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Census 2021 microdata for England and Wales has been released and is now available for download.  These datasets hold details of individuals and households allowing for detailed multivariate analysis that significantly extend the potential for research using census data.  There are three safeguarded datasets available from the UK Data Service.  To access them you will […]

The UK Data Service provides access to a wide range of data from the 2021 Census, which is useful for the work of researchers and data professionals from a wide range of sectors. We also hold historical data in our collection from previous censuses and will be releasing more data throughout the rest of this […]

On 6 January the 2021 Census for England and Wales released new data to the public. This release contained sexual orientation and gender identity data for respondents over the age of 16 living in England and Wales. These datasets on sexual orientation and gender identity are now available via the UK Data Service. The 2021 […]

On 15 December, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) released the second phase of main statistics results for the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland. The release includes data on housing and accommodation, health, disability, and unpaid care. According to the data, key insights from the release include: 34.7% of people in Northern Ireland had […]

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, […]

New Understanding Society resource for methods teachers Looking for data for teaching? Understanding Society and the UK Data Service have launched a new teaching dataset containing data from the Understand Society COVID-19 survey. The new resource includes data from the Understanding Society COVID-19 Study with background information about the participants collected during their main Understanding […]

The second release of census data by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is now released through UK Data Service for research use. This release includes key univariate statistics for: ethnicity country of birth passports held religion religion or religion brought up in national identity language. Univariate statistics consist of data on one […]

Health is a constantly evolving field of study, regularly adapting to meet new standards, new scientific research breakthroughs and, more pressing than ever, new crises in medicine, as well as healthcare. The UK Data Service’s Annual Health Studies User Conference took place on 12 July 2022, with the key objective of keeping researchers up-to-date with […]

The results of the latest GP Patient Survey are now available via the GP Patient Survey website. The GP Patient Survey is a large-scale postal survey run by Ipsos on behalf of NHS England. This year the survey received responses from around 720,000 adults in England. The latest data are from the 2022 publication, fieldwork […]

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

On Tuesday, 24 May, the very first data from the 2021 Census for Northern Ireland 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 Data site. “Census 2021 First Release: Population and Household Statistics” from the Northern Ireland […]

The world is entering a period of increased uncertainty about the security, affordability and sustainability of our energy supplies. The ability to analyse changes in domestic energy consumption quickly and accurately may help us as a society to address problems, such as fuel poverty, more effectively. Researchers at the Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) are […]

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