Using Census Information in your research

The UK Data Service Census Portal offers researchers a wealth of information and tools on the UK population, including:

  • Boundary and geographical data sets
  • Flow Data – also known as interaction data – data related to flows of people between places
  • Microdata – cross-sectional census data which are anonymised individual level records sampled from a single census.

The UK Data service also offers specialist expertise in several applied research areas related to the census. Go to or contact Jane Williams (

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