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Our reporting affects businesses and citizens across the nation

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 employees work in an exciting variety of roles and professions. We have colleagues who operate in the field nationwide engaging with the public, at ports, airports and in their homes, as well as colleagues who work flexibly from our sites across the UK.

With offices in Newport, Titchfield, London, Darlington, Edinburgh and Manchester, we are a nationwide organisation, and are growing our regional footprint as part of the government Levelling Up strategy.

We are modern, technically focused and data driven – never has there been a more exciting time to join us. You can read about our organisational priorities and plans for the future in our “Statistics for the Public Good” strategy.

“The ONS takes inclusion and diversity very seriously. The Diversity into Leadership Programmes have really helped me.”


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Our colleagues

Our colleagues come from a diverse range of backgrounds and careers.

Learn more about our work and hear from our people about what it’s like to work at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Our benefits

We’ve built a brilliant place to work where you will have everything you need to be your best.

At the Office for National Statistics (ONS), all our colleagues truly count.

Our offices

At the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we know that where you work can have a positive impact on your health and well-being.

That’s why our offices are modern, creative and support flexible working.

Careers that count

We understand that everyone has their own unique set of skills, interests and career ambitions.

Whether you have a passion for technology, project management, data analysis, communication, HR, security or customer service to name just some, you will find plenty of opportunities at the ONS.

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We live in a world where digital technology is more important than ever.

At the Office for National Statistics (ONS), we want to make it as easy as possible for people to interact with our data and analysis.

To help us do this, we employ the best people to create, develop and support our innovative digital solutions.

At the Office for National Statistics (ONS), our project and programme management teams support the important programmes that produce our statistics.

Individuals and organisations across the country use our work to make important decisions. By employing the best people to manage our projects, we can offer our users the best possible service.

Analysis is at the heart of everything we do at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Our statistics are in the media almost every day and people use them to make important decisions about services that affect us all. We can only do this by finding the best people to analyse our data and giving them the latest technology and techniques to do it.

As an analyst at the ONS, you will have access to analytical groups and networks, as well as. learning, development and training opportunities.

Corporate services play an important role at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Whether they’re recruiting new colleagues, managing finances, keeping us safe or offering legal support, the people in these teams have a clear understanding of what’s happening across the organisation. We could not do what we do without them.

The Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest profession in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and across government.

As member of the ODP, you will help to make government policies, strategies and plans a reality. You will do this by delivering important services and outputs directly to the public or supporting those who do.

ODP is critical to the successful delivery of services and support to people across the UK and abroad.