Dataset titles and summaries

Dataset titles

Dataset titles should describe what the dataset contains. They should:

  • be frontloaded (with the most important information first)
  • be short – aim for 60 characters including spaces
  • not include acronyms – put these in the keywords
  • not include the word “dataset”

If you have one dataset, use the same title as the publication (but without the data period) for consistency.

The Public sector employment, UK: June 2020 bulletin is published with the Public sector employment dataset.

If you have multiple datasets, make sure the titles are clear and concise so that users can easily distinguish between them.

The Baby names in England and Wales: 2019 bulletin is published with the following datasets:

Dataset summaries

The “About this dataset” section of a dataset page provides users with a brief summary of what they can expect to find in the Excel downloads.

This summary should be clear, concise and frontloaded. It should contain the geographical coverage (if it is not already in the title) and the frequency of the data (for example, annual, quarterly, monthly).

Annual burglary data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). Data include when incidents happened, information about offenders, the victim’s perception of the incident, and what items were stolen.