Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Education expenditure UK

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This file contains information on government expenditure in education in the UK.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total expenditure (millions)
  • Total expenditure in real terms (millions)
  • Total expenditure as a percentage of GDP
  • Education function
  • Expenditure level
  • Expenditure type
Time period
2015-16 to 2022-23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Financial yearNationalK02000001United KingdomUnder fivesCurrentLocal2932.9810000000002zz
201516Financial yearNationalK02000001United KingdomUnder fivesCapitalLocal84.617999999999995zz
201516Financial yearNationalK02000001United KingdomUnder fivesTotalLocal3017.5990000000002zz
201516Financial yearNationalK02000001United KingdomPrimary educationCurrentLocal24460.966zz
201516Financial yearNationalK02000001United KingdomPrimary educationCapitalLocal2910.4450000000002zz

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
education_functionEducation function
expenditure_levelExpenditure level
expenditure_typeExpenditure type
pt_expenditure_of_gdpTotal expenditure as a percentage of GDP
t_expenditure_millionsTotal expenditure (millions)


  1. In England, secondary education includes expenditure on central government academies which will also cover some schools in primary education.
  2. Totals exclude expenditure for education not definable by level.

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