This section contains links to all government departments who are responsible for producing statistics. It also provides links to other departments and international organisations that collect and/or publish statistics. Click on the department of your choice to see the work they are responsible for and to view their publications.
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland) and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) aims to promote sustainable economic growth and the development of the countryside in Northern Ireland. The Department assists the competitive development of the agri-food, fishing and forestry sectors of the Northern Ireland economy, having regard for the need of the consumers, the welfare of animals and the conservation and enhancement of the environment.
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is responsible for business advice and regulation, further and higher education and international trade. It also leads on regulatory reform, innovation, science and technology.
The Cabinet Office sits at the very centre of government, with an overarching purpose of making government work better. It supports the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, helping to ensure effective development, coordination and implementation of policy and operations across all government departments. It also leads work to ensure that the Civil Service provides the most effective and efficient support to Government to help it meet its objectives.
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) in Northern Ireland is the Government Department responsible for arts and creativity, museums, libraries, sport, inland waterways and inland fisheries, linguistic diversity, archives, and for advising on National Lottery distribution. The Department also draws on the expertise of the Education and Training Inspectorate.
The Department of Education (Northern Ireland)'s primary statutory duty is to promote the education of the people of the north of Ireland and to ensure the effective implementation of education policy. The Department’s main statutory areas of responsibility are 0-4 provision, primary, post-primary and special education and the youth service.
The Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland) exists to promote economic, social and personal development through high quality learning, research and skills training, and to help people into employment and promote good employment practices.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) plays a crucial role in formulating and delivering economic development policy in terms of Enterprise, Social Economy, Innovation, Energy, Telecoms and Tourism in Northern Ireland. In addition, the Department has responsibility for ensuring a modern regulatory framework to support business and protect consumers.
The Department of the Environment comprises two Executive Agencies and eight supporting policy, operational delivery and resources Divisions. These Agencies and Divisions, which are organised within three functional groups, work in partnership to achieve the Department’s overall vision and strategic objectives.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is concerned with securing a healthy natural environment. This includes promoting a low carbon and efficient economy, ensuring a thriving and secure food and farming sector and supporting development of sustainable rural communities.
Department of Health is a ministerial department. It helps people to live better for longer. It leads, shapes and funds health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.
The Health Protection Agency is an independent body responsible for protecting the health and well-being of the population. From 1 April 2013 the Health Protection Agency became part of Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health.
The Department of Health, Social Service and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) seeks to improve the health and well-being of the population and reduce health inequalities.
The National Health Service National Services Scotland provides NHS services within the devolved administration.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive non-departmental public body established to enable sustainable development in the marine area and to promote the UK government's vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for the registration of life events in Scotland, production of demographic statistics, administering the Scottish Census, and looking after the national archives of Scotland.
The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) works to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England. From 1 April 2013 the NTA has become part of Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) produce information on Northern Ireland’s population and socio-economic conditions.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is responsible for regulating qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) aims to contribute to and oversee the co-ordination of Executive policies and programmes to deliver a peaceful, fair, equal and prosperous society.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s purpose is to make Northern Ireland safer for everyone through professional, progressive policing. This goal is achieved through policing with the community. This proactive, community-driven approach sees the police and local community working together to identify and solve problems.
Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It works with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices. It is addressing inequalities by focusing on removing barriers to good health.
The Department for Regional Development (DRD) supports the economy by planning, developing and maintaining safe and sustainable transportation networks; promoting airport and harbour services; addressing regional imbalance in infrastructure; and shaping the long-term future of the region. It also contributes to the health and well-being of the community and the protection of the environment by maintaining and developing the policy and regulatory environment which provides sustainable, high quality water and sewerage services.
The Scottish Ambulance Service provides scheduled and unscheduled anticipatory care for patients in remote, rural and urban communities across Scotland. The Service responds to 650,000 accident and emergency incidents a year and carries out 1.3 million journeys on its Patient Transport Service. A Special Health Board, the Scottish Ambulance Service is a national operation based at over 180 locations in five Divisions.
The Department for Social Development (Northern Ireland) has strategic responsibility for urban regeneration, community and voluntary sector development, social legislation, housing, social security benefits, pensions and child support.
The N. Ireland Cancer Registry is part of the Centre for Public Heath in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast. The aim of the Registry is to provide accurate, timely information on cancers occuring in the population of Northern Ireland for research, planning and education so that the burden of disease my be reduced and the experience of patients and their outcomes improved.
The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) was a Non-Departmental Public Body established in July 2008 to take responsibility for the child maintenance system in Great Britain. It was abolished on 31 July 2012. Responsibility for the child maintenance system in Great Britain has now returned to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (IC) is a central source of health and social care information.
The IPCC was established by the Police Reform Act and became operational in April 2004. The IPCC is independent, making its decisions entirely independently of the police, government and complainants. Its primary statutory purpose is to increase public confidence in the police complaints system in England and Wales.
The Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability is a charity that is made up of 12 Partner Organisations who have joined together with funding from the Scottish Government to help people make the changes set out in 'The same as you?'