Useful links

On this page Sample Answers provide a range of free utilities related to sampling activities and also direct links to a number of relevant sources and utilities provided by other companies.


ONS Data look-up for individual Postcodes

This utility allows you to do an area search to discover administrative information for a specific area by entering a postcode. The information is provided by the Office for National Statistics.


SIC Codes

To help you make your business sample selections, you can now choose the SIC codes you require by downloading our free file. This file includes the matching codes from 1972 US SIC, 1980 and 1992 UK SIC, NACE, Thomson, UK 1992 SIC and UK 2003 SIC.

Download the SIC codes file here


Geodemographics Knowledge Base

The Geodemographics Knowledge Base is the product of an academic research project commissioned by the Census and Geodemographics Group of The Market Research Society. The purpose of the Knowledge Base is to draw together links to geodemographically-relevant sites in one flexible database, which will be regularly updated and expanded to become an invaluable starting point for people interested in the subject.


Sample Size and Confidence Interval Calculator

This Sample Size Calculator is presented as a public service of Creative Research Systems. You can use it to determine how many people you need to interview in order to get results that reflect the target population as precisely as needed. You can also find the level of precision you have in an existing sample.


Telephone Preference Service around the world

Here is a list of several international TPS services around the world:


World Values Survey

The World Values Survey is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. It has carried out representative national surveys of the basic values and beliefs of publics in more than 65 societies on all six inhabited continents, containing almost 80 percent of the world’s population. This study has given rise to more than 300 publications, in 16 languages.


Cessda Council of European Social Science Data Archives

CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe.


Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS is an official disseminator of statistical information on social and economic situation in the CIS countries.

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