Key links

Census of Population Programme Data Units

  • CDU (Census Dissemination Unit)
  • CIDER (Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research)
  • All users wishing to use the data provided by CDU, CIDER, UKBORDERS, SARs and CHCC (see below) must register via
  • UKBORDERS UK boundary datasets
  • Scottish Longitudinal Study
  • NILS (Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study)
  • SARs (Samples of Anonymised Records)

Data archives

  • CCSR (Cathie Marsh Centre for Census & Survey Research). Home of the SARs (see above)
  • CHCC (Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census Data)
  • CLS (Centre for Longitudinal Studies). For the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study
  • EDINA (at the Edinburgh University data library). Home of UKBORDERS (see above)
  • ESDS (Economic and Social Data Service). A good place to start if you don't know what data set you need to use.
  • MIMAS (Manchester Information and Associated Services). Home of CDU (see above)
  • Nesstar (Networked Social Science Tools and Resources). Offers basic analyses from many popular data sets.
  • UK Data Archive and the Great Britain Historical Database Online
  • UK National Digital Archive of Datasets
Last modified 22 August 2011