This is a Beta version of the UK Historical Data repository that is being developed jointly by the Bank of England, ESCoE and the Office for National Statistics. The site is intended to be both a repository of historical UK data and relevant statistical publications, but also a hub that links to other data websites and sources.

Currently only a selection of the intended material has been loaded onto the site. More data volumes will added over the coming weeks and months with additional Excel transcriptions and added functionality. Some datasets are only in PDF form, but these are OCR-ready and we are hoping these will be transcribed into Excel over time. We would especially encourage researchers who do transcribe data from the site to allow us to put these datasets into the repository.

The site is being curated by Sylaja Srinivasan (ESCoE, Bank of England) and Ryland Thomas (ESCoE, Bank of England) and they would welcome feedback on the site ahead of a fuller release later this year. Please email escoeinfo@niesr.ac.uk for information and comments.

The historical economic statistics publications and datasets have been compiled and curated by ESCoE as a best endeavours project based on publicly available information as well as information from our partners. These include the Bank of England and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and many academic colleagues to whom we are extremely grateful. We are also grateful to various rightsholders for their kind permission to republish copyrighted material.

Our partners are not responsible for how the information they have provided has been used in the creation of these items, or in how they have been or may be interpreted. Repository items may report economic figures which are not in line with official statistics. If you wish to obtain official statistics from ONS, please visit their website. Similarly official statistics on the monetary and financial system can be obtained from the Bank of England on their website.

A short video explaining the content of these pages is available here.

Headline Macro Data

Collections of macroeconomic data such as the Bank of England’s Millennium of Data spreadsheet
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National Accounts

Historical national accounts data stretching back to 1086
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Industry and the Supply Side

Historical data on input-output and supply-use tables back to 1841
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Costs, Prices and the Labour Market

Data on wages, consumer and producer prices, population and the labour market
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Financial Markets

Data on interest rates, asset price, exchange rates alongside financial accounts and balance sheets
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Money, Banking and Credit

Money, banking and credit statistics, including the Bank of England balance sheet and its operations
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Overseas Trade

Data on the UK’s overseas trade and balance of payments as far back as the C13th
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Fiscal Data

Data on government spending, revenues and public sector debt
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Miscellaneous Sector and Regional Data

Housing market data, energy statistics, agriculture and climate
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