The term official statistics covers several categories of statistics produced by public bodies, which are:
Where our data has the status of official statistic we make that clear so you can have confidence that the data has been gathered following common standards followed by all UK organisations that produce official statistics. We aim to ensure that the statistics we provide:
In relation to official statistics, pre-release access is strictly limited. In general, the following are allowed to have pre-release access:
More information about the status of statistics is on the UK Statistics Authority website and the Office for National Statistics.
Research archive of publications from the last three years
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