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Social Indicators 2017

Published Monday, November 27, 2017

This Commons Library research briefing summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include agriculture, crime, defence, education, elections, environment and energy, health, housing, local government, population and migration, social security and transport.











Environment and Energy






Local Government


Population and Migration


Social security




Further information

Statistical Literacy Guides

Readers of Social Indicators may find the Library’s Statistical Literacy Guides useful when looking through this document or, more generally, any press stories, research, reports, books etc. with statistical content.

The guides are available on the statistics policy pages:

Statistics Policy

They cover subjects from the very straightforward , such as percentags , averages and units, to the morre complex including regression , confidence intervals and uncertainty/risk. Their approaches vary from simple mechanical guidance to lists of helpful hints or introductions to much wider-ranging topics.



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