Working for the Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is entrusted with the public's data. We work on some of the country's most topical issues, from employment figures to migration statistics, and we are responsible for the ten-yearly census of every household in England and Wales.

Our reporting affects businesses and citizens across the nation

Our 4,500 employees truly count, from the nationwide field force, who engage with the public at ports, airports and in their homes, to staff across three sites (Newport, Titchfield and Pimlico, London). We work to ensure that as the UK's largest producer of official statistics, our outputs are trusted to inform government and guide policy makers.

We are modern, technically focussed and data driven - never has there been a more exciting time to join us. Our "Better Statistics, Better Decisions" strategy is driving a transformational change throughout the organisation.

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Staff wellbeing, work-life balance and flexible working are highly valued by us, as is our commitment to staff development and learning. We offer job opportunities nationwide for field-based interviewers in addition to our office-based posts in a variety of functions, including administration, analysis, corporate services, digital, and project management.

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Working here has given me the confidence and freedom to develop. My job is constantly evolving, with a lot of different possibilities. ONS offers flexible working patterns. I think it's one of the best Civil Service sites regarding facilities, clubs outside of work and volunteering opportunities.

Alison Adams Academic Manager, Data Science Campus
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Our data informs many aspects of UK life, from the number of schools to the base interest rate

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We report metrics on the UK's progress towards the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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We are recognised as having some of the greenest office sites across government

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My role has a huge influence on how people and organisations use our data, data that informs billions of pounds worth of government spending. I enjoy smart working in a friendly environment with other government analysts and I'm given the time to volunteer locally.

Amy FowlerSenior Research Officer, 2021 Census Output Dissemination

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Working Families Employer Member and a Disability Confident employer and will support you to build a rewarding career. We offer:

  • career pathway options such as apprenticeships and recognised qualifications for a variety of professions
  • up to three days paid leave per year for voluntary work
  • cycle to work schemes, a gym and a nursery on-site at our Newport HQ.

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Jobs that count

If you follow the news you'll have noticed the statistics we report appear almost daily. Whether it's the nation's employment figures or children and young people's mental health. Join us and keep the nation informed on a wide range of topics affecting the economy, society and population. From analysis to administration, communications to policy and law, digital technology to field force, we work to deliver "Better Statistics, Better Decisions" for the UK.

Office Of National Statistics Data Science Campus

Our Data Science Campus is a purpose-built centre for excellence

We work at the frontier of data science and AI. Building skills and applying tools, we deliver methods and practices to create new understanding and improve decision-making.

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Help us shape the future

The 2021 Census covers every household in England and Wales and for the first time ever it will be primarily online.