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About National Statistics - Protocols & Compliance

'National Statistics' is a quality marker applied to certain of the United Kingdom's official statistics.
Statistics labelled as 'National Statistics' must meet certain criteria. They should, for example, be fit for purpose, methodologically sound, politically independent and transparently produced.
All National Statistics are produced in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics external link
To view a list of NISRA National Statistics see:
To view the Department for Social Development's Statement of Compliance in relation to the 'Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2009', download:
The complete list of DSD official statistics to which the 'Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2009' applies, along with details of those receiving pre-release access, can be obtained by downloading:
The schedule for forthcoming DSD publications can be found by downloading:
The following document outlines the revisions policy utilised by DSD in the production of official statistics:
The following document lists the administrative systems currently utilised by DSD in the production of official statistics:
To view the Department for Social Development's Confidentiality Statement, download: