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

Due to industrial action by the University and College Union on 24, 25 and 30 November, there may be a delay in responding to queries during this time.

Key services

Find new resources and upcoming training and conferences. View our latest data impact plus recent research on family relationships. Explore new datasets including the 2021 census.

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

View our latest news on the second release of data for Northern Ireland. Read some highlights from the data for England and Wales. Find out more on the first release for Northern Ireland.

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?

We explore how data in the UK Data Service collection has fed into a UK Parliament committee inquiry into measures and targets for child poverty.

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.

This session covers some fundamental theories and concepts surrounding GIS and spatial data.

An introduction to computational social science from our training webinar.

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

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Senior User Support and Training Officer. This post will support researcher activity relating to use of our social science data collection and within our busy Secure Lab (a Trusted Research Environment). Applicants should possess a postgraduate […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint an IT Systems Officer to join our 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 […]

Black people in England are over three times more likely than white British people to experience homelessness, according to a new report produced by researchers at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with Race on the Agenda and Oak Foundation using data from the UK Data Service, government statistical services, and the Office for National Statistics. Homelessness […]

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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