- What data are available?
- What format are the data available in?
- Is there more than one version?
- How long will it take to get the data?
- Is there a charge for the service and if so, how much is it?
- Are there any restrictions to applying for the data?
- How do I apply for access?
- Who can I contact for further information?
The Data Analysis Service provides analyses tailored to requirements. This includes:
local authority data
non-disclosive data, and
Excel and ASCII.
Yes. Data from the Data Analysis Service are available from 1998.
Data are available approximately two weeks after receipt of the signed Data Access Agreement and quote form, subject to an approved application to access the data.
Analyses cost £70 per hour, while local authority datasets are charged at £150 per district.
IDBR data comprises of administrative and survey data - therefore access is dependent on meeting the legislation under which the data were collected.
Once the administrative data are combined with the survey data, the resultant data source is protected by the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. Section 9 of the Act allows ONS to supply other government departments with information relating to individual undertaking for statistical purposes, as defined in the National Statistics Code of Practice, Statement of Principles, and associated protocols, when in receipt of a Ministerial Direction.
Different legislation applies to the release of IDBR data to local authorities. Also, the data must:
not be processed to support measures or decisions with respect to particular businesses
not be processed in such a way that damage or distress is caused to any individual business, and
only be used for statistical purposes
For further guidance on this please download the Data Disclosure Provisions document.
To access data researchers must complete and return a customer request form to the IDBR team. The form is available to download from this page.
For further information email the IDBR team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unsure which dataset you require or which service to use, please email the IDBR team. Alternatively, refer to the Access to ONS data service for further information.