Our research

Our key objective is for statistics to be used effectively in the public interest, so that policy formulation and decision-making are informed by evidence. To support this work, from time to time we commission research, expert panels, working groups or workshops, sometimes in partnership with other organisations, to investigate issues from which reports are published.

We also engage in outreach activities to take forward recommendations which result from our research.

In addition to below, we have produced a series of statistics guides for legal practitioners.

Our reports are grouped under the following topics (most recent first):