House of Commons Library

Sources of Statistics 2016

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.

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This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.

Topics covered by this series include:

Constituency profiles and an introduction to constituency level data.

(Social statistics) Agriculture; charities; crime; civil service; defence; education; elections; energy; environment; local government; health; housing; migration; parliament; population; schools; transport; vital statistics (demography); social security.

(Economic statistics) Business; growth; industries; inflation and prices; interest rates; labour market; public finances and taxation; trade.

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