Official Statistics

The RSS Official Statistics Section committee arranges a programme of meetings on official statistics as well as contributing to the RSS annual conference.

The remit and activities of the Section are likely to be of interest to a wide range of audiences, including many people who would not consider themselves primarily (or at all) as “statisticians” and are not members of the Section. We encourage such people to get involved in our activities, and make sure that its meetings are generally accessible to non-statisticians.


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The aims and objectives of the Section are:

1. To provide a forum for discussing the collection, quality, dissemination, analysis, and interpretation of official statistics, including methods and findings.

2. To organise regular activities (working jointly with other sections of the RSS where possible) to bring together producers and a wide range of users of official statistics.

The terms “official statistics” should be interpreted in a broad sense. Under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 official statistics are defined as statistics produced by the Board (effectively the ONS), a government department, the Scottish Administration, a Welsh ministerial authority, a Northern Ireland department or any other person acting on behalf of the Crown. This should include social, economic and environmental statistics.

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Annual Report 2021