Our wide range of economic and social statistics include:

  • the UK's National Accounts (such as gross domestic product (GDP), national income and expenditure)
  • the UK Balance of Payments
  • population, demography and migration statistics
  • government output and activity
  • business output and activity
  • prices statistics (such as consumer prices and producer prices)
  • the labour market (such as employment, unemployment and earnings)
  • vital events statistics (such as births, marriages and deaths)
  • social statistics (for example, about neighbourhoods and families)
  • economic, societal and personal well-being

We design and run the census in England and Wales every 10 years. We also work with the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Scotland to carry out the census of population.

We also provide a service for you to request specific information.

All of our statistics are official statistics. They are used to:

  • give citizens a view of society and of the work and performance of government, allowing them to assess the impact of government policies and actions

  • inform parliaments and political assemblies about the state of the nation, giving a window on the work and performance of governments, to assess their policies’ impact

  • allow government and its agencies to carry out their business, making informed decisions based on evidence

  • give ministers a picture of the economy and society, so they can develop and evaluate economic and social policies

  • provide businesses with the information to help them run effectively and efficiently

  • help analysts, researchers, scholars and students with their work

  • meet the needs of the European Union and other international bodies so people can compare data across countries

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