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.

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

On 29 November, new data from the 2021 Census for England and Wales was released to the public. This release contains ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion data for those living in England and Wales. Some of the key takeaways from the release include: For the first time ever in a census of England and Wales, […]

The following new datasets have been released: SN 9029 Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 2021 SN 9024 Poverty in Scotland, 2022 SN 9025 Public Attitudes Tracker, 2021-2022: Secure Access SN 9028 Labour Force Survey Two-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset, April – September, 2022 SN 9027 Quarterly Labour Force Survey, July – September, 2022 SN […]

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 within the UK Data Service. This post will support researcher activity relating to use of our social science data collection and within our busy SecureLab (a Trusted Research Environment). Applicants […]

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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