Alcohol licensing: data for public health teams

This resource provides details of datasets or sources of information available to examine the impact of alcohol licensing.


Alcohol harms and licensing: available data resource

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The worksheet provides a list of data sources relevant to the licensing objectives as well as where this data is available and at what geographical granularity.

Many of the data sources are nationally available but the quality, regularity and availability of several datasets will vary depending on local practice.

Where data is available but not yet accessed by responsible authorities, it may be necessary to produce a data-sharing agreement to make sure data is exchanged securely and confidentially between organisations.

More information is available on data-sharing agreements and primary research.

Published 8 March 2017
Last updated 12 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated spreadsheet to include additional data items.
  2. Updated spreadsheet to include additional data items.
  3. First published.