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Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work: Statistics / Data Sets

UK Data Service / Archive

The UK Data Service / Archive provides access for academic staff and students to the largest collection of social, economic and population data sets for research and teaching purposes covering a range of different disciplines.

The first time you use the service you'll be asked to register. After doing so, you will be able to log in to any of the data sets and surveys listed in the boxes. 

Data is sourced from:

  • official agencies - mainly central government
  • international statistical agencies
  • individual academics with research grants
  • market research agencies
  • historical sources
  • other data archives worldwide

Training - UK Data Archive


Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

23 May 2019, Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST

Webinar: Guided walk through ReShare

6 June 2019, Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST

Designing user-centred engagement strategies for online-first surveys – part of the ONS Social Survey Transformation Project

27 June 2019, Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST

Developing a user-centred, web-first approach to collecting socio-demographic and household data - part of the ONS Labour Force Survey Transformation Project

1 July 2019, Online, 15.00 - 16.00 BST


User Conferences

Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2019

19 June 2019, 9.30 – 16.30
Lift, Islington, London

Health Studies User Conference 2019

10 July 2019
University College London