A list of data sources where you can search and browse public data. Please help build this resource by adding your suggestions in the comments. Credit to Gavin Wray for helping put this list together.
Acts as a gateway and index of national statistics. Search or browse by topic.
Provides access to higher education data sets with statistics covering topics such as ‘Subject of Study’, ‘Qualifications’, ‘Disability’ and ‘Ethnicity’.
- Local Government
Publications published by Local Government. Search or browse by topic.
- Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Access to economic and statistical publications produced by BIS, data provided as pdf, .doc and .xls
Easy beginners wizard for querying data from a specific area. Provides data on population, employment, benefit claims etc.
- West Midlands Regional Observatory
Research, reports and data released by the observatory, browsable by topic.
A prime example of what can be accomplished with public data, and in doing so providing a nice resource for others.
- Rewired State : API’s
A great list of data sources, some API’s but many which require download.
- Show Us A Better Way
Information and specific instructions on how to get hold of public data including the Royal Mail’s Postcode PAF, Neighbourhood Statistics from the ONS, Health care information, from NHS Choices and a few more.
- Open Economics Datasets
A nice resource of user submitted data sets available in their raw format. The data sets all in relation to economics ranges from Bank of England Interest Rate to Hard Drive Capacities and Costs.