Delivering data education does not always have to include data collection. There is a wide range of useful datasets that can support data education in schools.

Useful Datasets for Data in Schools

This resource contains a list of freely available, high quality datasets that can be used in the classroom. Using an existing dataset can offer more flexibility and allow learners to focus on other steps in the PPDAC cycle (Problem Plan Data Analysis Conclusion). In particular it can provide more opportunities for analysis and allow more nuanced conclusions to be drawn.

Some International datasets that may be useful include:

Some datasets organised by curriulum area

Health & Wellbeing

Social Studies/Maths & Numeracy


If you find any other useful datasets for data education in schools please email us and let us know:

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