally adjusted)
(13.1) Consumer price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Consumer Price Inflation time series xls Table 1, CPI
(13.2) Producers price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Producer price inflation time series, xls Table 1, PPI
(14.1) Actual revenues Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Revenue Source
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Public Sector Finances time series xls Table 1
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Economic Classification
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Public Sector Finances time series xls Table 1
(15.1) Money supply Data Not Available
Money & banking
(15.2) Interest rates Data Not Available
Money & banking
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK Trade in goods by classification of product by activity time series xls Table 1
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK Trade in goods by classification of product by activity time series xls Table 1


(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type, Environmental Zones
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Chapter 2 - the structure of the industry Table 2.1 Agricultural land use
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK BI2019 Datasheet C1 (xlsx) Extent of UK nationally and internationally important protected areas, 1950 to 2019
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Chapter 7 - crops Table 7.1 Total cereals - Table 7.12a Fresh fruit
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Material flow accounts - Current xlsx Material flows account for the United Kingdom: Domestic extraction, 1992 to 2018
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
UK Natural Capital, 1997 to 2015 xls Natural Capital Monetary Estimates - Annual flow, 1997 - 2015
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Activity Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Material flow accounts - Current xlsx Material flows account for the United Kingdom: Domestic extraction, 1992 to 2018
(19.4) Water consumption Data Not Available
Resource use
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity, Sector
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Energy use: by industry, source and fuel, XLS Energy use by industry group, source and fuel, 1990 to 2017
(20.2) Energy supply Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Supply and use of fuels (ET 1.3 - quarterly) XLS Quarter (Supply): Table 1.3 Supply and use of fuels
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Gas Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Current, xls Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by industry section and group, 1990 to 2017
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Pollutant Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Current, xls Total greenhouse gas1 emissions by industry section and group, 1990 to 2017
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.4) Access to electricity Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data Not Available
Built environment

Recommendations

Every country can improve their open data and ODIN scores can help identify gaps where improvements should be focused. The following recommendations may involve not only the national statistics office, but the entire national statistical system.

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23 ODIN indicators were not published with any of the required disaggregation. ODIN indicators are only a representative sample of the types of data a country should publish and not all indicators below may be relevant to your country. Nonetheless, those that are should be published. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website. See the Methodology Guide for definitions of each indicator.

Missing ODIN Indicator Required Disaggregation
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(15.1) Money supply Money Aggregates
(15.2) Interest rates Rate Type
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type

1 ODIN indicators were not published with sex-disaggregation. Sex-disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no sex-disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website.

ODIN Indicator with no Sex-disaggregation Published
(12.2) Employment distribution

19 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a nonproprietary format. Nonproprietary formats allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. By definition, proprietary formats restrict either the ability to use the information or the ability to share the information. The most common nonproprietary formats used by statistics offices are PDF, XLSX, and CSV. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a nonproprietary format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in proprietary formats Dataset URL File Format
(1.2) Birth rate Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK dataset, 2016 XLS (r);
(1.2) Birth rate Birth Characteristics dataset, 2018 XLS (r)
(1.3) Death rate Deaths by Area of Usual Residence dataset, 2018 XLS (r);
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff NHS England XLS (r)
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Child mortality (death cohort) tables in England and Wales, 2018 xls, Child mortality (death cohort) tables in England and Wales, 2010 xls XLS (r)
(6.4) Fertility rate Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2016 xls, Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2010 xls XLS (r)
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate ONS England, Conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 17 XLS (r)
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Civil service employment by region, responsibility level and gender 2008 to 2018 xls XLS (r);
(10.1) Poverty rate Persistent poverty in the UK and EU 2017 xls XLS (r);
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls XLS (r)
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls XLS (r)
(12.1) Employment rate A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls XLS (r)
(12.2) Employment distribution EMP13: Employment by industry XLS (r)
(12.3) Unemployment rate A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls XLS (r)
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation UK Natural Capital, 1997 to 2015 xls XLS (r);
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy use: by industry, source and fuel, XLS XLS (r);
(20.2) Energy supply Supply and use of fuels (ET 1.3 - quarterly) XLS XLS (r)
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Current, xls XLS (r);
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Current, xls XLS (r);

