Download Data & Documentation
Downloading a dataset
- Select a dataset by clicking either the , or the dataset title.
- Click on the Download icon .
- Select the required data format from the drop down menu.
- Click on Download.
Nesstar supports the following file formats for download:
- SPSS portable files
- Nesstar Publisher ('.NSDstat' files)
- NSDstat (old format)
- Stata v8
- Stata v7
- Data interchange format (DIF) (Suitable for use in Excel)
- Comma separated values
A subset of the dataset can also be downloaded. See Subset Data for further information.
Tabular (cube) datasets
Please note that although the download option is available for published tables (cubes), the actual data cannot be downloaded.
However, when viewing a table, clicking will export the information currently displayed to a spreadsheet, and will create a PDF file.
Note: Some data analysis packages have certain limitations. For example, Stata version 7 will not accept more than 2,047 variables and Microsoft Excel will not accept more than 256 variables or more than 65,536 cases (rows). If you expect the dataset to exceed the limitations of your intended software, please reduce the size of the dataset, before downloading, by using the subset facility.
This option is available for both survey and tabular data. There are two metadata download formats: PDF (default) and XML which can be selected from the drop down box. Please note that the content of the metadata depends on the information provided by the organisation who published the data to the Nesstar system.