Housing data

Nestoria property data 

Data downloaded from the Nestoria property listings aggregation service for Glasgow and Paisley for one year from March 2015. The data covers both sales and rental properties advertised and was collected daily from Nestoria. The data includes the summary description of the property, advertised price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, updates, image links and location (lat/lon).

  • Data owner: Lokku Limited
  • Coverage (geographical): Glasgow region (G postcodes and selected PA postcodes)
  • Coverage (time): Glasgow and Paisley only from March 2015 for one year
  • What can the data be used for? Non-commercial use (please contact us to discuss)
  • Format: Monthly sales or rentals files in csv format
  • More information: Example Nestoria record (PDF)

Zoopla property data 

Zoopla is one of the UK's leading aggregators of property listings data, giving free access to information on 27,000,000 homes, up to 1,000,000 property listings and 15 years of sold prices data. 

UBDC’s Data Service is licensed by Zoopla to 1) provide access to original or resulting data (including historical data) to registered non-commercial researchers (e.g. employees of Universities or public bodies or students) and 2) publish online aggregate data (at Datazone level) comprising counts of the number of advertisements for rental properties and average rentals and counts of the number of advertisements for properties for sale and average prices.

Local Authority Housing data

  • Data owner: Various local authorities
  • Who can use this data? Researchers with permission from the data holder.
  • More information: The UBDC has already established one-off data-sharing agreements with local authorities, and one of these is specifically related to the private rented housing sector. This data is personal administrative data, and therefore not generally accessible, but it is an example of data that we have provided access to via UBDC's Controlled Data Service.
  • You may also be interested in this Data Note (PDF) describing our analysis work with Renfrewshire Council looking at private landlord registrations.



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