What we do


'Our vision is a world where data are at the heart of understanding and decision-making.'

Founded in 1834, we are one of the world’s leading organisations advocating for the importance of statistics and data. We’re a professional body for all statisticians and data analysts – wherever they may live.

We have more than 10,000 members in the UK and across the world. As a charity, we advocate for the key role of statistics and data in society, and work to ensure that policy formulation and decision making are informed by evidence for the public good.

Everything we do is guided by our Strategic Plan 2018-22, which has six goals at its heart. You can also view our annual Activity Plan for 2020, which outlines how we plan to achieve our goals.

To see how we did last year, you can read our 2019 annual review (PDF)