The Economic and Social Data Service provides access to over 5,000 digital data collections for research and teaching purposes covering an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, and spanning many disciplines and themes.
ZACAT is a social science data portal allowing you to search for, browse, analyse and download social science survey data. The studies in this catalogue present a small selection of the studies available at the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences - however the ZACAT holdings are extended on a regular base. Beside documentation on study level (e.g. abstract, related publications), all studies come along with documentation of full question and answer texts on variable level. Moreover, for some of the collections documentation on variable level is offered in two or more languages.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Has some useful information on the production of official statistics and the classifications used, as well as up to data downloads and visualisations of data.
The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA)
UKSA oversees ONS, provides independent scrutiny of all UK official statistics and publishes a useful code of practice on official statistics.
Web tutorial for students on using the web to locate social statistics, with a page of links to sources of social statistics, as well as general advice on sources of information for academic use on the web.
ESDS guide to the 35+ teaching datasets it holds with links to datasets available for analysis using NESSTAR.
ESS. Datasets based on each round of the European Social Survey. Downloadable or available for online analysis with NESSTAR
OECD data portal including:
OECD 'Better life index'
OECD ‘Society at a glance’ compendium
Human Development Index report data and indicators
World Bank. Data series for counties of the world and microdata from Household and other surveys on individual countries
International Labour Organisation labour market and other data.
Population Reference Bureau population data for the world and US, with maps and charts, data sheets and podcasts.
Data on women parliamentary representatives in countries of the world
Estimates of population and GDP for the UK from 1830 to the present