National Statistics – Protocol and Compliance

'National Statistics' is a quality marker applied to certain of the United Kingdom's official statistics.

About National 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 and under the Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007.

A list of National Statistics produced by NISRA statisticians can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website.

Pre-release access

Northern Ireland legislation is in place to allow pre-release access to Official Statistics. All departments have published Statements of Compliance with the legislation. The TEO statement of compliance can be accessed below:

Pre-Release access lists

Revisions policy and publication schedule

The revisions policy utilised by TEO in the production of National and Official Statistics can be accessed below:

The publication schedule is below:



Good Relations Indicators Annual Update To be confirmed
Draft PfG Indicator 31 Report: Shared Space To be confirmed
Draft PfG Indicator 35 Report: Cultural Identity To be confirmed
Self-efficacy, Locus of Control and Life Satisfaction in Northern Ireland To be confirmed
Lifetime Opportunities Monitoring Framework update report To be confirmed
Labour Force Survey Religion report 31 January 2019
Labour Force Survey Religion report: Local Government District bulletin 14 February 2019
Nation Brands Index Report for Northern Ireland 28 February 2019
Six ‘Dimensions’ (of the Nations Brands Index) To be confirmed
Public Appointments Annual Report for Northern Ireland To be confirmed
Northern Ireland Racial Equality Indicators To be confirmed
Self-efficacy, Locus of Control and Life Satisfaction among Young People To be confirmed

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