An established reference source, "Social Trends" draws together the most up-to-date social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations. Often referred to as 'the Biography of Britain', this annual publication provides a unique picture of life and lifestyle in the UK. Data is presented clearly in a combination of tables, figures and text, providing the ideal tool for researching life and lifestyles in the UK.
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.