Government Information Services in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Government Information Services

Census 2011 England and Wales

Explains what the census is, why it matters. Also features information on educational materials and details about using census data to track family histories. ONS

CIA - The World Factbook - United Kingdom

CIA presents a brief but informative profile of the UK covering geography, people, government, economy and transportation.

Official government site provides a wide range of public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made; includes over 4500 data sets, resources, tools, and blogs.

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)

A national data service providing an extensive range of key economic and social data, quantitative and qualitative, covering many disciplines and themes. Includes resources, a profile, and a guide to searching and browsing their data collections.

Land Registry

Maintains the land registration system for England and Wales; information about their services, an online database of land titles, publications, and a FAQ.

National Archives

Executive agency of the Secretary of State for Justice; sets standards for information and records management, manages public sector information, and the government's official archive. Information about their services, education programme, and online resources for family history.

Office for National Statistics

Produces a wide range of economic and social statistics, including the decennial census. Includes information about their structure and activities, and a facility to find national, regional, and local statistical data.

Ordnance Survey

National mapping agency; information about their products and data services, education resources, corporate profile, and careers.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Now part of the Northern Ireland Land and Property Services Agency, and responsible for mapping and geographical information; includes details of their services and an online map shop.

UK Statistics Authority

Provides independent oversight for the Office for National Statistics, and monitoring and assessment of all official statistics; information about their structure and code of practice.

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