Finding data

Find data freely available on the internet or through University of Edinburgh subscriptions. You can re-use this data in your own study, research, or teaching. Browse by title, region, data publisher or subject category

By subject category

Agriculture and Rural Studies

field of wheat

Agricultural and fisheries censuses and surveys.

Image credit IMWIC CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Educational Outcomes and Institutions

children hands and cubes with letters

Educational systems; indicators and comparisons.

Image credit sciencesque CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Elections and Public Opinion

checklist with a tick, one task done

Electoral systems and processes; voting patterns.

Image credit Daniel Kulinski CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Finance and Markets

blue frottage of coins

Annual reports and company accounts; stock exchange and banking analysis; current and historical global information.

Image credit penguincakes CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Geo-spatial and the Environment

satellite image of Italy at night

Current and historical maps; earth sciences.

Image credit NASA's MSFC CC BY-NC 2.0

Health and Nutrition

beans for sale in a market in Rwanda

Health indicators, determinants and rankings; healthcare systems and decision-making.

Image credit CIAT CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

History and Culture

Scottish Parliament and blue sky

Historic censuses, surveys, directories, archives and atlases; educational multimedia resources.

Image credit FireFawkes CC BY-NC 2.0

Housing, Migration and Transport

visual miniaturisation of real houses

Housing conditions; homelessness; neighbourhood characteristics; refugees and political asylum; travel trends; road casualties.

Image credit Sarah Macmillan CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

National and International Indicators

person silhouette in front of data drawing

Macro-level time series (finance, trade, economy, energy, climate, education, health, wealth, poverty, social security, welfare).

Image credit Open Data Institute Knowledge CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Population and Area Statistics

coloured-coded ping-pong balls with demographics

Censuses; demography; migration.

Image credit Kevin D. Clarke CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Social Attitudes and Behaviour

protest march in London

Public opinion; constitutional change; lifestyle; crime and justice.

Image credit Loz Pycock CC BY-SA 2.0

Socio-economic Studies

Scrabble letters forming words associated with the job market

Social change; living conditions; employment.

Image credit Flazingo Photos CC BY-SA 2.0