NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better. We provide 'Information and Technology for better health and care'. We employ 230 information analysts and statisticians, 80 of whom are professional members of the Government Statistical Group. Find out more about our role and remit at digital.nhs.uk.
Defence Statistics has three distinct roles within the Ministry of Defence: to provide a trusted single version of the truth on MOD's performance that is accepted and used without question to hold MOD to account; to provide statistical and related management information, advice and research to underpin decision making, policy development and evaluation within MOD; and to improve statistics across MOD, and provide assurance on them to Permanent Under Secretary and the National Statistician, operating as the Defence Authority for statistics. We work on a variety of data relating to all three service branches and the civilian consignment to achieve these roles. To see examples of our outputs, visit: gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence/about/statistics
The GSS Fast Stream is part of the flagship Civil Service Fast Stream graduate development programme. Through a variety of challenging analytical placements statistical fast streamers gain the experience and skills to put them on the path to senior leadership roles across the Civil Service. From driving the modernisation of the Census at ONS to feeding analysis into the Ofsted annual report, the Fast Stream empowers statisticians to be there to inform the debate, guide decisions, analyse impacts, and hold people to account. To find out more, please visit gss.civilservice.gov.uk/
The Ministry of Justice is one of the largest government departments, employing around 70,000 people, with a budget of approximately £9 billion. Each year, millions of people use our services across the UK - including courts, tribunals and prisons in England and Wales. The justice system is an important public service and our work spans criminal, civil and family justice, democracy and rights. Statisticians play a crucial role in MoJ, providing high quality data and statistics to promote understanding and trust and analyses to inform decisions and support the development and evaluation of clear evidence-based policy. For more information, visit gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. For more information, visit gov.uk/dfid.
The UK Statistics Authority is an independent body at arm’s length from government, which reports directly to the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 established the Authority with the statutory objective of “promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good”. The public good includes: informing the public about social and economic matters; assisting in the development; and evaluation of public policy; and regulating quality and publicly challenging the misuse of statistics. The Authority provides professional oversight of the Government Statistical Service (GSS), and has exclusive responsibility for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and independent regulation. For more information, visit statisticsauthority.gov.uk/
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority. It is the UK’s National Statistical Institute and largest producer of official statistics. ONS produces statistics on a range of key economic, social and demographic topics. Key services include measuring changes in the value of the UK economy (GDP), estimating the size, geographic distribution and characteristics of the population (including statistics from the Census), and providing indicators of price inflation (CPI), employment, earnings, crime and migration. For more information, visit ons.gov.uk.
Scottish Government statisticians work across a wide range of areas and cover many different topics including Scotland’s economy and employment levels; the health of our nation and the NHS; Educational attainment; Justice; Communities and Transport. Our statisticians are involved in planning and managing data collections; undertaking statistical analysis; preparing statistical outputs and publications; and working with users and providers to ensure statistical needs are met efficiently and effectively. Our statisticians also work closely with researchers and economists to add value to government decision making and support the development of Government policies. Find out more at gov.scot.
Statisticians working in the Welsh Government are part of the wider Government Statistical Service. They collect, analyse and publish official statistics for Wales to help the Government, businesses and the public understand the current state of Wales’ economy and society. Roles can include solving problems of data capture, management and analysis, investigating innovative uses of data from a range of new sources or developing novel ways of communicating statistics and analysis for all users, whilst dealing with a wide range of topics, from demography, housing and health to the economy, public services, transport and the environment, agriculture and the Welsh language. For more information, visit gov.wales/statistics-and-research/.
Defra, working with our agencies and public bodies, has a broad remit of safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. The Defra group publishes around 130 official statistics products each year. Topics include: food, farming and fisheries, environment and wildlife, forestry, animal health, rural issues and rural economy. Through our open data programme, we have released over 13,000 new open datasets. Our statisticians work closely with policy colleagues in the relevant subject area and link with the wider evidence work across the group. The overall service is co-ordinated by the Head of Profession for Statistics, Ken Roy.
HMRC collects over £533 billion to fund the UK’s vital public services, and deals with 45 million individuals and 5 million businesses. As members of the statistical community within HMRC, we develop new analytical tools and models, and use cutting-edge techniques to deliver high quality evidence-based analysis to influence decision-makers at the heart of government. We have been corporate members of the RSS membership for 7 years and this plays an important part of our personal and professional development. It has enabled us to gain wider experience of statistical issues, developed our links with professional bodies and engage with the wider GSS community and other parts of the UK statistical system. Find out more at gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs.
AWE has been central to the defence and security of the UK for over 60 years providing and supporting warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent. We are proud of our world-class research, design and production facilities through which we deploy extensive science, engineering and technology capabilities. As a trusted partner, we use our skills and capabilities to assist the UK Government in the development of national emergency response arrangements as well as the delivery of a range of innovative and integrated support services, including radiation protection advice and training, and national nuclear security. Through our links with industry and institutions such as universities, professional bodies and government agencies, we build upon and share knowledge to further develop defence and national security capabilities. For more information visit AWE.co.uk.
The objective of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area. The Department is responsible for: driving up housing supply; increasing home ownership; devolving powers and budgets to boost local growth in England; and supporting strong communities with excellent public services. Our Single Departmental Plan describes our performance against these objectives. Along with a range of other professional analysts, the Department employs just over 50 statisticians who produce 50 official statistics publications derived from a wide variety of statistical and administrative sources. For further information visit our Statistics website and our Open Data platform.
The Office of Rail and Road is the independent safety and economic regulator of Britain’s railways who now also hold Highways England to account for its day-to-day efficiency and performance, running the strategic road network, and for delivering the five year road investment strategy set by the Department for Transport (DfT). ORR is the lead producer of official statistics for the rail industry. These enable decisions on investment and service provision to be based on robust data with proper consideration of the costs and benefits of different choices.
The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. DfE is one of the largest producers of official statistics in government and is home to around 200 statisticians. We publish statistics on a wide range of policy areas from GCSE results to the social work workforce; from spending on education to destinations of leavers from higher education, as well as running large scale data collections including the teacher workforce census. You can see our upcoming and published statistics on the release calendar and read about new developments on our statistics at DfE page.