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Other administrative sources with the potential to be used for statistical purposes

The Office for National Statistics acknowledges that the list below is not comprehensive. There is a wide range of administrative and management information that could be used to produce official statistics.

Those listed below are the sources that the Office is currently and actively pursuing access to at either aggregate or record level.  

Name/Title of Data Source

Name of  Organisation responsible for this system/ source

Main administrative purpose of this system/source

Geospatial Coverage and lowest output area sought

Customer Information System

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - some information is provided by other departments, for example, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

The Customer Information System (CIS) is the central repository of personal and biographic details for DWP and parts of HMRC.

In addition to personal details, the CIS also records other data from across DWP including the roles a customer might have in a benefit case, business and family relationships, basic details on customer awards of certain benefits, business interests for a customer and details about organisations involved in specific cases.

In addition, the CIS is used by a number of other departments and organisations for relevant business purposes or checking information on specific customers.

United Kingdom  - ONS is pursuing access to a limited number of variables of limited record level data.
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