Relevant statistics can underpin research projects and service planning. Below is a range of sources that provide statistics relevant to healthcare.

Local Statistics

Data Mill North

The Data Mill now has over 600 published datasets from over 60 publishers across the North of England from private, public, third and academic sectors.

Health Profiles

Health Profiles provides a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England.

Public Health England - Local Health

Local Health contains interactive maps and reports at a small area level.

Leeds Observatory

Leeds Observatory provides key data about Leeds and the people who live here.

Leeds Economy Handbook

The Leeds Economy Handbook provides an overview of key data relating to the Leeds economy. 


Office for National Statistics - Local Statistics

The Office for National Statistics  new local statistics page allows searches for statistics by postcode, local authority, region, parliamentary constituency or other named area.

It also includes features that allow comparisson of local statistics against the rest of the UK and other interactive applications that visualise local statistics.

National and International Statistics

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Resarch UK website contains statistics and information on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, risk factors and local cancer statistics.


Census is a detailed snapshot of the population and its characteristics. is a government search engine of public data.


Eurostat is a source of European Statistics.

Department of Health

Official statistics published by the Department of Health.

Access website here.

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Visualizations

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) aims to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time.

Health & Care Statistics Landscape for England

The English Health Statistics Steering Group have developed this health and social care landscape which provides links to all key official health and social care statistics in a central place. The landscape is intended to help all users find relevant statistics and associated information on specific health topics and cross-cutting themes.

Health & Safety Executive Statistics

HSE provides access to statistics on work-related ill-health, injuries, dangerous occurrences, enforcement and gas safety.


Mortality Profile - Public Health England

The PHE Mortality Profile tool brings together a selection of mortality indicators from other PHE public health profiles, in order to make it easier to assess outcomes across a range of causes of death.

National Patient Safety Data

NHS staff report patient safety incidents via their local risk management systems, or e-forms, to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS).

NHS Digital

NHS Digital publish statistical publications, dashboards and open datasets to enable important insight across health and care, informing national and local decisions. Includes Hospital Episodes Statistics, NHS Workforce statistics

Office for National Statistics

ONS contains statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

Office of Health Economics

OHE contains health statistics and data on population and health trends in the UK, and on the changing finances and structure of the NHS.

PHE Data & Analysis Tools

Data and analysis tools from across Public Health England

Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool

The framework focuses on the two high level outcomes we want to achieve across the public health system and beyond:

1.  Increased healthy life expectancy

2.  Reduced differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities

Public Health Profiles

Public Health Profiles is a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been designed to support JSNA and commissioning to improve health and and reduce inequalities.


Supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, SHAPE is an online, interactive, data mapping, analysis and insight tool.Their product SHAPEplace is free to use for those in the public sector.To access SHAPE fill out their online registration form.

Sources of Statistics: Health

Research briefings on waiting lists, hospital activity, ambulance services, primary care, health screening, social care, personnel, health expenditure and public health.

UK Data Service

UK Data Sets contains social and economic data sets.

UK National Statistics

Gateway to UK national statistics.

World Health Organisation

WHO - a source of world health statistics.


An OpenAthens account gives all NHS staff and learners access to a wide range of online resources.