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Overview Regional Databases

This page aims at building a (non-exhaustive) collection of databases featuring productivity- related data for the UK and other countries at the regional, or sub-national level. Its content will be updated periodically.

ONS Regional Productivity Database

For more information on this regional-level dataset and how to use it, we refer to the blog written in its latest release.

ONS Region by Industry labour productivity

Productivity hours, productivity jobs, output per hour, and output per job by UK ITL1 regions (and devolved nations) and industry section. Quarterly Experimental Statistics for the period 1998-2019.

OECD regional productivity

The OECD Regional Database provides a unique set of comparable statistics and indicators on about 2000 regions in 30 countries.

Eurostat regional productivity

EUROSTAT provides a wide range of statistics at different NUTs regional levels for EU-member states and other major countries.

ONS Subnational Indicators Explorer

Compare a local authority and the UK average (median) local authority by indicators such as weekly pay and healthy life expectancy.

You can also add and compare up to three other local authorities.

ONS Quarterly country and regional GDP

Covering economic activity across the UK until the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 (April to June). It covers the nine regions of England plus Wales, with data for Scotland and Northern Ireland provided by the devolved administrations.

OECD municipal productivity

Compare the performance of nearly 300 metropolitan areas in OECD countries on 45 key indicators.

European City Statistics (Urban Audit)

The City Statistics database provides datasets relating to most aspects of the quality of life in cities. The datasets encompass statistical information on individual cities and their commuting zones (the so-called Functional Urban Areas).  The topics covered include demography, housing, health, labour market, education, environment, transport, tourism, etc. Data availability differs from topic to topic and year to year, as the statistics are provided voluntarily. Data are collected for several levels:

  • A City is a local administrative unit (LAU) where most of the population lives in an urban centre of at least 50 000 inhabitants.
  • The Functional Urban Area consists of a city and its commuting zone. (This was formerly known as a larger urban zone (LUZ)).
  • The Greater city approximates the urban centre when this stretches far beyond the administrative city boundaries.

House of Commons Library – Regional and National Economic Indicators

Summary tables providing the latest key economic data for the regions and nations of the UK (GDP growth, GDP per head levels, average earnings levels, etc.) mainly from ONS or government departments. Forecasts of Economic Growth from Oxford Economics.

Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries – House of Commons Library (

House of Commons Library – Average earning by age and region

Summary tables provide data on earnings by gender and age group between 1997 and 2022 and by region between 2002 and 2022.

Rural Productivity and Gross Value Added (GVA) statistics

These statistics allow comparisons between the different rural and urban area classifications. The Rural-Urban Classification is used to distinguish rural and urban areas. The Classification defines areas as rural if they fall outside settlements with more than 10,000 residents. Their geography covers only the English territory.

Model-based early estimates of regional gross value added in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (ESCoE)

Experimental model-based estimates of quarterly regional Gross Value Added (GVA) output for the nine English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.