Good statistics are at the foundation of all sound decision making across society and the economy.
Statistics have changed greatly in the past 20 years and have benefited from greater flexibility and innovation, transforming the information available to be used by policy-makers.
The type of policies and decisions that are influenced by good statistics range from interest rates (National Accounts and Prices data) through to where to locate a children’s play area (Census and Neighbourhood Statistics).
Health policy is influenced by statistics such as smoking and drinking, cancer incidence and causes of death or infections (such as MRSA or C. difficile).
At the more personal end of the scale, statistics are also produced about the most common names given to babies in a particular year–so you can decide whether to give your baby a popular name or an unusual one.
We produce the information, you make the choice.