Minimise risks to your employees, assets and the general
public by estimating
the population of any UK location at any time of day or
Try the NPD for free!
NPD portal lets you experiment with a sample of data.
The National Population
Database (NPD) was originally developed in 2004 by HSE and
It is a unique Geographical Information System (GIS) dataset that
enables the estimation of residents, workers and other population
types in any location - down to individual building level - in
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
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
- to provide traffic management modelling capabilities for
- to give businesses confdence in their emergency resilience or
disaster recovery planning
For more information about the NPD contact us now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
National Population Database
The data provided by the NPD is split into five themes, each
with its own subcategories, as illustrated:
- Night time term-time
- Night time non-term-time
- Day time term-time
- Day time non-term-time
- Care home
- Bus/coach stations
- Light rail stops
- Ports & ferry terminals
- Underground stations
- Total workforce
Typically, two population subcategories are updated each
quarter, with the entire NPD being updated over a two-year
Protect your people, property and the public: get access to the
Anyone can buy part or all of the NPD dataset as long as
the use to which the data are being applied has some connection to
health or safety.
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 fee is scalable, meaning
that you only pay for the data you need - you don't need to buy the
entire UK dataset.
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.
If you feel that you need more than just the data, we also offer
expert data interpretation and consultancy services to help you get
the maximum value from the data. This can be more cost-effective,
particularly where you have a single question to answer.
Try the NPD now!
NPD portal lets you experiment with the different layers using
data for an area in the south-east of Manchester. Based on the
ArcGIS website, you don't need any installed GIS software. Plus,
find out how and why the NPD was created.
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Alternatively, you can contact our NPD Team