The Great Britain Historical Database holds most of the ingredients from which Vision of Britain was constructed, and much more besides. Material has been gathered since the late 1970s.

The largest part of GBHDB is statistical, and the data are organised more conventionally than in Vision of Britain, in thousands of columns within hundreds of tables. One consequence is that the actual contents of GBHDB are not accessible via this web site. Academic researchers can use "Great Britain Historical Database" to search for and download copies of most of the tables in GBHDB via the UK Data Service. GBHDB is organised into these parts: