Data Sources


This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all data sources, as that would be impossible to put on a page. However, it should give you a starting point and might spark a few ideas.

United Kingdom

  • Bank of England — The UK’s central bank.
  • British Film Institute — Research data and market intelligence on the UK film industry and other screen sectors.
  • Civil Aviation Authority — Aviation data, statistics and reports.
  • Companies House — Downloadable data snapshot containing basic company data of live companies on the Companies House register. Also available as an API.
  • Energy Performance of Buildings — The official place for all Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Air Conditioning Inspection Reports (ACIRs).
  • Financial Conduct Authority — Official data on financial services firms. See also the register of firms.
  • GOV.UK — Official data from various government sources.
  • Halifax House Price Index — The Halifax House Price Index is the UK’s longest running monthly house price series with data covering the whole country going back to January 1983.
  • Higher Education Statistics Agency — Data on all aspects of the UK higher education sector.
  • HM Land Registry — Price paid, transaction and UK House Price Index, updated monthly.
  • House of Lords Register of Interests — Information on any financial or non-financial benefit received by a Member of the Lords.
  • House of Commons Library — Information and analysis on legislation, policy areas and topical issues.
  • Meta Ad Library — Search all of the ads currently running across Meta technologies, primarily used for Facebook.
  • National River Flow Archive — The UK’s official record of river flow data.
  • NHS Digital — The statutory custodian for health and care data for England.
  • Nomis — Statistics related to population, society and the labour market at national, regional and local levels.
  • Ofcom — The regulator for communications services, including broadband, home phone, mobile services, TV and radio.
  • Ofgem — Great Britain’s independent energy regulator.
  • Office for Budget Responsibility — The OBR produces a variety of publications in pursuit of its duty to examine and report on the sustainability of the public finances.
  • Office for National Statistics — The UK official statistics body.
  • Office for Students — Data-driven analysis and essential evidence on key trends and current issues in English higher education.
  • Office of Rail and Road — Government department responsible for the economic and safety regulation of Britain’s railways, and the economic monitoring of National Highways.
  • Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists — Set up to ensure transparency in the work of consultant lobbyists and their engagement with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on behalf of clients.
  • Parliament.uk — A list of open datasets supported by the Parliamentary Digital Service.
  • Police.uk — Open data about crime and policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Register of data protection fee payers — Organisations and people registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Register of charities — Information about registered charities in England and Wales
  • Schools — The Department for Education’s register for several organisation types and where information on other organisations is recorded and maintained.
  • Stat-Xplore — A guided way to explore Department for Work & Pensions benefit statistics, currently holding data relating to a range of different benefits/programmes.
  • UK AIR — Data about air quality and pollution in the UK.
  • UK Finance — Data and analysis of banking and finance industry activity.
  • Universities and Colleges Admissions Service — An independent charity, and the UK’s shared admissions service for higher education.

Other countries

  • 🇦🇺 Australian Bureau of Statistics — Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable information.
  • 🇺🇸 Bureau of Labor Statistics — The principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • 🇮🇪 Central Statistics Office — Ireland’s national statistical office that collects, analyses and makes available statistics about Ireland’s people, society and economy.
  • 🇺🇸 Economic Research Service — Trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America.
  • 🇺🇸 Energy Information Administration — Independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
  • 🇺🇸 New York Fed — Provides the date and time of key economic data releases.
  • 🇨🇦 Statistics Canada — Statistics Canada is the national statistical office of Canada.
  • 🇩🇪 Statistisches Bundesamt — Official data on the society, the economy, the environment and the state of Germany.

International sources

  • 🌍 Bank for International Settlements — Compiled in cooperation with central banks and other national authorities, are designed to inform analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers and global liquidity.
  • 🇪🇺 European Central Bank — Economic research on a wide range of topics in Europe.| Europe|
  • 🇪🇺 Eurostat — The statistical office of the European Union
  • 🌍 Inside Airbnb — A mission driven project that provides data and advocacy about Airbnb’s impact on residential communities.
  • 🌍 International Energy Agency — Intergovernmental organisation, established in 1974, that provides policy recommendations, analysis and data on the entire global energy sector.
  • 🌍 International Monetary Fund — International macroeconomic and financial data.
  • 🌍 OECD — Data, policy advice and research on the economy, education, employment, environment, health, tax, trade, GDP, unemployment rate, etc.
  • 🌍 UNdata — A variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies.