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

Find all UK Data Service training and guidance in our special newsletter. Dr. Vanessa Higgins, our Service Director of User Support and Training, also provides an overview of our training programmes.

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

Read the latest research and data insights from experts using the UK Data Service in our regular Data Impact blog posts.

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.

The latest best practice in research data management, data use and governance.

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

On Tuesday 28 June, the first data from the 2021 Census for England and Wales was released to the public. The UK Data Service has made the data tables and accompanying metadata available for download via the UK Data Service Census site. This first release of data contains estimates of population by age and sex […]

From the impact of the pandemic, to rising concerns about living costs, access to data on household finances is even more crucial. In these challenging times, the UK Data Service has been working with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics to support people using data about household finances. Research […]

University of Essex, UK Data Archive, Faculty of Social Sciences The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a IT Technical Access Analyst, working primarily on the Service Desk function, ensuring customers and business teams receive the technical support they require. The role involves triaging, allocating and escalating Secure Lab queries, reviewing technical evidence, setting […]

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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