The most comprehensive intelligence available on the UK co-operative sector

Co-operatives UK monitors a range of data sources to provide the most comprehensive intelligence available on the UK co-operative sector.

Data is collected from a range of sources and is continually updated to ensure it is accurate, complete and trustworthy.  We make our data openly available to allow anyone to access, analyse, build upon, share, and help us improve it.

Accessing the Open Data

Co-operatives UK's Open Data can be downloaded in CSV format using these links:

Dataset URI
Organisations http://uk.coop/open-data/organisations
Economic Data http://uk.coop/open-data/economic
Outlets http://uk.coop/open-data/outlets
Administrative Areas http://uk.coop/open-data/areas


The accompanying guide provides detailed information on the structure, indicators and methodology used in the datasets. The datasets and all data accessed or downloaded through the Co-operative Economy Explorer are released under the Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-by v1.0).


Co-operative Economy Explorer

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


Other Data Resources

Here are some of the tools and resources that are based on Co-operatives UK Open Data.  If you've done something interesting using the data, let us know at [email protected].

Resource Description
Co-operative Economy 2017 Report Read our analysis of the latest economic data on the co-operative sector.  Complete with commentary, case studies and infographics.
Directory of Co-ops and Outlets Co-operatives UK map and directory of Co-ops and outlets to help you find a co-op near you.
Co-operative Organisations Dataset as Linked Data Matt Wallis of the Institute of Solidarity Economics has built an experimental Linked Data interface to the organisations dataset.  You can also see a map generated by combining Co-operative Open Data and Ordnance Survey Linked Data.