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.

Zoopla Data Tables

Count of number of adverts / quarter by UK Local Authority (XLSX)
Mean and median rent per month / quarter by UK Local Authority (XLSX)

Count of number of adverts / quarter by Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) (XLSX)
Mean and median rent per month / quarter by Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) (XLSX)

Count of number of adverts / quarter by Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA) (XLSX)
Mean and median rent per month / quarter by Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA) (XLSX)

Note: In accessing this data, you agree that any downloading of content is for non-commercial reference only. No part of these materials may be used for any other purpose or reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior consent of the University of Glasgow. For any enquiries including to discuss licensing the data for non-commercial research use please contact ubdc@glasgow.ac.uk.

Data is Zoopla Property Group PLC, © 2018, processed by Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Other Housing Data

We are exploring a variety of other sources of housing data. In Scotland, the statutory landlord registration scheme for the private rented sector offers great potential although data have not been routinely published. This is a missed opportunity as this blog argues. We have secured data for exploratory research through a data sharing agreement with Renfrewshire council – see our data note. We have also gained access to data for Aberdeen through a Freedom of Information request – see this data note for more information.

 

  

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