Open data


Wherever possible, Ofcom makes available to the public the data it collects and creates, following open data principles. This portal brings together these all these datasets in one place, to make them easy to find.

Open data is data that anyone can access, use or share.

Ofcom’s open data is a mix of data from or about the companies we regulate in the communications sector, and the citizens and consumers who use them. We also use and release other data which is not open.

All of the data available on our website and on other portals is subject to a licence.

Where we can make the data available on an open basis, we use the Open Government Licence, which gives users various freedoms about how they choose to use the data, subject to some conditions.

In some cases we have made data available but have with limitations on how it can be used; for example, where some or all of that data is owned by a third party. In these cases we set out in the licence on exactly what basis you can use the data.

This portal includes links to all of our datasets which are available with an Open Data licence. See “Ofcom's open data” links below.

These data sets are also available on the main pages for their parent document, e.g. the Connected Nations 2015 report and the Consumer Experience Report 2016.

You can also find them on the data.gov.uk portal, alongside data sets from all central government departments and many other public sector bodies and local authorities.

We are still developing and building our approach to releasing open data. If you have any comments about this portal or our approach in general, please contact us at open.data@ofcom.org.uk.

If you have comments or queries about a specific dataset available on this page please email open.data@ofcom.org.uk, clearly setting out the exact dataset you are referring to and being as clear as possible about your question. Please include direct links where relevant.


Ofcom's open data

Broadcast radio transmitters: technical parameters

MF Data CSV, 148.3 KB

VHF Data CSV, 719.6 KB

DAB Data CSV, 688.7 KB

Viewers' experience of television reception

2016 data CSV, 203.5 KB

Consumer issues survey - experience of nuisance calls

Consumer issues survey - experience of nuisance calls, March 2016 CSV, 215.9 KB

Media tracker

Media tracker 2015 CSV, 1.6 MB

Business postal tracker

Business postal tracker 2015 CSV, 6.8 MB

Residential postal tracker

Q3 2014 to Q2 2015 data table CSV, 3.7 MB

Switching tracker

Q3 2014 to Q2 2015 data tables CSV, 1.8 MB

PSB tracker

2015 data CSV, 2.1 MB

2014 data CSV, 11.7 MB

News consumption in the UK

Data tables 2015

Technology tracker

2016

Ofcom Technology Tracker Half 2 2016 CSV, 1.3 MB

Ofcom Technology Tracker Half 1 2016 CSV, 1.5 MB

2015

Technology tracker wave 1 2015 (Excluding questions QB1-QB5) CSV, 1.7 MB

Data tables - Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2015 (questions QB1-QB5) CSV, 1.7 MB

Ofcom technology tracker data tables, wave 2 2015 CSV, 1.2 MB

2014

Data tables CSV, 741.1 KB

Respondent-level, row-by-row data CSV, 3.0 MB

Ofcom technology tracker data tables wave 1 2014 CSV, 1.7 MB

W1 2014 technology tracker respondent level, row by row data CSV, 5.2 MB

Data tables (SPSS)

Main set CSV, 1.2 MB

Row by row CSV, 14.3 MB

Subset CSV, 506.3 KB

2013

Technology tracker data tables wave 3 2012 CSV, 707.5 KB

Technology tracker data tables wave 3 2012 subset PDF, 1.3 MB

Technology tracker data tables wave 2 2013 CSV, 756.0 KB

Technology tracker data tables wave 2 2013 subset CSV, 461.6 KB

2012

Ofcom technology tracker wave 2 2012 data tables CSV, 644.9 KB

Ofcom technology tracker wave 2 2012 subset CSV, 400.1 KB

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2012 data tables CSV, 852.4 KB

Q3 technology tracker wave 1 2012 subset CSV, 716.8 KB

Ofcom technology tracker wave 3 2011 data tables CSV, 809.2 KB

Q3 technology tracker wave 3 2011 subset  CSV, 809.2 KB

2011

Q2 technology tracker wave 2 2011 CSV, 560.1 KB

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 main set (CSV)

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 subset (CSV)

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 England (CSV)

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 Wales (CSV)

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 Scotland (CSV)

Ofcom technology tracker wave 1 2011 Northern Ireland (CSV)