National sources of data and research
Catchment data explorer is an Environment Agency resource that helps you explore and download information about the water environment.
data.gov.uk provides a way into the wealth of Government data available for use by the general public.
Gov.uk research and statistics. Searchable database of research and statistics published by the UK Government.
Happy City A UK charity that works with local authorities, organisations and individuals to provide practical pathways to measure, understand and improve wellbeing and which and has some innovative online well-being measurement tools
LG Inform. Presents up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority.
Local Authority Interactive Tool (LAIT). An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.
Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) is an organisation supporting researchers in the public sector.
Local Government Association (LGA) acts as the voice of the local government sector. LG Inform presents up-to-date published data about local areas and the performance of councils or fire and rescue authorities.
NHS Digital is a source of a wide range of health and adult social care indicators for England.
Nomis is an ONS (see below) website containing national labour market statistics.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and a source of data and information covering a wide range of demographic, economic and social topics.
Projecting Adult Needs and Service Information (PANSI). Developed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) for use by local authority planners and commissioners of social care provision in England, together with providers. PANSI helps users explore the possible impact that demography and certain conditions may have on populations aged 18 to 64.
Projecting Older People Population Information (POPPI). Developed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) for use by local authority planners and commissioners of social care provision in England, together with providers, POPPI helps users explore the possible impact that demography and certain conditions may have on the over 65 population.
Public Health England provides a wide range of open source data covering the key determinants of health and well-being including public health profiles ('fingertips'). The profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been designed to support Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities
Statistics at Department for Education (DfE). The Department for Education collects data on schools, further and higher education, children and young people to produce official statistics on education and children.
Statistics at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). National and official statistics relating to the environment, rural communities, food, farming and biosecurity.
Statistics at Department of Health and Social Care. Official statistics published by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Statistics at Department for Transport (DfT). Official statistics relating to the transport system in Great Britain.
Statistics at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Published statistics on benefits, pensions, employment programmes, income distribution and other related subjects.
Statistics at Ministry of Defence (MoD). The Ministry of Defence publishes National and Official Statistics on a range of defence related topics.
Statistics at Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). MHCLG publishes statistics relating to deprivation, housing and homelessness, local government finance, planning performance and land use.
Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE). SHAPE is an interactive web-based mapping tool designed to help organisations evaluate the impact changes to services might have on local people, and to identify where best to locate services to meet their needs.