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The UK National Statistics Publication Hub is the gateway to the latest statistics release each day by government departments in the UK.

The information on this page explains what you can find within the different sections of the Publication Hub.

Publication Hub

The Publication Hub is the first port of call for anyone seeking the latest statistics released by government departments in the UK. It is the central website where the planned publication dates of new statistical data are announced in advance, and where you will find links to all first releases of National Statistics publications.

The term 'National Statistics' is an accreditation quality mark which indicates that the statistics in the publication have been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and judged to be compliant with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The code covers a range of measures, such as relevance, integrity, quality, accessibility, value for money and freedom from political influence. Data classed as National Statistics provide an up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful description of the UK's economy and society.

The Publication Hub brings together in one place updates and statistical news releases from all National Statistics producers. You can access these when they are available directly from this website or by subscribing to the RSS news feed. You can also access the statistics from the individual producer's website.

The Publication Hub also provides links to official statistical products and publications that are not designated National Statistics. It is the only website where you can access past and present statistical releases from across government. In addition, you can find information about when future statistical releases are going to be available.

All statistical releases on this website are held on departmental websites, along with underlying sources and datasets. As the producers of these statistics, the departments are responsible for their content and accuracy. Contact details are provided with each statistical release. The Publication Hub itself does not produce any statistics.

The UK Statistics Authority provides guidance on the content and dissemination of releases as part of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, supplemented by additional guidance from the National Statistician. For now, the content of releases will remain the responsibility of departments.

Heads of Profession in each department are responsible for the professional quality of outputs released through the Publication Hub and approve the publication of outputs before their release.

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The home page provides you with links to all areas of the website.

The National Statistics releases for the current day are displayed with direct links to the data.

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This section helps you to get the most out of the website. Information is provided on the following:

  • Accessibility statement 
  • Accessibility features
  • Link to 'My Web My Way' website
  • How to use access keys

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Release calendar

The release calendar helps you to search for past, present and future publications from different government departments.

Searches are carried out by:

  • title or key word/phrase
  • date or range of dates
  • theme, for example Travel and Transport, Government or People and Places
  • department, for example Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Ministry of Defence (MoD)

The National Statistics logo will appear next to any publication that is designated a National Statistic. The National Statistics logo is your assurance of statistics produced to the highest professional standards.

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Statistics producers

This section contains links to all government departments that are responsible for producing statistics.  It also provides links to other departments and international organisations that collect and/or publish statistics.

Select a department of your choice to see the work they are responsible for and to view their publications.

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Browse by theme

Use this option to view all the statistics available on a particular subject. Each broad theme is divided into a number of topics. You can also choose to view the catalogue of themes and topics in alphabetical order as an A-Z listing. Theme links are shown in bold.

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Theme and topic pages

Theme and topic pages help you browse and find data more easily. They form a classification system or catalogue to which each statistical publication is assigned.

The catalogue contains 11 themes and 155 topics in total. The theme pages contain links to all of their individual topics and also show the key publications for each theme.

Each topic page has four tabs which contain different information:

  1. Overview – a brief description of the topic. It is often followed by up to three graphs which show key statistics relating to the topic. Contact details for further statistical enquiries are also provided
  2. Publications – contains any past, present and future releases by government departments which directly relate to each topic
  3. Technical data – an in-depth look into the statistics related to the topic: how they are made, who collects and publishes them, and what they are and mean
  4. Glossary – describes any unfamiliar words or technical terms within the topic

If applicable, links to related topics, UK statistics, other reports and other websites and related statistics are also shown on the topic pages.

Links within the UK statistics section are supplied by the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Cross-cutting topics

Cross-cutting topics are subjects that do not fit within just one theme because the information is relevant across many themes. Their information is presented in the same way as other topics with an overview, publications, technical data and glossary page. 

If applicable, links to related topics, UK statistics, other reports and other websites and related statistics are shown on the cross-cutting topic pages.

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Regional statistics: find statistics for a local area or region

Many official statistics relating to local areas are published separately by the four countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Other publications provide geographic data across the whole of the UK.

In this section there is a map of the British Isles showing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with corresponding links to your country of choice. You can also find summary facts and figures for your region of interest by selecting 'Statistics for Regions in England'.

If you access 'Statistics for Regions in England', this will take you to a map of Great Britain showing the regions in England. There are nine regions in England in total, including the North East, London and Yorkshire and The Humber. The links in this section will take you to information about these regions, including local authority areas.

Links are also provided to the websites holding National Statistics at a more local or neighbourhood level.

Visit regional statistics: find statistics for a local area or region

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Government Statistical Service

An overview of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) can be found in this section. Find out more about the 6,700 members of the GSS who manage a wide range of censuses, surveys and data sources to produce 1,400 publications.

There is also a link to information about a career in the GSS.

Visit the Government Statistical Service page

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The sitemap separates the different sections of the website into three distinct areas:

  1. Statistical catalogue – contains the theme and topic pages
  2. Statistical information – contains the release calendar, statistics producers, browse by theme, regional statistics, and UK Statistics Authority
  3. Site information – includes help, accessibility, copyright and our privacy policy

You can access all sections of the website using the links on this page.

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Full copyright rules for this site are shown in this section. Please note: the material featured on this site is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

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Terms and conditions

Full terms and conditions for using this site are shown in this section. Please note: the terms and conditions on this website may be changed at any time without notice.

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Any queries can be answered here. There are contact details including telephone number, minicom (for the deaf or hard of hearing), fax number, email address and postal address. Written correspondence in Welsh (email, letter or fax) is welcomed.

There is also a separate email address and telephone number for media enquiries.

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RSS news feeds

The RSS news feed list gives you access to all the RSS news feeds featured on the Publications Hub.

The RSS on the home page is for all the releases for that particular day, and once you subscribe using your preferred RSS news reader, you will be able to see updates as soon as they are available.

You will receive a release title, date of release, theme, department, coverage and a summary. Click the title of the release in the RSS feed to go to straight to the publication.

If you need any assistance with RSS feeds, visit our help page.

The RSS icon is available on the home page or the release calendar.

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