Office for National Statistics (ONS) (Formerly OPCS)
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Fox, J., Dunnell, K. and Coleman, M. 2005. Office for National Statistics (ONS) (Formerly OPCS). Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 6.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) lies at the center of the United Kingdom Government Statistical Service. In partnership with other government departments, ONS aims to provide “the main statistical advisory service for policy formulation, resource allocation, planning, and research on the number, characteristics and health of the population. It collects and analyses data from a wide variety of sources, and publishes and interprets the statistics. Major customers are government, business, researchers and the general public.”