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Open data

​​​​The idea behind open data is that information we hold should be freely available to use and re-mix by the public. It's a movement to make non-personal data:

  • Open so that it can be turned into useful applications .
  • Support transparency and accountability.
  • Make sharing data between public sector partners more efficient.

Access data sets on Open Data

Types of data we publish

We publish financial and other data showing how the council operates. Not all of the data we intend to share is openly available yet, and not all of our openly available data is in the best format yet. But we are working on it and we're committed to sharing as much as we can right now.

You can access the following Rochdale Borough Council data sets online:

  • Article 4 - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Business Rates - this data includes all business properties, with the property description and rateable value. It also identifies liable parties, those receiving rate relief and liability start date.
  • Constitution
  • Contaminated land determined site - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Contract register​
  • Council spending
  • Fraud data
  • Grant register
  • Greenspaces (Unitary Development Plan (UDP) June 2006) - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Invitation to tender
  • Land and property assets - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Parking data
  • Pay Multiple and Pay Policy Statement
  • Payments to councillors
  • Procurement card transactions
  • Public health funerals
  • Purchase order transactions
  • Regeneration areas (UDP June 2006) Rochdale Borough Council
  • Rochdale Borough Council Trade Union Facility Time
  • Social housing asset value
  • Strategic industrial locations (UDP June 2006) - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Town, district and local centre boundaries (UDP June 2006) - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Tree Preservation Orders - Rochdale Borough Council
  • Waste contract
  • Website performance

Licensing Agreement or using our data

The information is made available under the open government licence You are encouraged to use and re-use the information that is available with only a few conditions.
Some data might be removed (known as ‘redaction’). For example, personal information that could identify an individual, or information that is commercially sensitive. We do this to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
We take care to ensure that the data is accurate. However, you should make your own checks before relying on the data.


01706 925505

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​