UK Local Authority data - 20 datasets

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Climate Scorecard Data 2022 (all)

Processed and raw data for the 2022 Council Climate Scorecards

Scorecard data (by council group)

Scorecards score information with seperate tables for each council type/group

Local Authority Climate Action Plans Corpus

This includes all the documents we’ve found including Climate Action Plans, Climate strategies, pre plans etc. As well as the PDFs, or HTML pages, of the plans, this includes a CSV file (plans.csv) with details and sources for all the included files, along with information like GSS codes to enable linking to other data.

Climate Action Plans API

API to access information on the plans and climate commitments of local authorites.

Composite GB IMD Index

Composite index that combines three national IMD indexes (Excluding Northern Ireland)

Composite UK IMD Index

Composite index that combines four national IMD indexes

UK local authority emissions data

Transformation of BEIS UK local authority subset data

Local authority climate emergency declarations

Dataset of local authority declarations of a climate emergency with key features flagged

Local authority climate plans metadata

Online location and basic description of contents of LA climate action plans

Local authority net zero commitments

Dataset of net zero promises made by local authorities, including their scope and timeline

Local authority composite distance

This comparison set combines all the other measures into a single list of similar councils. Councils may be highly rated because they are very similar in one degree, or because they are slightly similar across several.

Local authority emissions distance

This comparison set shows councils who have a similar emissions profile to each other. The goal is to try and draw comparisons between similar emissions in similar circumstances. The five different categories in the BEIS dataset are adjusted in different ways, and then councils are positioned on how different they are to each other.

Local authority IMD distance

The similarity between authorities is calculated by the proportion of the population living in high deprivation (1st quintile), medium deprivation (2nd-3rd quintile) and low deprivation (4th and 5th quintile) neighbourhoods. The population density is also used to help distinguish between authorities with very similar profiles of deprivation. The labelling scheme is based on a composite score for the whole local authority. The quintile labels are assigned based on lower-tier population, and county and combined authorities are then slotted into based on their relative score. This UK-wide comparison is based on a [Composite Index of Multiple Deprivation](https://mysociety.github.io/composite_uk_imd) system.

Local authority physical distance

This comparison set shows councils which are geographically close to the selected council.

Local authority RUC distance

The similarity between authorities is calculated by the proportion of the population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. The population density is also used to help distinguish between authorities in entirely urban areas. This UK-wide comparison is based on a [Composite Rural Urban Classification](https://mysociety.github.io/uk_ruc/) system.

MapIt UK

Convert UK postcodes and geographical coordinates to administrative areas. MapIt API access starts at £20/mth, and is free for low-volume non-profit use.

Scotland Climate Emissions Projects

Reformatted version of data published at https://sustainablescotlandnetwork.org/reports

UK Local Authorities (including future)

A dataset that includes current and previous local authorities, as well as some planned but not in force yet

UK Local Authorities (past and current)

A dataset that includes current and some past local authorities

UK Composite Urban Rural Classification (RUC)

UK-wide dataset of the urban/rural nature of small-areas (LSOA/DZ/SOAs)

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