The Government Statistical Service must get input from and adapt to the changing needs of its users (such as government, business and the public) to be sure that our statistics are useful and valuable to society.
This page brings together resources about working with users of statistics, including guidance documents, case studies from GSS departments and links to useful external content.
The Good Practice team within the GSS Professional Support Team is working with UK statistics producers to improve how we work with users. Please get in touch with them for advice, or if you have any examples of good practice to share
StatsUserNet is the Royal Statistical Society’s interactive website for communication between users and producers of official statistics. It’s an ideal tool for reaching users of official statistics and finding out what they want from statistics. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on how to make best use of the site.
As well as helping us improve how we work with the users of our statistics, we wrote some guidance on Statistics for Policy Professionals: Things you need to know. Take a look and tell us what you think.
- Good Practice Team guidance: Improving user engagement for official statistics
- UK Statistics Authority Monitoring Brief 6/2010: The use made of official statistics
- UK Statistics Authority examples of compliance with the Code of Practice
- UK Statistics Authority report on strengthening user engagement