The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. It also conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years. ONS plays a leading role in national and international good practice in the production of official statistics. It is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority and although they are separate, they are still closely related.
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Who we are
An overview of ONS and its role and responsibility as the UK’s largest producer of statistics. Includes information about ONS's programmes and projects, its leadership team and the different office locations.
Products and Services
An overview of the services ONS provides alongside its main functions. Includes information about our statistics, training offered by ONS and the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey.
Careers at ONS
Find out more about jobs and careers at ONS. The section outlines details of our current vacancies, the benefits of working for ONS and the eligibility criteria.
Whatever your level of interest in statistics, there are many ways to get involved directly with ONS and help to shape the future of our outputs. Here you’ll find information about past and upcoming events and how ONS handles international relationships.
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