External Data Sets
In this page you can find links for datasets that include information relevant for women’s economic status at the local level.
These are publicly-available datasets, usually from national statistics bodies or reputed civil society organisations.
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Employment & Earnings
Information about employment and unemployment levels, hourly, weekly and annual pay, self-employment figures and more on the labour market.
ASHE – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
The main dataset recording earnings for women and men, for different age groups, by type of industry, type of employment and more. Used to calculate the official Gender Pay Gap.
Labour Market Statistics Time series
Monthly updates tracking developments in the labour market. Includes information on employment, unemployment and economic activity rates, as well as redundancies and earnings disaggregated by sex. Data is available at local level and by industry.
Family Resources Survey (for self-employment)
A comprehensive survey that includes demographic information, employment status and more. Very useful for numbers of self-employed people and average earnings for full-time and part-time self-employment. Only national figures.
Poverty & Incomes
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics
Information about total number of people who were put on furlough at different points during the pandemic. Includes information by age group, sex, full-time and part-time furlough, by industry and different local administrative areas (including local authorities and parliamentary constituencies).
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Link for data on the SEISS including number of people who submitted claims to the scheme, average amounts received, take-up rates. Information is disaggregated by sex and available for local areas.
Coram Annual Survey 2021
A comprehensive report that includes information about average childcare costs for nurseries and childminders in English regions, Scotland and Wales, availability of childcare provision for different parents’ patterns of work.
Adult social care statistics in England
Information about adult social care provision in England, including local authority spending.
Violence Against Women & Girls
Sexual offences prevalence and victims’ characteristics (England & Wales)
Percentage of women and men who have been victims of sexual crimes in the past year. Includes prevalence by type of crime, and by different demographic and socio-economic characteristics of victims. Prevalence of sexual offences by English region and Wales.
Domestic abuse prevalence and victims’ characteristics (England & Wales)
Information about prevalence of domestic abuse in England and Wales. Percentage of women and men victims of domestic abuse in the last year, by socio-economic characteristics, type of abuse (partner or other family member), age group, relation to perpetrator. Prevalence of domestic abuse by English region and Wales.
Ethnicity Facts & Figures
Family Resources Survey (for disability)
A comprehensive survey that includes demographic information, employment status and more. Useful for socio-economic and demographic information about disabled people. Only national figures.
Family Resources Survey (for carers)
A comprehensive survey that includes demographic information, employment status and more. Useful for information about unpaid carers. Only national figures.
Labour Market Survey (for country of birth / nationality)
Census 2021 data (first release March 2022, final release March 2023)
ONS local statistics
A list of datasets from public authorities with information at the subnational level.
A very handy platform for labour market information at the local level. The data can be easily accessed and easily customisable according to the users’ specific needs. Useful for immediate comparisons of local authority data with regional and national data.
London Poverty Profile
Information on poverty, living standards, employment and health for the London boroughs. Collated and maintained by Trust for London.
Scotland gov data
Wales gov data
NI admin data
Local authority revenue, expenditure and financing
Information on local authorities’ budgets. Includes sources of financing, revenue and expenditure figures by type.