Official statistics are statistics that are produced by crown bodies, those acting on behalf of crown bodies, or those specified in statutory orders, as defined in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), the regulatory arm of the UK Statistics Authority, assesses compliance of these statistics against the Code of Practice for Statistics.
Official statistics that are assessed as fully compliant with the Code (that is, they meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value) are designated as National Statistics.
National Statistics are produced by UK Government departments, the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and arm’s length bodies.
The List of National Statistics
The List of National Statistics is a comprehensive list of all statistical products that Office for Statistics Regulation has designated as National Statistics. To be designated as a National Statistic, a statistical product must be assessed against the Code of Practice for Statistics and be deemed compliant.
The list will be updated regularly. Changes may occur when: a new statistical product is designated as National Statistics; the National Statistics status is removed from an existing statistical product (it is de-designated); or a statistical product is discontinued and no longer published.