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What is it?

The API allows anyone to view and download open data about local areas, such as demographic details and performance data. It's been built to support both amateur and professional developers, and can help you deliver information services that matter. It's free for the first 500 MB but developers can subscribe to extend their limit, and the limit for subscribing local authorities is larger. 

What can I use the API for?

  • Enrich apps with data about local places and people.
  • Create a community dashboard for your local council.
  • Target segmented customers based on government-sourced data.
  • Power GIS tools with neighbourhoods and meaningful geographies.
  • And much more!

Who has used it?

A wide variety of groups, from a group of individuals looking at lifestyle-based living in London to the Local Government Association, where it's used to power their nationwide local govenment performance information service, LG Inform.

Watch the videos from our launch.

What do I need?

Register with LG Inform Plus, if you haven't already done so.  Then request security keys, which are assigned instantly to you. These keys are for your own private use.  Let us know if you want one for your whole organisation.

I need help!

We've a full list of supporting material available on our help site.