Statistics User Forum

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The Statistics User Forum (SUF), supported by the Office for National Statistics, aims to be the strategic voice of users of official statistics. The Forum acts as an umbrella organisation for user groups, each of which covers a particular area across the spectrum of official statistics. Through the Forum we enable open and constructive dialogue between users and producers of official statistics and encourage communication across the user community.

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    Next SUF Meeting

    This is an early notification to make you aware that the next Statistics User Forum meeting will be taking place on Thursday 15 March 2018 from 14.00 - 16.30  at the Royal Statistical Society . There is no need to confirm attendance yet, I just wanted ...

  • WIth apologies for any cross-posting, the following has just been circulated to an RSS committee that I am on, and I wondered if any SUF members wished to take part in the survey? The Office for Statistics Regulation are running a short survey [link ...

  • (sorry for any cross posting) Please see details of a meeting at the RSS 5pm 30 November, and how to register David Matz on behalf of RSS Official Statistics section committee ...

  • (sorry for any cross posting)   Everybody   Do you want to influence UK official statistics? Can you help organise meetings about official statistics? The Royal Statistical Society's Official Statistics section committee still has vacancies ...

  • As mentioned at the SUF meeting last Thursday, and with thanks to Karen Hurrell, here is the Equality and Human Rights Commission's new Measurement Framework . ------------------------------ Admin ONS ------------------------------

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  • Proposed Changes to ONS Birth Statistics

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is running a consultation on changes that we are planning to make to the way that birth statistics are published from the 2017 data year onwards.

    We plan to make four explorable datasets available for live births; the specification for these and consequential proposed changes to our annual publication tables are detailed in the consultation.

    We would appreciate and welcome your feedback on these proposals and will take account of all feedback received before making any changes.

    For more information please email
  • Changes to Divorces in England and Wales 2015 being released 21 June 2017 by ONS

    Under the Children and Families Act 2014, divorcing couples are no longer required to provide information on children as part of the divorce process. From the data received by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it is not possible to determine whether a couple were childless or whether they chose not to provide information on children.

    Analyses show that the average number of children per couple has declined notably since 2013, a likely consequence of many couples choosing not to provide children information. Consequently children information will no longer be included within our divorces release; figures based on incomplete data would be misleading.

    If you require any further information please contact Vital Statistics Outputs Branch at ONS ( or telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110).