Consumer Data Research Centre

CDRC data

The following provides a list of data the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) currently hosts on it’s data portal which users can either access freely (open data) or apply to access (safeguarded and secure data).

CDRC Data and Data Services

The CDRC creates, supplies, maintains and delivers data to a wide range of users who wish to conduct research using big consumer data.  We provide data with three different levels of access:

Open data service

Data which are freely available to all for any purpose following a simple registration.  Products include those created and acquired by the CDRC and products where the CDRC have added value. We have in excess of 10,000 open datasets, some of the most popular are listed below. For the complete list visit

CDRC Products Value Added Products
2011 Output Area Classification Mid-Year Population Estimates
2011 London Output Area Classification Internet User Classification 2011 Census Data Packs for England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland.
Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards Index of Multiple Deprivation Data Packs
Ethical Consumer Markets Report 2011 Residence Workplace Geodata Packs
Business Census Data (coming soon) 2015 Flooding Risk


Safeguarded data service

Data to which access is restricted because of license conditions, but where data are not considered ‘personally-identifiable’ or otherwise sensitive. Access is available via a remote service with registration and project approval requirements. To apply please see Using our Data Services and submit an initial application form.

Active Inspiration activity data Appliances Online transactions
Bike Citizens cyclist movement data British Population Survey
Callcredit CAMEO postcode directories Domestic Energy Provider smart meter data
High Street Retailer transactions LDC SmartStreetSensor footfall data
LDC Retail type or vacancy classification OOMap Bicycle sharing system docking stations
Otley BID Footfall Data Registry Trust County Court Judgements
Shop Direct transactions and products Synthetic population data based on 2011 census
SmartStreet Sensor Footfall Atlas
UK Women’s Cohort Study YouGov Survey Data

Secure data service

Controlled data: data which need to be held under the most secure conditions with highly restricted access.  Access is available via secure services at CDRC sites, with registration and project approval requirements. To apply please see Using our Data Services and submit an initial application form.

Javelin Group ACXIOM small area income data Appliances Online retail data
British Population Survey CACI Consumer Registers 2014-2017
DataTalk Consumer Registers 2003-2012 Domestic Energy Provider smart meter data
GeoUniq location data series High Street Retailer data 2012-2017
Historical electoral roll data 1998-2002  Heart Research UK staff health survey data
LDC SmartStreetSensor footfall data LDC retail type, vacancy and unit data
Regional Transport Provider data Shop Direct retail data
WhenFresh/Zoopla rental data WhenFresh/Zoopla sales data
Youth Banking Card Provider data