Welcome to the UK Data Service

Trusted access and training to use the UK's largest collection of economic, social and population data for research and teaching

Key services

Ageing, COVID-19, crime, economics education, environment and energy, ethnicity, food, health housing, information and communication, labour, politics or poverty.

Understand survey, longitudinal and aggregate data through on-demand training modules in our new Learning hub.

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Learning hub

Visit our free training resources and on-demand webinars to enhance your data knowledge and support social science teaching.

Latest news

The following new datasets have been released: SN 8852 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Household Dataset, April – June, 2021 SN 8855 Annual Population Survey Three-Year Pooled Dataset, January 2018 – December 2020 The following new editions have been released: SN 8809 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Household Dataset, January – March, 2021 SN 8784 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Household Dataset, […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences We are seeking to appoint an IT Systems Officer to join the Technical Services directorate. The section provides support for the critical needs of the other divisions in the UK Data Archive, by installing, commissioning, configuring, developing, maintaining and updating internal and external systems which […]

The annual UK Data Service Dissertation Award has been launched for the 2021-22 academic year. The award recognises outstanding undergraduate social science dissertations that include excellent reuse of data. Undergraduate students are welcome to use the UK Data Service. Before registering, you can browse through our catalogue, which can be filtered by thematic category (such […]

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Impact case studies

Find out how data from the UK Data Service collection are used to inform research, influence policy and develop skills.
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