Consultation outcome

Measuring the Digital Economy

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

A summary of the responses received by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) following the public consultation on measuring the digital economy, covering Internet Access and E-commerce and ICT Statistics and the actions that ONS intends to take are explained in the report: Response to the ONS consultation on measuring the digital economy held on the ONS website

Original consultation


On 7 August 2014, ONS launched a public consultation on the future publication of statistics that measure the digital economy.

This consultation was held on another website.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

ONS would like to hear:

  1. Which ONS digital economy statistics are helpful to users?

  2. How are ONS digital economy statistics used?

  3. What would users prefer in terms of the timing and content of future publications of those statistics previously contained in the ‘Internet Access Quarterly Update’?

  4. Would an indicator set similar to that proposed in the ‘Monitoring e-commerce’ article be of value to users?

  5. Is there value for users in expanding the e-commerce survey to broaden the industry and/or business size coverage?

  6. What other statistics on the digital economy would be helpful to users?

  7. Whether users would like to be members of a new ‘Measuring the digital economy’ user group that is being considered?

Responses to this consultation will be used to inform the future collection and publication of statistics to measure the digital economy.

This consultation will end on 30 October 2014. A summary of responses and next steps will be published following the consultation.

Published 7 August 2014