Data Contribution

La vs Datasets Example

What is the contribution matrix?

Registered data custodians and providers for every local authority (and the two national parks) provide regular data for our selected datasets via the Upload Data page. The matrix above shows which local authorities have contributed what for each dataset. This might be:

  • a "data" or "no data" contribution (green),
  • no information or data (red),
  • a response suggesting that there is no intention to collect such data at this time (yellow)

It takes time and resource to process each set of data. So we only publish a new version of each national dataset at specific points in the year (in one of our quarterly publication months). As a result, the datasets shown in the Data Preview map will always contain slightly different content to what has been uploaded and highlighted in the contribution matrix.