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COVID-19 Lockdown High Street Resilience Classification

COVID-19 Lockdown High Street Resilience Classification is a CDRC research generated dataset based on data provided by the Local Data Company (LDC) to estimate the resilience of high streets in Britain after the challenges of government-enforced COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during March 2020 and August 2021.

The dataset contains aggregated indicators at the British high street level as defined by the CDRC retail centre boundaries (containing 15 or more retail locations) and using the Ordnance Survey’s (2019) definition of a high street. The retail centre boundaries were taken from seven selected classifications (district centre, small local centre, local centre, major town centre, regional centre, market town, town centre) and excluded retail parks and out-of-town shopping centres.

The data contain information from 2019-2021, classifying each high street into one of 4 ranks of resilience and supplementing it with a resilience class variable to list the qualities of each high street in relation to pre-pandemic vacancy, post-lockdown restriction vacancy, pre-pandemic occupier changes, and the proportion of services allowed to remain open during restrictions. For more information about the resilience classes, see the Metadata Profile below.

University College London (UCL)
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Data provided by the Consumer Data Research Centre, an ESRC Data Investment: ES/L011840/1, ES/L011891/1

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United Kingdom
Temporal Coverage
January 2019 to December 2022
Retail Area
Abigail Hill
Contact Name
Consumer Data Research Centre
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