UK census data
The UK Data Service’s Census Support is a gateway for researchers and students to find and download UK census data from 1971 to 2001.
At the UK Data
Archive we acquire, curate and preserve the UK's largest
collection of digital social and economic data. We then make it
available to researchers, teachers, think tanks, government
researchers and businesses around the world through the
UK Data Service.
With more than 6,000 datasets relating to society, both
historical and contemporary, the UK Data Archive and UK Data Service
are vital resources for social scientists.
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How to find the data you need
News and events
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Teaching with data
Bring real-life data into your coursework. Most of our data can be used to produce recent, engaging, real-world teaching resources.
We also have select open-access datasets just for teaching and learning.
Need a data management plan for your own research data? We’re internationally known experts. See our step-by-step guides and
training resources for creating, preparing, storing and sharing your data.