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The National Population Database


Minimise risks to your employees, assets and the general public by estimating
the population of any UK location at any time of day or night.

National Population Database.pngThe National Population Database (NPD) was originally developed in 2004 by HSE and Staffordshire University.

It is a unique Graphical Information System (GIS) dataset that enables the estimation of residents, workers and other population types in any location - down to individual building level - in Great Britain.

The NPD uses the latest and most accurate data available, and provides unmatched levels of granularity.


An invaluable risk management tool for businesses with UK-wide operations


Although the NPD's primary use is to assess the risk to people from major natural or man-made hazards it is an asset that can be used for many other applications, for example:

  • to minimise the risk associated with major building works of infrastructure upgrades by construction or utilities companies
  • to enable telecoms providers to optimally position mobile communications masts, thereby ensuring maximum coverage in any given location
  • to provide traffic management modelling capabilities for transport companies
  • to give businesses confdence in their emergency resilience or disaster recovery planning


For more information about the NPD contact us now:


Population data trusted by government


The NPD's dataset is used by the UK government's 'Resilience Direct' platform. This secure online network for sharing real time information enables emergency services to deliver an efficient and co-ordinated response in situations that impact civil protection.

The data provided by the NPD is split into five themes, each with its own subcategories, as illustrated:

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Typically, two population subcategories are updated each quarter, with the entire NPD being updated over a two-year cycle.


Protect your people, property and the public: get access to the NPD now


As long as the data is to be used for the purposes of health and safety, anyone can buy an extract of the NPD or the entire dataset.

Payment of a licensing fee is necessary since the NPD contains not only data collected by the Health and Safety Executive but also third-party intellectual property. The licencing fee is scalable, meaning that you only pay for the data you need.

Organisations that are members of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) or contractors working on behalf of a PSMA member can access the data for a reduced fee, as no duties will be due to the Ordnance Survey or Royal Mail.

We can provide you with the data you require only, but if you require a more bespoke solution we also offer expert data interpretation and consultancy to help you get the maximum value from the data.

If you'd like to gain access to the NPD dataset or would like more information, please
contact our NPD Team now.



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