The Co-operative Economy Open Dataset

2016 Economy report and data

The Co-operative Economy 2016 report is here. We are celebrating record membership figures - to almost a quarter of the UK population - and an annual UK economy contribution of £34.1bn.


The Co-operative Economy Dataset can be downloaded in CSV format and the accompanying guide provides detailed information on the methodology behind the dataset.


The dataset and all data accessed or downloaded through the Co-operative Economy Explorer is released under the Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-by v1.0).

Co-operative Economy Explorer

The Co-operative Economy Explorer is a beta tool that allows you to access, explore and visualise the co-operate economy in numbers.

Select one of the 6 headings to see relevant tables and visualisations of the co-operative economy.  Then use filters, drill downs and sorts to explore and customise the data.  You can also extract visualisations and data in ether CSV or PNG format.


The filter bar on the right of a chart enables you to subset data. Some visualisations also allow you create filters by clicking on elements within a chart to drill down into the data.


Some tables allow you to sort and order data.  Click a column header to sort by that column.  Click the column header a second time to reverse the sort.


When you have customised your selection you can download it as PNG (for the visualisation) or CSV (for the source data).  To download, hover over a chart, plot or table and click on the menu that appears in the top right