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View our growing range of training videos covering a variety of topics. Our online tutorial videos provide an engaging, self-paced and easily accessible alternative to our traditional written guides.

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Accessing data

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Citing data

Depositing data

Historical data

Managing data

Teaching with data

Weighting data


What data do we hold at the UK Data Service

Here we show you the range of data held by the UK Data Service.


An introduction to using weights in social surveys

Here we show you how to use weights in social surveys and how weighting can affect results.

How to access information about postcodes using GeoConvert

View our video tutorial on using our online geography matching and conversion tool,GeoConvert to obtain postcode metadata.


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How to download Boundary data

View our video tutorial on how to download boundary data offering a range of digitised boundary data including boundaries designed for use with census data in several GIS geographic information system formats.


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How to match and convert data using GeoConvert

View our video tutorial on matching and converting data using GeoConvert. The Matching function allows usesr to obtain details of the geographical relationships (intersections/matches) between zones in different geographies. The Conversion function allows users to re-sample (convert) data from one geography to another.


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Our historical data collections

View our video tutorial on the UK Data Service's historical data collections.

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