Sources of official statistics

Many government departments and public bodies produce official statistics. The table below lists the main producers, but it is not a complete list.

Official statistics are statistics produced by Crown bodies and other organisations listed within an Official Statistics Order, on behalf of the UK government or devolved administrations. They provide a factual basis for assessment and decisions on economic, social and environmental issues at all levels of society.

Accredited official statistics are a sub-set of official statistics that have been independently reviewed by the Office for Statistics Regulation and confirmed as complying with the standards of trustworthiness, quality and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics. Accredited official statistics are called National Statistics in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. OSR maintains the List of Accredited Official Statistics (previously known as the List of National Statistics) on our website. It is a comprehensive list of all statistical outputs that OSR has reviewed and accredited.

UK Government departments and bodiesUK
Office for National StatisticsUK
NHS DigitalEngland
Scottish GovernmentScotland
Public Health ScotlandScotland
National Records of ScotlandScotland
Welsh GovernmentWales
Northern Ireland Government departments and bodiesNorthern Ireland
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research AgencyNorthern Ireland