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National Statistics has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

Provision of E-mail Addresses

National Statistics uses email addresses for the following reasons:

   1. To provide a customised view of the Web Site for each customer and,
   2. To gather statistical information regarding the use of the Web Site for internal use only

National Statistics will not disclose your e-mail address to any third parties without first obtaining your permission.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

In the next few months ONS will be declaring all cookies as part of a new government initiative.

We use cookies to help you find what you’re looking for and get you to your previously visited pages quickly. We also use them to help us gauge user traffic and make further site improvements.

In-depth information about each cookie we use will follow. In the meantime further reading regarding cookies and their uses can be found at All About Cookies.

User information

This website uses cookies, 'web bugs' and Javascript tracking code to gather anonymous information about visitors' usage patterns, in order to improve the navigation of the site, the presentation of its content, and the quality of its services. The information collected does not include personal details such as your name, age, phone number, postal address or email address, nor does it allow personal identification of a user.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. National Statistics is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us.