5* Data – which ‘concepts’ commonly recur in local public service data

Local public service data will commonly contain the same ‘concept’.  Here we list common concepts, and then provide a page for each to suggest how they should be treated when publishing 5* data.

Please use the form at the end of the page to suggest new concepts that we should add to the list.

Please use the page for each concept to suggest how we should treat that concept.

Concept Definition examples of sub-concepts in local public service data
Service

a public service is the capacity to carry out a procedure and exists whether it is used or not.

  • Public Service
Location

The terms location and place in geography are used to notice and or identify a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere. The term ‘location’ generally implies a higher degree of certainty than “place” which often has an ambiguous boundary relying more on human/social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry.

  • Point
  • Area
  • Administrative Geography
  • Locality
  • Neighborhood
Organisation

An organisation is a social entity that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment.

  • Public Sector Body
  • Local Authority
  • Business
  • Charity
Time

Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

  • Instant
  • Period
  • Duration
  • Financial Year
  • Quarter
Plan

… list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective.

  • Strategy
  • Budget
Objective

… something that one’s efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish.

  • Smart Objective
  • Goal
Community

… Community usually refers to a social unit. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

  • Residents
  • Low Income Families
  • Long-Term Unemployed
  • The Tourism Industry
Metric

… an analytical measurement intended to quantify the state of a system

  • Service Performance
  • Size of Community
  • Measurement of Wellbeing
Resource

…A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable.

  • Revenue
  • Capital
  • Staff
  • Assets
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