Welcome to the UK Data Service

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

Latest highlights

Service value, training and impact for public benefit during the extraordinary period from April 2020 to March 2022.

Are you an undergraduate student using data from the UK Data Service in your dissertation this year? If so, consider entering your dissertation for the UK Data Service Dissertation Award.

To help you get the most from our service, we run free introductory level online workshops to introduce different aspects of the UK Data Service. Book your place this spring.

Spotlight on the UK censuses

Census 2021 data is available and our census section highlights datasets, resources and new census explainers. Find statistics about the UK population including data on housing, health, migration and the labour market. Read our data insights for highlights and analysis.

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Upcoming training and events

Our impact

On the Data Impact blog, Andy Dudfield from Full Fact explains the importance of fact checking and how the UK Data Service supports Full Fact’s work.

Case study: How has data-enhanced research created impact on key stages of the evolution of homelessness policy in England, Scotland and Wales including on legislation, statistics and targeted programmes?

Skeena Williamson and Lucinda Allen from the Health Foundation discuss levels of poverty and deprivation among social care. With a focus on residential care workers and their families in the UK and how these compared to other workers.

Learning Hub

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

Latest data collections and new editions

Keep up to date with the latest data and editions as they are added to our data catalogue.

Watch our data skills training webinars

Watch and learn all the latest data skills from our free webinars, training and video tutorials.

Did you know that data from major social surveys such as the British Social Attitudes survey, the Labour Force Survey and the Health Survey for England can be accessed for research and teaching?

Data management is essential to make sure that well-organised, well-documented, high quality and shareable research data can be produced from our research projects.

Job opportunities

Join our team to help develop data skills, inform research and influence policy by using the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population data.

Latest news

The following new datasets have been released: SN 9067 Cyber Security Longitudinal Survey: Wave 2, 2022 SN 9069 Annual Population Survey, January – December, 2022 SN 5185 International Energy Agency Energy Technology Research and Development Database, 1974-2022 SN 5186 International Energy Agency Natural Gas Information, 1960-2021 SN 854514 Catalogue of Mental Health Measures, 2020 SN 856375 Public […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences We are seeking to appoint a new Deputy Director of the UK Data Archive and Co-Investigator of the UK Data Service. The post holder will make a strategic leadership contribution to the development of bids for future funding, reporting requirements, risk management, mid-term review requirements, […]

Are you an undergraduate student using data from the UK Data Service in your dissertation this year? If so, consider entering your dissertation for the UK Data Service Dissertation Award. About the award Up to three winners will receive a prize of £300 and publicity about their work. The award is open to students who […]

Who makes us special?

Our podcast series, The Experts’ Expert, showcases some of the unique work we do to enable evidence-led research for public benefit.

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