How to Find Datasets by Organisation
DCLG’s open linked data site, OpenDataCommunities, offers a variety of ways to find data. This guide describes how to find an individual dataset by browsing by organisation. Other guides are available for working with data in a dataset once you've found one you're interested in.
As well as being grouped by theme, datasets are grouped by the organisation that is responsible for creating the data, and this is another way to explore the collection of datasets. To browse the data by organisation, go to the explore tab in the toolbar at the top of the homepage.
Select explore By organisation. This will take you to the following page, which lists organisations which provide the data:
Select the organisation you want. In this example we’re looking for data for homelessness acceptances, England, District by ethnicity so select Department for Communities and Local Government.
This will take you to a list of alphabetically ordered datasets from that organisation.
The Homelessness acceptances, England, District by ethnicity is within the list. Note that if we wanted another dataset beginning with a later letter in the alphabet, we’d click Load More Rows to expand the list.
Once we’ve selected our dataset, we’re taken straight to it:
- To browse the data by area, go to the Explore tab in the toolbar at the top of the homepage and select By organisation.
- Select the organisation of interest
- This takes you to a list view of datasets which are ordered alphabetically. Select Load More Rows to expand the list.
- Select the dataset of interest
To continue exploring our datasets, return to opendatacommunities.org