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 .
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.
Now, however, the Office of National Statistics admitted that a review of Manchester - where similar complaints of census counting errors were made - has suggested that the forecasts undervalued the population of the city by 24,500, or around 6pc.
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.
The research by the Office of National Statistics found the average hourly and weekly earnings of full-time women workers also increased more - by 5.3 per cent and 5.1 per cent compared with 4.9 per cent and 4.3 per cent for men, respectively.
TORY AM Alun Cairns has repeated calls for Government action as the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics showed the Welsh economy lagging further behind the rest of the UK.
She has perused the report commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown on how the Office of National Statistics got the original figures wrong and made them worse when it tried to put them right.
Spending on R&D was pounds 301 per worker, less than half the UK average, the Office of National Statistics revealed.

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