Understanding Observation Pages

This guide describes how to understand the observation pages on MHCLG Open Data. e.g: this observation.

Data tab

On an individual observation, the data tab shows the observed value, as well as the dimensions that have been locked to get to that value.

Charts tab

If the observation is part of a time-series, then this will show a line chart showing values over time, and a bar chart of the other dimensions' values. From here, it is possible to jump to other observations in the time-series.

API tab

The API tab shows all the detail necessary to understand the observation value - the area it relates to, the time period, the measure type, units etc. All of this information is presented in the tab in both human-readable and machine-readable forms. This is especially useful for if you want to run a SPARQL query.

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