What is a data-only release?

A data-only release is a dataset page that contains a downloadable spreadsheet or a customisable dataset. See the following examples:

If you publish a bulletin or headline release and are thinking about making it data only, you should consider:

  • whether users rely on the supporting content in a bulletin or headline release, and how they will be affected if that ends
  • the implications of users using the data without easy access to caveats, strengths and limitations
  • whether you might need to regularly include information or analysis that helps users understand the data