Statistical information consists of collected facts and figures about a particular topic or group of people. The information comes in many formats but is often presented in tables or charts and can cover recent or historical periods.
Statistics can be collected in one off surveys, or they might be collected on a regular basis, for example the national population census.
Some statistics relate to specific subjects such as health or business and you will find information about these on our subject support pages, whereas others, such as census figures or population statistics, might be useful for all subjects.
If you can't find the information you're looking for, try thinking about which agency or organisation might collect the data and look at their website or contact them. A word of caution, though: not everything is recorded and the data might not have been collected.
The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics. The statistics fall into these main categories: Agriculture and Environment; Business and Energy; Children, Education and Skills; Crime and Justice; Economy; Government; Health and Social Care; Labour Market; People and Places; Population; Travel and Transport.
Provides social and economic data taken from a range of sources, giving a broad picture of UK society today