9 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years with complete metadata. Many metadata standards can be used to meet ODIN criteria for complete metadata. Metadata must include the following three components: 1) Source agency of data, 2) Definition of indicator, and 3) Date that data was uploaded online. Datasets should be published with ample metadata to “aid both discoverability and usability of the data,” according to the Open Data Handbook. Various metadata standards exist that are often used for statistical data, including Dublin Core, Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT), and RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data with incomplete metadata was found.

ODIN Indicator with Incomplete Metadata Dataset URL Metadata Components Not Found
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 Definition
(2.3) Education expenditures Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019 Definition
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Civil service employment by region, responsibility level and gender 2008 to 2018 xls Definition
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Average household income per decile by region xlsx Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Chapter 2 - the structure of the industry Definition
(18.2) Data on protected lands UK BI2019 Datasheet C1 (xlsx) Definition
(18.3) Commondity production Chapter 7 - crops Definition

2 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 3 of the last 5 years. It is important to publish recent data, if they exist, and not only time series data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data for less than 3 of the last 5 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(6.4) Fertility rate None Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2016 xls, Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK, 2010 xls 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None UK Natural Capital, 1997 to 2015 xls 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

28 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data at the subnational geographic level. Disaggregation of indicators at the subnational level is one of the key elements to effectively monitor development of a country and ensure certain groups of people are not left behind. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data was only made available at the national level.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2019
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2018
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type NHS England
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories UK Health Accounts, 2017 xlsx
(8.3) Data on child marriages None Marriages in England and Wales 2017 xlsx
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status Population bulletin: weekly 24 April 2020
(10.1) Poverty rate None Persistent poverty in the UK and EU 2017 xls
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry GDP quarterly national accounts time series xlsx
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components UK quarterly national accounts data tables xls
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex EMP13: Employment by industry
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age A05 NSA: Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by age group (not seasonally adjusted) xls
(13.1) Consumer price index None Consumer Price Inflation time series xls
(13.2) Producers price index None Producer price inflation time series, xls
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source Public Sector Finances time series xls
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification Public Sector Finances time series xls
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status Chapter 2 - the structure of the industry
(18.2) Data on protected lands None UK BI2019 Datasheet C1 (xlsx)
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type Chapter 7 - crops
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None Material flow accounts - Current xlsx
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None UK Natural Capital, 1997 to 2015 xls
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type Material flow accounts - Current xlsx
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type Current, xls
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type Current, xls

Country Context

To understand a country’s commitment to open data, it is important to look at ODIN scores in context. The information below includes assessments of the country’s statistical capacity, links to relevant laws, and comparative measures of the country’s performance on other measures of data coverage, openness, and government transparency.

Statistical Capacity Indicators

The World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. For more information, click the scores below.

Overall Score
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Methodology Subscore
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Source Data Subscore
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Periodicity Subscore
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Scores are only available for low- to middle-income countries.

Legal Framework

Data Commitments

National Data Strategy

National data strategies or National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) provide a country with a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). It presents the statistics office’s priorities for the next 5-10 years.

United Kingdom does not have a national data strategy.

IMF Standards for Data Dissemination

Data dissemination standards enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics, which contributes to sound macroeconomic policies and the efficient functioning of financial markets.

United Kingdom is a SDDS Subscriber

Open Data Charter (ODC)

The ODC is a collaboration between over 100 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of seven principles.

United Kingdom is an adopter of the charter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

United Kingdom has been a member since 2011.

Index Comparison

Click on the index name on the vertical axis to view the country data from the managing organization’s website.

All scores have been converted to a 100 point scale.