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We’ve simplified our research into a series of data stories that convey key and unique outcomes.
One of the outputs in the reports, allowing used to compare changes in retail and recreation over time for the country (area) and their local authority (line).

Local Data Spaces: Supporting Local Authority Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 has strained already insufficient Local Authorities resources, with infection and transmission of Covid-19 further exacerbating existing social inequalities. Four CDRC academic researchers have been working using the Office for National Statistics Secured Research Service (ONS SRS) on the Local Data Spaces project.

UK Bikeshare Activity during COVID-19

Bikeshare activity has changed during COVID-19. We look at commute and leisure activity trends for bikeshare systems in the UK, to help understand effects of the lockdown on this novel transport mode, and more generally observe if a longer lasting mode change in how people move around UK cities is emerging.

The UK’s Broadband hotspots and notspots mapped

Based on Ofcom data we've mapped and identified unique trends in broadband speeds across the UK.

New data reveal substantial neighbourhood changes since the last census

New research by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) has found that unprecedented levels of neighbourhood change have occurred in almost every city centre neighbourhood since 2011.


See “named” which maps relative concentrations of particular surnames, in the UK. You can map your own surname to see where in the UK it is most popular.

Ethnicity Estimator

The Ethnicity Estimator (EE) classifier is based on research which uses names data assembled by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The data are taken from consumer sources and from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which securely host data from England & Wales.

United Kingdom Footfall Index

With the availability of detailed footfall data, we also want to know the general national trend of footfall on retail high streets. Such national ’footfall index’ is not only important for the retail industry but also for various other purposes such as policy making, economic forecasting, etc.

Why Great Britain’s rural areas may not be as healthy as we think

This health index has been created by CDRC through research considering a variety of environmental factors to determine which cities have the healthiest population. We've unlocked some interesting features of neighborhoods that impact health across the whole of Great Britain.

The Great British Geography of Internet Use and Engagement

The Great British geography of Internet use and engagement

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) have developed a unique classification to determine how people living in Great Britain interact with the Internet.

 Why some retail centres out perform others?

Why some retail centres outperform others

New research by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) uses a number of indicators to determine how retail centres across Great Britain perform.