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Home Office use of administrative sources for statistical purposes

Official statistics are based on two main sources, from statistical surveys and data extracted from administrative or management systems.

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Home Office use of administrative sources for statistical purposes

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Official statistics published by the Home Office are based on two main sources, data gathered from statistical surveys, and data extracted from its own and from other organisations’ administrative or management systems. By using data which are already available within administrative or management systems, we are able to limit the overall burden placed on data providers, and also avoid the costs of mounting dedicated data collection exercises.

Published 1 October 2010
Last updated 30 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect changes since 2014.
  2. Updated links and various wording updates to reflect publication changes.
  3. First published.