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Census datasets

Accessing the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 census data, the web portal of the ESRC Census Programme, is based at the UK Data Archive and provides one-stop access to data and support services which allow users and researchers in UK higher and further education to access the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 UK censuses. It also provides access to other important census-related resources.

Anyone is welcome to use the open resources of the web site and search metadata and publications, but to access most data requires registration and acceptance of licence terms relating to access and use of the data.

Data from the following Data Support Units are available via and are part of the Census Programme: also provides metadata and support for census-based longitudinal datasets available from the following Data Support Units:

Registration also provides access to:

Census data available via the Data Catalogue Data Catalogue logo

Other census data links

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Here are some links to get started with the service:

ESDS Home Page > Data > Census data