Office for National Statistics

United Kingdom's principal government institution in charge of statistics and census data

The Office for National Statistics is part of the UK Statistics Authority, which reports directly to the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was set up in 1996.

It runs the census every 10 years.

The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007[1] is intended to show that it is independent.


  1. "Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007". Retrieved 15 February 2023.