The latest transparency open data can be found on our open data platform. Software developers can now also view this data as linked data on the open data platform.
What is open data?
The idea of open data is that non-personal information held by government and local councils should be freely available for anyone to use.
We want to make our data available for the benefit of everyone, so that:
- we increase the transparency and accountability of what we do
- you can re-use, remix and share the data in new and interesting ways
- you can use the data to create useful applications and websites
What data is available?
The open data currently available from us is listed below. Over time we will be making more information available for you to re-use and share. If you have ideas for other data that you think would be useful to be available, do let us know by clicking on the feedback link at the bottom of the page.
- Transparency data
- More open data available from us
- Data from elsewhere
- Who can use the data?
- What can I do with the data?
Open data for developers
Developers can access our open data as linked data on our dedicated open data website for developers.
We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services provided. As part of this commitment we publish the following relevant data to increase democratic accountability and to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.
Anyone can use our data. You don't have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to agree to the terms of the Open Government License for public sector information.
- Expenditure exceeding pounds 500
- Government Procurement Card Transactions
- Details of invitations to tender with a value that exceeds £5,000, and details of contracts that exceed £5,000
- Details of all grants to voluntary community and social enterprise organisations, etc.
- Audit open data - information on our counter fraud work
Highways and Transport - Parking
- Income and expenditure and Parking account and how any surplus has been spent
- On and Off Street PCN's issued in Surrey 2013-14
HR and OD
- Trade Union Facility time - SCC
- Trade Union Facility time - Fire & Rescue
- Organisation Chart (covering staff in top three levels of the organisation)
- Senior Salaries
- Named Senior Salaries
- Pay multiple
The Gifts & Hospitality register 2015-16 (PDF) can also be viewed.
More data available from us
(Available under the Open Government Licence)
Surrey-i, the county's local information and data website brings together a huge, organised collection of data sets, information graphics, maps, local profiles, reports, needs analyses, statistics and analytical tools to form a whole picture of the county's population, economy and public services. For example, the following are some of the data sets and resources that are available for you to access, analyse, download and reuse.
- 2011 Census data
- Latest population estimates and projections
- Data and resources on the economy
- Data and resources on health and well-being
- Infographic snapshots
Data from elsewhere
- Openly Local - lists councils in the UK who have made open data available for use
- data.gov.uk - contains over 3000 data sets from the Government and local authorities.
- Open data from Elmbridge Borough Council
- Open data from Surrey Heath Borough Council
- Open data from Tandridge District Council
You'll need to check the terms and conditions on each site as not all of them will release their data under the same conditions as the Open Government Licence.
Who can use the data?
Anyone can use our data listed with only a few restrictions. You don't have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information.
In short, this allows you to copy, publish, distribute and adapt the data (including commercially). If you use the data, you should acknowledge us as the source and provide a link to the licence. You must not use the data in a way that suggests any official status nor that we endorse you or your use of the data. Your use of the data must not be misleading nor misrepresentative and you must comply with the Data Protection Act 2008 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.
The terms of the licence are compatible with any Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. This means you can mix our data with any Creative Commons licensed material to create a derivative work that can be distributed under any Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence.
If you develop applications with the data, we'd appreciate it if you would follow the data.gov.uk code of conduct.
What can I do with the data?
You are free to choose how you use the data. For example:
- You may just want to examine the data to get a better understanding of local issues or of how we work.
- You could republish the data on your blog or website.
- If you are a software or web developer, you could use the data as part of a web application or mashup.
Much of the data is provided in its raw state so we are really interested in seeing you take it and turn it into online applications, websites or mobile apps that people will find useful.
If you use the data in a clever or interesting way, let us know - we'd love to highlight what you have done here.