Access the data

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects UK data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We share our findings with the United Nations’ (UN) custodian, or partner, agencies.

You can access the latest data on our UK SDG data website.

We help other countries develop their own data websites wherever we can, too. Our UK SDG data website uses open source software so you can copy and reuse it.

What the goals measure

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals to improve the world by 2030. The 17 goals focus on aspects of life that we can measure using data, such as:

  • poverty
  • health
  • education
  • equality
  • sustainability
  • the environment

The UK signed up to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, alongside all other countries in the UN. They are often known as the Global Goals.

Like all other UN countries, we pledge to “leave no one behind”. We aim to break down (or disaggregate) the UK data so that we do not overlook any aspects of society.


We publish a report on our work every year. We also work with other ONS teams to analyse SDG-related data and write articles about related concepts.

All our outputs are listed on the publications tab of our SDG data website.

Contact us

We recognise the importance of working together. We welcome feedback and suggestions on our outputs and data sources.

You can contact our team by email at or follow us on Twitter.

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Sustainable Development Goals annual reports
Article | Released November each year
Our developments in measuring progress towards the global United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals.

UK data gaps: inclusive data action plan towards the global SDG indicators
Article | Released: 19 March 2018
Our first report on the UK data gaps for reporting progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goals.

Using innovative methods to report against the SDGs
Article | Released: 22 October 2018
Outcomes of a project exploring new ways of producing and communicating geographical data.