Office of National Statistics


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Office of National Statistics

A division of the UK government which produces independent information to improve the understanding of the UK's economy and society, and provides reliable and impartial statistics for planning proper allocation of resources, policy-making and decision-making to ensure a fair society. ONS is responsible for key statistics, including the census and population and demography data.
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The UK Office of National Statistics reported on Friday (18 January) that while Christmas consumer spending was the lowest it has been in 13 years, UK consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet.
Paul Slocombe, the council's finance chief, said it had been accepted by the Office of National Statistics that Middlesbrough's figures were not what would have been expected.
The Office of National Statistics found they drank less than the 25-44 age group over a week - but when they did booze, it was likely to be a bender .
Figures from the office of National Statistics show that the National Assembly failed to reduce the number of 16- to 18-year-olds without qualifications to five per cent by 2004.
The National Audit Office (NAO) report has considered how reliable the quarterly asylum information is and the Home Office's compliance with Office of National Statistics practice code and protocols.
The Office of National Statistics has agreed to take a fresh look at the 2001 national census returns, amid evidence the borough has been the victim of a major mathematical blunder.
The survey by the Office of National Statistics on Population Trends yesterday revealed that Church weddings are a fading tradition, with civil ceremonies now accounting for over three fifths of all marriages compared to just under half in 1991.
Many of Europe's top business names including British Gas, EMAP, Epson Europe BV, LVMH, National Savings & Investments, Office of National Statistics, Ryanair, Skoda, T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH, Virgin Atlantic, VNU and Volvo turned to WebTrends this last quarter for its unrivalled ability to deliver accurate and actionable analytics that increase online conversions and maximise ROI from web marketing expenditures.
The research by the Office of National Statistics found the average hourly and weekly earnings of full-time women workers also increased more - by 5.
Just 249,227 marriages took place in England and Wales in 2001 - 7percent fewer than in 2000, the Office of National Statistics found.
Men's magazine GQ compiled the survey using data from the Office of National Statistics and other sources.
The Office of National Statistics said that increased participation in higher education and the labour market is now leading women to have children later in life.

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