Open Data

The concept of open data represents a massive evolution of recent years. In this context, access and use are free of rights for users without technical, legal or financial restrictions. It is part of a philosophy of open access to information. However, specific licenses govern the use of this type of data.

This type of data can be used, for instance, in analyses on individual files, contextual data, or for framing survey data.

The website lists the vast majority of open data available. The classification is carried out by theme, then a selection according to various criteria (spatial coverage, temporal coverage...).

Nevertheless, it may be useful to focus on a few themes by listing additional sites:

Demographic domain

  • The history of legal population from 1968 to 2014 is available on the INSEE website
  • Municipal statistics of:
    Births from 2004 to 2015
    Deaths from 2004 to 2015 
  • Departmental statistics of:
    Weddings from 2004 to 2015 
  • The municipal division is available here

Health sector

  • DREES offers a portal dedicated to open data
  • A tool allows to compose customizable data tables from the portal 

A mapping of public health data, dated May 06, 2014 (Attention, legislation is evolving regarding this topic)

Territorial equipment and services sector

  • A number of cities have decided to make a large volume of collected data (databases, cartographic information systems, electronic registers, etc.) freely accessible. For instance Paris, with the Paris-Data website, and Lyon with the GrandLyon website
  • The APUR, the Parisian Urban Planning Workshop, provides a portal in the form of cartographic visualization.
  • At the regional level, the IAU IDF offers a set of datasets for download on the Paris area. The PACA region offers an opendata website 

Economic sector

  • The files available from INSEE are listed here
  • The file INSEE SIRENE, gathering all companies and their establishments is freely downloadable here 

Transport sector

  • The STIF compiles transport data for the Ile de France, along with cartographic applications here
  • SNCF provides its data here