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Description
UK National Statistics Publication Hub
The Publication Hub is the first port of call for all those seeking the latest statistics from government departments in the UK. It is the central website for hosting all first releases of National Statistics.
data.gov.uk
Data.gov.uk is home to national & local data for free re-use. The site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data. As highlighted by the Power of Information Taskforce, this means it needs to be:
  • easy to find;
  • easy to license; and
  • easy to re-use
NOMIS
Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. It includes:
  • Labour market and related population data for local areas from a variety of sources including the Labour Force Survey (LFS), claimant count, Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), New Earnings Survey (NES), and the 1991 and 1981 Censuses of Population.
  • Data from official government sources (mostly National Statistics).
  • The latest published figures and time series data, in some cases back to the 1970s
Neighbourhood Statistics
Run by the Office for National Statistics, the site allows you to find detailed statistics within specific geographic areas, for example in neighbourhood regeneration, or summary reports of local neighbourhoods.

It includes, among others, Access to Services, Community Well-being / Social Environment, Crime and Safety, Economic Deprivation, Education, Skills and Training, Health and Care, Housing, Indices of Deprivation and Classification, People and Society: Income and Lifestyles, People and Society: Population and Migration, Physical Environment, Work Deprivation
ESDS Longitudinal
ESDS Longitudinal is a handy introduction to a number of longitudinal studies. It is a joint venture between the UK Longitudinal Studies Centre(ULSC) and the UK Data Archive that supports the use of a range of the most-widely used UK longitudinal data collections, namely:
  • British Cohort Study (BCS70)
  • British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
  • Families and Children Study (FACS)
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)
  • Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
  • National Child Development Survey (NCDS)
The NHS Information Centre
The NHS Information Centre are England's central, authoritative source of health and social care information for frontline decision makers. They collect, analyse and present national data and statistical information in health and social care.

It includes information on audits and performance, health and lifestyles, hospital care, mental health, population geography and international, primary care, screening, social care, and workforce.
The Health Survey for England
The Health Survey for England (HSE) is a series of annual surveys designed to measure health and health related behaviours in adults and children, in England.
It has a series of core elements that are included every year and special topics that are included in selected years.
  • Core topics include: general health; smoking, drinking and fruit and vegetable consumption; height; weight; blood pressure measurements and blood and saliva samples.
  • Special topics include: cardiovascular disease; physical activity; accidents; lung function measurement and certain blood analytes.
The National Accounts of Well-being
nef's Centre for Well-being measures and analyses personal and social well-being across Europe. The well-being indicators and data presented within it come from the first working model for National Accounts of Well-being which governments can use to measure the well-being of their citizens. It was devised using data from the award-winning cross-national European Social Survey. In 2006/2007, the survey included a detailed module of 50 well-being questions, designed by the University of Cambridge, nef and other partners. This is the most comprehensive and detailed international survey of well-being ever undertaken.
British Crime Survey
The British Crime Survey (BCS) is an important source of information about levels of crime and public attitudes to crime as well as other criminal justice issues. The results play an important role in informing Government policy.
The Census
Contains data from the 2001 census and from previous census back to 1801.
British Household Survey
The British Household Panel Survey began in 1991 and is a multi-purpose study whose unique value resides in the fact that:
  • it follows the same representative sample of individuals – the panel – over a period of years;
  • it is household-based, interviewing every adult member of sampled households;
  • it contains sufficient cases for meaningful analysis of certain groups such as the elderly or lone parent families.
The wave 1 panel consists of some 5,500 households and 10,300 individuals drawn from 250 areas of Great Britain. Additional samples of 1,500 households in each of Scotland and Wales were added to the main sample in 1999, and in 2001 a sample of 2,000 households was added in Northern Ireland, making the panel suitable for UK-wide research.
Floor Targets Interactive
Floor Targets Interactive is a web site that allows users to find and analyse data which is used to measure the performance of different places with respect to key government targets called Floor Targets. This site is intended to service both users in government and academia, and the wider public audience.
Social Services Research Group
The Social Services Research Group (SSRG) is a non-profit making organisation, the purpose of which is to provide a network for research, providing a range of research information, planning and evaluation in social care and health services. SSRG members are drawn from a wide range of professional groups and organisations sharing a common interest in the work of the caring services.
National Pupil Database
The NPD is a pupil level database which matches pupil and school characteristic data to pupil level attainment. PLASC is the key source of data for pupil characteristics. This dataset includes several variables previously unavailable in other datasets including ethnicity, a low-income marker, information on Special Education Needs (SEN), and a history of schools attended.

The NPD contains information on key pupil characteristics. These include several variables previously unavailable in other datasets including ethnicity, a low-income marker, information on Special Education Needs (SEN), and a history of schools attended. Pupils’ Keystage attainment records can also be added from the NPD. Attainment data, but not pupil characteristics are available for non-maintained schools.
Data for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration
This website identifies and signposts the datasets available for targeting, monitoring, priority setting and performance management at a neighbourhood level.
Note that this website does not hold the actual datasets, instead linking to other websites from which the data is available.
Data Hub
The Hub provides a secure, one-stop data interchange for central government departments and local strategic partnerships to help with collating and monitoring of national indicators, including local area agreement priorities. It ensures that local authorities have the information they need to gauge their performance against the indicators and stores all the information in one place for easy access.