Our site gives you access to the most detailed and up-to-date labour market statistics from official sources for local areas throughout the UK. The page will help you get started with our site and give you a better understanding about the types of information you will find here.
Nomis offers two main ways to access data:
Summary data from a range of sources for a single area; if you are new to labour market statistics start with the local authority profile.
This will give you a good overview of the main data sources along with background information in the “definitions and explanations” included at the end of the profile. You can get time series from the local authority profile using the link at the top of each table.
Access to the full range of data allowing you to query a single data source in greater depth and for multiple areas. Choose between the wizard or advanced query options. Both give you access to the same range of data – the advanced query offers a greater range of facilities but with less guidance.
We recommend you start by using the wizard query and, when you have gained familiarity with this, move to the advanced query if you require extra functionality such as being able to save queries and the create user-defined areas.
No. All the facilities and data downloads on our Web site are free. Access to Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) data requires special permission for which there is a fee. We also offer training courses and a consultancy data service. There is a charge for these extra services.
No. You can access all the data on our site, with the exception of BRES, without registering. However, by registering you can get extra benefits.