NatCen Social Research

NatCen Social Research is one of the UK’s leading centres for independent social research. Their research covers a wide range of areas of social policy, and their findings help us understand social behaviour and inform policy.

NatCen’s work is undertaken by experienced researchers and data specialists using innovative, high quality research methods. For years NatCen has partnered with the UK Data Service and its predecessors to ensure that data from its key social surveys are deposited and made available for use in a timely manner. Major survey series include:

  • British Gambling Prevalence Surveys, 1999-
  • British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983-
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
  • Health Survey for England, 1991-
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England
  • National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, 1990-
  • Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008
  • Scottish School-Leavers Survey, 1992-
  • Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 1988-
  • Young People’s Social Attitudes, 1994-
  • Youth Cohort Study, 1985-
  • Welsh Health Survey, 1998-