"Annual Abstract of Statistics" is the most comprehensive source of statistics in the UK. Compiled from more than 100 sources, this publication includes over 10,000 series of data, covering key aspects of the UK's economic, social and industrial life. The data is presented in easy-to-read tables and backed up with explanatory notes and definitions.
The OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS (ONS) is the government department that provides UK statistical and registration services. ONS is responsible for producing a wide range of key economic and social statistics which are used by policy makers across government to create evidence-based policies and monitor performance against them. The Office also builds and maintains data sources both for itself and for its business and research customers. It makes statistics available so that everyone can easily assess the state of the nation, the performance of government, and their own position.